10 Health and Beauty Products to Travel with this Fall
October 30, 2019
We’ve broken down the travel essentials to make your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible to prepare you for you for anything your trip throws at you. Packing a few essentials to go can really make or break your trip and be the difference of getting great sleep and rest – Here’s how we maintain our health while away from home with 8 recommendations on products to use while seeing the world.
- Travel Pillow
Be it Conventional, U-shaped, Infinity or Inflatable, Travel Pillows are a comfort essential. The three features of a travel pillow are that 1. It fully supports the head, 2. It’s soft and plush and breathable, 3. It’s convenient to carry. A really great travel pillow has these three key features. Its job is to hold up your head so you can relax and fall asleep on your travels. It should also be convenient to take with you – compact and able to be secured to your luggage. We found one that meets all these criteria and we like the Alpaca Chin-Supporting Memory Foam Travel Pillow. It’s perfect for Side, Back, and Upright Sleepers. It’s also portable, pack-able, and breathable, made out of 100% memory foam and comes with a compact carrying case. You never know if a flight will get delayed or if you’ll be stuck at the airport or inside the plane or for how long so comfort is really key.
- Collapsible Water Bottle
Hydration is important, especially while traveling or on long flights. You can save money, stay healthy and hydrated, drink clean and support the environment and lower your carbon footprint by using a reusable, refillable water bottle rather than buying expensive plastic bottles at the airport every time you get thirsty. We like the Que Bottle and think it makes a great travel companion on all your adventures because it is sturdy, collapsible and can be filled with hot or cold liquids. They can also fit into virtually any bag. With a cute spiral design you don’t have to sacrifice your fashion sense either! Available on their website in 12oz or 20oz size in an array of colors. We love it because it’s lightweight and compact, shock proof, leak proof, taste, and odor free, made of food grade silicone and is dishwasher safe. It has a wide mouth for ice cubes and you can buy a separate stainless steel cap for easy attachment. You can also find it on Amazon for under $20.
- Silk Eye Mask
Just as covet able as Silk Pillowcases! Frill-Free and light-blocking ultra luxurious silk sleep masks are the epitome of a luxury vacation. Silk pillowcase benefits include a cleaner sleep surface, less friction on skin or hair and prevents irritation or damage. A silk sleep mask won’t leave creases on your skin. The primary reason that sleep masks are a good idea is because humans are diurnal, meaning we’re awake during the day and sleep at night. Our brains have been hard-wired into associating darkness with sleep and producing more melatonin (the hormone that controls our sleep and wake cycles) when they sense an absence of light. Scientists have also linked dark sleeping conditions such as with sleep masks with increased time in REM sleep and decreased wakefulness – meaning you’re more likely to sleep deeply and to sleep through the night. A sleep mask also helps create a protective barrier over your eyes and helps prevent dry eyes. The sleep mask also protects the delicate skin around your eyes where many people first form wrinkles. Sleep Mask = Less likely to suffer from collagen breakdown as rapidly! You can find the 2019 winners of Prevention’s Healthy Sleep Awards Here.
- Windproof Travel Umbrella
They say into every life, a little rain must fall. That sometimes goes for vacations too, but it doesn’t mean you need to get wet! Be ready for rain or shine with a compact waterproof umbrella. We like Repel’s windproof travel umbrella with Teflon coating. It’s automatic and allows for easy one handed operation. The lighter the better goes for travelling and this one is extremely pack-able. Coming in at just 12 ounces this convenient to carry travel umbrella is only $23 on Amazon and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
- Compression Socks
If you’re going to be sitting in an airplane seat for longer than four hours, you may want to change into a pair of compression tights or socks to aid circulation in your legs. Keep your feet from falling asleep and prevent more serious symptoms of sitting too long, like blood clots. There are an array of both colorful and comfortable compression socks available that will provide you with both the warmth and the support needed to make your legs feel less tired after too much sitting or standing. Check out these unisex socks from $8 up on Amazon.
- Moisturizing Products
Hydrating skincare products are a carry-on essential! Most of us get parched on planes due to the high altitudes so we like to keep the Mini Hydrating Day Moisturizer with us in-flight. One of our ultra-moisturizing go-tos is Tevenere Botanics Travel sized Moisturizer. It’s the perfect size to pack at only 10ml lightweight and fits in the smallest of pockets but packs an ultra-hydrating punch. Flying makes your skin super dry so take Tevenere Botanics with you, it’s easy to travel with and feels great on the skin and it’s totally affordable. Pack in your bag and apply as soon as you notice the altitude bringing you down.
- Lip Balm
Lip balms are another travel essential. Dry, chapped lips are bound to happen in-flight where the air just sucks you dry. You need a super creamy, hydrating product to lock in moisture. No matter what climate you’re in or the time of year having a good hydrating lip balm around is always a good idea. For no-makup days you can spice it up by choosing one with a rosy tint to add a pop of color or with SPF for sun protection. Our pick is Burt’s Bee’s Beeswax Lip Balm.
This is so popular that one is sold every second somewhere in the world! That means that 86,400 of these yellow tubes are purchased in a 24-hour period. We aren’t surprised given its affordable price and all-natural formula. It’s made with conditioning beeswax, moisturizing Vitamin E and peppermint oil for that refreshing tingle. They also have tinted lip balms like the one featured below.
Their tinted lip balms have a slightly different texture that glides on smoothly and feels light on your lips along with having the different tints to choose from and again having an all-natural formula.
Mack’s earplugs keeps out the ambient noise and annoyances around you. A set of these are key to a good night’s rest. Not only is it the USA’s #1 selling silicone ear plug but it’s also Doctor recommended. We love how they are simple, inexpensive, and available almost everywhere. These noise reducing ear plugs are perfect for sleeping, resting, and relaxing which in turn helps us maintain good health for our mind and body. They are also very comfortable made out of Cush comfort foam material known for being slow-release and low in pressure.
Not just any toothbrush but Dr. Plotka’s Toothbrush! Pack this toothbrush to keep your dental health game strong. It cleans effectively and has antimicrobial bristles to eliminate bacteria. With it’s long bristles it reaches even the most difficult spots and makes it easy to have clean teeth and fresh breath. Invented by a dentist with over 45 years of experience, Doctor Plotka, has a patent pending on bristles that are 10x thinner than bristles on ordinary toothbrushes and measure 1 micrometer at the tip. This means they can remove plaque in areas that a standard toothbrush cannot reach. The silver embedded in his toothbrushes naturally eliminate 99% of the bacteria build up on bristles within 6 hours. It’s like using a sterile toothbrush every single time you brush! Available in a 2 or 4 pack on Amazon.
- Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Jetlag is a real issue for many people. So when travelling bring a Deep Sleep Pillow Spray with you to make sure you get enough sleep even when you’re in a different time zone. Spray a fine mist over your pillow to help you get that Deep Sleep. Its proven to help you fall asleep faster and feel more refreshed in the morning. 89% of users fell asleep faster than normal and 98% of users woke up feeling more refreshed in the morning. Spritz it onto your pillows just before bedtime. It’s also suitable during pregnancy and is an award-winning natural aroma therapeutic super-blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetivert to calm both mind and body and helps reduce sleep associated anxiety and improve sleep quality.
Tell us in the comments… What’s on your Fall Travel Shopping List?