Sometimes you just need to pack your bags and travel out into the world for a bit of relief from the daily grind. Whether that means a stay-cation, a tropical oasis, or somewhere off the beaten path, you’re going to need some supplies. Those rinky-dink hotel provisions just aren’t going to cut it because, let’s be real, those trip photos are going to live on Instagram, for-e-ver. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the essentials for looking your best even while you’re off the radar.
Let’s start with the basics: your dopp bag. If you’re carrying around your travel toiletries in a zip-top sandwich bag, it’s time to upgrade and splurge on a well-made toiletry bag that will last for years to come. We’re looking at this handmade canvas and leather creation from Joshu + Vela. Keep it stocked with your go-to products so the next time you get invited on a last minute weekend getaway, you can just grab and go without wasting precious vacation minutes.
Next, going off the grid doesn’t mean you have to let facial hair grow wild. Carry a good razor and a travel-sized container of your favorite cream, like Port Products Face Saving Shave Formula. With coconut oil and aloe to soothe skin and soften hairs, you can get away with leaving the pre-shave and aftershave at home.
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, somehow body odor always seems to go hand in hand with travel, and nobody wants to see that unattractive white residue under your pits–much less to smell you from afar. Always keep a good deodorant like Jack Black Cool CTRL Natural Deodorant handy to keep you smelling and feeling fresh when you get to your destination.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: don’t forget the sunscreen. Summer may be past, but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t get you while you’re out hiking, biking or even brunching. Remember, even if there’s cloud cover, UV rays still cause skin damage. Protect your epidermis with MD Solar Sciences Mineral Creme SPF 30. It’s lightweight and hydrating enough to substitute as your day moisturizer when you want to pack light.
Finally, keep travel-sized containers of your favorite hair and body washes on hand. After a day of surfing, skiing or wilderness trekking, it’s nice to be able to wash off the grime before you head out for the night. Stick to your tried and true cleansers and scents, and you’ll feel more like you–and nothing is more essential than that.