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Travel Beauty Essentials for Your Next Getaway

Whether you’re spending a week in the Caribbean or planning a special stay-cation at home, summer’s the time when many of us start marking our calendars for all sorts of fun and exciting adventures. 

With the hustle and bustle of packing our favorite outfits, swimsuits, sunscreen, and shoes, it’s easy to forget about the other important items, namely our beauty products! In this blog, we’re outlining everything you need to ensure you’re prepared (and selfie-ready) for your next summer getaway. Here are your top vacation beauty essentials. 

Travel-ready Skincare

It usually goes without saying, but every vacation bag should have a healthy collection of travel-ready skincare products. From sunscreen to everyday moisturizer, hand cream, body cream, and facial cleansers, your travel bag needs to be stocked with all your morning and evening essentials. 

With summer comes more opportunities to be gone for days or sometimes weeks at a time. Your makeup routine might change a bit to accommodate, but the last thing you want is to find you’ve left some of your basic skincare items behind. As you pack everything together, make a special place in your bag for your daily skincare regimen. Better yet, keep them close together in a separate toiletry bag. You never know when you might need to use or reapply some of your favorites. 

Tanning Drops

Let’s face it, not all of us are blessed with a gorgeous, natural tan. Try as we might, sometimes we need a little extra help! If your vacation includes time at the beach or even time by the pool, there’s a good chance you’ll want to show off a beautiful new tan by season’s end. At the same time, you likely want a safer alternative to excessive sun exposure, and that’s where self-tanning products come in! Thankfully, there are a wealth of wonderful products you can use to achieve a sun-kissed glow worth smiling about. They can be packed into your travel bag in a pinch, so take notes!

First up, it’s highly, highly recommended to get your hands on a quality bottle of tanning drops. Not only do they offer an effective (and far less messy) way to skip the spray tan experience, but they can quickly help you achieve a natural-looking tan in a fraction of the time and for far less money. While there are lots of tanning drops to choose from, the best tanning drops are made in a clear formula, typically infused with variety of skin-healthy ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin E. Used properly, tanning drops can also help illuminate and even your skin tone, making them an attractive option for those seeking a more subtle, natural-looking tan. You can even combine them with your favorite moisturizer, foundation, or body lotion for a versatile face tan, with some women forgoing foundation entirely in favor of tanning drops. 

Best of all, you won’t have to suffer that dreadful, stinky spray tan smell either, as the best tanning drops ditch the strong, offensive odors of spray tans in favor of lighter, more floral scents. If you’ve never used tanning drops before, the experience is customizable! A few drops is all you need for something subtle, but you can always opt for some extra drops to achieve a darker, deeper tan. The choice is yours! 

Waterproof Mascara

Summer also means changing up your makeup habits, especially when it comes to how much makeup you apply. While you might have opted for more full makeup looks during the cooler months, high temperatures and a face full of makeup don’t mix well. The last thing you want is a sweaty, icky mess before your next selfie. Yikes! 

Since you’ll likely want to keep things light, it never hurts to keep a tube of waterproof mascara handy. Pack your favorite traditional mascara as well, but the goal is to have a backup that can better withstand the heat and humidity that comes with the season. You needn’t worry about smudging or flaking either, as the best waterproof mascara formulas are designed to be sweatproof, swimproof, tearproof, and smudgeproof from the get-go. 

The ingredients in your waterproof mascara are just as important. It’s your face after all, so there’s no harm in doing a little extra research. With Red Aspen’s Pump It Up, Maggie Waterproof Mascara, you’ll have all the benefits of the active ingredient isododecane, a colorless liquid designed to help your mascara apply smoothly, while also granting the long-lasting hold you’ve come to expect in all your mascaras. 

Skin Tint

With summer being such a wonderful time to experiment with different looks and styles, it’s also the ideal season to try something new with other parts of your makeup, namely your foundation. As a buildable, blendable alternative to your favorite liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream, Red Aspen Skin Tint is the perfect choice for multiple coverage levels, ranging from light and medium everyday looks to those dramatic, date-night glam looks every girl loves.

Formulated with good-for-you ingredients like Niacinamide and antioxidants, Red Aspen’s Skin Tint can help you visibly brighten and smooth your skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of dark spots while also giving you a radiant, illuminated finish that’s sure to turn heads. Plus, it’s clinically tested to be non-comedogenic, so it’s specially designed to not clog or block your pores. In other words, the perfect pairing of makeup and skincare! 

As with any new beauty product though, you’re probably wondering how well you can color match Red Aspen Skin Tint to your unique skin tone. You’re also probably wondering how easily it might work into your existing routine. We’re all different after all, and it’s not uncommon for women to have these criteria and others before they commit to trying something new with their makeup. The good news is that Red Aspen Skin Tint is incredibly flexible. It’s available in 11 gorgeous shades, so you can easily color match whether you need something light to tan, a deeper bronze, or something ultra deep. Application couldn’t be easier as well. Depending on your desired coverage level, it glides on smoothly with your favorite Liquid Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush, or makeup sponge, making it one of the most versatile makeup choices you can make for your next getaway.

Lip Gloss

Every woman can appreciate an awesome lip gloss. Not only can they instantly make your lips appear plumper, but they can work double duty as a makeup and moisturizer when needed. This is especially helpful when you’re on the go, as the ability to quickly touch up your look is highly valuable when vacation plans inevitably change. 

That said, choosing the right lip gloss is typically an exercise in patience. If you’re like most women, you’ll probably sort through two, three, sometimes four different shades to find the one you like best. On top of that, you’ll likely have to do some research on the ingredients, as those of us with sensitive skin have to be a bit more careful with what we put on our face. 

Thankfully, there are incredible lip gloss options like Red Aspen Lip Gloss to fill that need. Made with plant-based ingredients like jojoba oil and Vitamin E, Red Aspen lip glosses work to deeply condition and improve the appearance of your lips to keep them looking healthy and buttery soft. At the same time, Red Aspen lip gloss is infused with rosemary leaf extract, rice bran extract, and sunflower seed oil. These work to hydrate and soothe your lips, improving their overall texture while simultaneously helping your lip gloss to stay naturally fresh. It’s the best of both worlds, combining a lightweight, hydrating formula with the highly pigmented and buildable coverage every girl craves. In other words, the perfect vacation beauty accessory! 

Hydrating Sheet Masks

No matter what kind of vacation you have planned, there’s a good chance you’ll have a mix of busy activity days along with a few rest and relaxation days sprinkled in between. What better way to wind down than with a luxurious, hydrating sheet mask?

Formulated with good-for-you ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, allantoin, and shea butter, the best sheet masks work to nourish and condition your skin, visibly smoothing and tightening the skin around your smile lines and reducing the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. 

It’s an easy way to complement your complexion, and when combined with something like a pedi mask or hand cream to soften your hands and feet, you can really pamper yourself after a long day of hiking, swimming, or sightseeing. If that weren’t enough, these beauty masks can be applied just about anywhere. End a busy day with an “at-home” spa treatment on the balcony of your hotel room, or throw on some music and treat yourself to a beauty mask in the bathtub. The choice is yours! The experience can also be shared with your besties, a daughter, a niece, or a friend, making it a wonderful way to add something extra to an already unforgettable vacation. 

Pack Your Getaway Bag with Red Aspen Beauty Products! 

Whether you have big plans for your summer or you’re slowly checking items off your bucket list, you owe it to yourself to see how Red Aspen beauty products can improve your next travel experience. 

Reach out to a Red Aspen Brand Ambassador today to learn how you can pack your getaway bag with the best beauty and skincare essentials from Red Aspen

Written by: Nathan Jones

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