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Watch: How to Pack Your K-beauty Routine in Your Carry-On

Having a full, 10-step routine is great, until it comes time to fly.

Packing an arsenal of skin care products in your suitcase is not exactly TSA-approved. However, there are a few ways you can downsize your routine so you don’t have to leave your must-haves at home. Read on and watch the video below to find out our favorite ways to travel with our skin care, and keep our skin fresh on the go.

Tip 1: Use a balm oil cleanser

This first one is super simple. Oil cleansers can be tough to pack because the pump bottle makes the liquids prone to spillage. But an easy way to avoid this is to purchase an oil cleanser that comes in a solid balm. The Enature Moringa Cleansing Balm is one of our favorites, and it’s below TSA regulation size for carry on! It’s spill-proof, easy to use, and even easier to pack.

Tip 2: Pre-soak your toning pads

Nothing feels better in the middle of a travel day than freshening up your face with a toner or cleansing water, like the Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist. But you don’t have to bring a whole bottle with you everywhere you go. Instead, pre soak your cotton pads with toner, and seal them into a Ziploc bag. This will keep them fresh and moist and make it super easy to tone up your skin on the fly.

Tip 3: Put your eye cream in a contacts case

Wearing eye cream every day is a must, which is why you need to pack a hydrating eye cream like the Acwell pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream. The beauty of eye cream is that you don’t need very much of it. Instead of bringing the whole jar, fill an old contacts case with the eye cream and you’ll have a few days worth in a much smaller package.

Tip 4: Use an eye dropper for your facial oil

Similarly, you can use an eye dropper bottle for facial oils. Most facial oils come in fragile bottles, so packing your oils in a spill-proof plastic eye dropper bottle is a much better way to travel. In the video, we just used a dropper bottle from the Container Store, but any eye dropper bottle will work. Additionally, this will make it super easy to apply right onto your skin.

Another option is to opt for a facial oil stick. It can be applied directly on skin and is easy to tote around.

Tip 5: Mix your serum into your moisturizer

Mixing your serum in with your moisturizer is a tip we’ve long used to give our skin an extra boost, however, it also makes for a great way to lighten your travel load. Just put a dropper of your favorite serum into your travel moisturizer, and mix them together. It’ll be easier to pack, and even easier to apply. A great travel moisturizer is the Manyo Factory Galactomy Essence Cream. It’s lightweight, yet packed with antioxidants and soothing ingredients, making it especially perfect for winter travel.

Bottom Line

Traveling shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing your skin care routine. In fact, traveling can be stressful for your skin, so it’s even more important to have a solid routine on hand. With these tips, traveling with your skin care will be easier than ever.

+ What are your tricks for packing your skin care for travel? Share them in the comments!

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