Photo: Fara Marcus
Packing for your honeymoon is all about ease. You've had a stressful few months of wedding planning, so avoiding packing drama is essential! And, packing your toiletries is a recipe for post-wedding stress. Months of careful skin care planning, facials, and drinking lots and lots of water have made you a glowing bride with the pictures to prove it. Don't let your hard work go to waste and focus on packing light essentials to let your natural beauty shine through.
Here, our tips for getting that newlywed honeymoon glow, without all the junk.
Have Glow Will Travel
The wedding has come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's time to trade in your bridal glow for a dull complexion. Keeping up with your skincare regime on the honeymoon is the key to maintaining that glow. Choose a version of your go-to products that is easy to use and more importantly easy to pack. Obsessed with Pixi's cult-followed Glow Tonic? Try the brand's new Glow Tonic To-Go ($18) pre-soaked pads to keep your skin bright and hydrated when you're sipping cocktails pool-side.
Make Sure You Multi-task
Want to avoid suitcase full of exploding lipsticks, blushes, and eye? Who doesn't. Here's the secret to packing makeup for your honeymoon — a product that does it all! A multibalm adds color to the cheeks, lips and eyes — but Pixi's (Pixi MultiBalm, $12) version also hydrates with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil. Keeping your makeup routine minimal is also key to giving your skin a break after the weeks of beauty trials, and heavy photo-ready wedding day makeup.
Treat and Protect Yourself
Nothing screams for skin hydration more than a day of sitting in the sun. First, make sure you're protecting your skin with a sunscreen with SPF 30 (at least), and at the end of the day, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Pixi's H2O Skindrink ($22) will get rid of that post sun "tight" feeling, and when mixed with an oil-based serum (like Pixi's Rose Oil Blend, $24) it makes all the difference in rescuing your skin from sun damage. Sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils are key to locking in moisture, even after you've had a little too much sun exposure.