Traveling can be hard enough on you and your skin without having to worry about bringing the right skin care products along. Let me ease your mind: You don't have to bring EVERYTHING with you. Just a few of your "key" essentials so here's what I've found works for me:
- Have a travel kit packed with your basic stuff and stored away at all times. This should include things like toothpaste, toothbrush, nail clipper, etc. Note that I am suggesting that you have "doubles" of the key things you use on a daily basis at home. This lessens the risk of forgetting something and saves time. Having this "kit" ready at a moment's notice will make your "travel life" that much easier.
- Now ... what to bring in terms of skin care? Here's my philosophy: Chances are that you aren't going to be a way for months so why bring everything you use every day at home? A few days off from most grooming products won't generally effect the long term health of your skin. In essence ... narrow down what you need. For example when I travel, I don't bring my Matte For Men 6.5 oz Daily Antioxidant Face Cleanser ... instead I bring a package of our Complete Cleansing Cloths which make facial cleansing so much simpler and easier. I also throw in a tube of Matte For Men Antioxidant Shave Gel, a lip balm, and travel sizes of both Man Powder and our Complete Face Care Lotion. That's it...I'm good to go and my skin care needs are covered.
- OK...OK... for the sake of "full disclosure"...Matte For Men doesn't offer travel sizes of the lotion and Man Powder so how do I bring them along??? Simple ... I just pour some of the lotion into a small travel "squeeze bottle" and place some Man Powder in a smaller "shaker" so that they are more compact and easier to bring along. This step requires a little work ... but my skin is worth it (isn't yours?).
That's it in a nutshell. By following these steps, you'll have everything you need to take care of your skin "on the road".