18 Travel Beauty Tips -- to Go
10. Love Your Naked Lashes
Avoid wearing mascara while traveling, says the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, star of the Passport To ... series. "If I take a little nap, I wake up and find the mascara has left a migratory trail down to my cheeks." She also suggests skipping cream eye shadows, which have a tendency to move around on your face as you snooze.
11. Banish Bright Nail Polish
Skip the brightly colored nail polish when traveling. It chips too easily and leaves you looking unfinished, says Carboni. She recommends buffing and polishing nails to a natural sheen for a clean, crisp look, or applying a neutral, sheer color that won't call attention if it does chip.
12. Keep Your Hands Off Your Face
To minimize breakouts while you're on vacation, dermatologist Erin Welch, MD, says to avoid touching your skin while you travel. "You can pick up any number of unknown bacteria that can result in any number of skin problems after you arrive," says Welch, a professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. If you're going to apply makeup while you're in transit, Welch says use an antibacterial hand wash on your hands first to further protect your skin.
13. Take Your Cleanser With You
If you can only take one skin care item from home, let it be your cleanser. "An abrupt change in cleansers can disrupt skin's acid balance and cause a vacation breakout," Welch says.
14. Get Your Beauty Rest
If you're going to nap on the plane, dab some super-rich night cream around your eyes and don a sleep mask, says dermatologist Jeannie Downie, MD, co-author of Beautiful Skin of Color. Both will help you look fresher and more relaxed when you wake.
15. Slather on the Hand Cream
Never leave home without a tube of your favorite hand cream in your tote bag, and use it liberally throughout the trip, says esthetician Maxine Siegel. This will not only keep your hands from drying out, says Siegel, but in the event you do need to wash them, it can help counter the effects of harsh commercial-grade soaps found in public restrooms.