Stay true to your skincare routine whether you’re working from home, traveling internationally, or carrying suitcases on weekend trips. This was true even when trekking to Everest Base his camp where he was limited to a 22-pound duffel bag and an 11-pound daypack. Even with these constraints, I managed to pack all the products I needed while hiking, including essentials like sunscreen and healing ointments.
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Here are the 5 products I brought to the Himalayas to keep my skin hydrated and protected from the sun during my 10-day journey.
Use to the People Super Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask
One of my biggest skincare challenges in the Himalayas was dry skin, especially in the increasingly high altitude. I have been using this Youth to the People Overnight Mask for over a year now. A must during the winter months and after undergoing chemo and laser peels where my skin needs hydration and TLC. I applied this mask nightly during my trek, utilizing a formula packed with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to keep my skin hydrated. Plus, the mask smells heavenly and pairs well with any cleanser. .
Buy it: Youth to the People Super Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask, $15-$48, youthtothepeople.com and amazon.com
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer
This Drunk Elephant moisturizer is one of the biggest splurges in my skincare routine, but having repurchased it twice (even though I’ve tried other options), I know it’s good. I got a value size on a recent visit to Sephora, which shows that this product is part of my skin care rotation. Made with extracts, folic acid, all of which help improve skin’s firmness and texture. This moisturizer is incredibly lightweight and perfect for the season and most skin types. When my skin started to dry out, I could reapply throughout the day and it never felt sticky.
Buy it: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer, $68–$98, sephora.com and ulta.com
La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair UV SPF 30 Moisturizer
I’ve been wearing sunscreen every day since I was 13. This is a habit that my mother recommends. I’ve tried everything from drugstore sunscreens to luxury products, and I always come back to this one from La Roche-Posay as my go-to hassle-free option. Leaves no residue, acne-prone skin and which I am very grateful for. You can layer this sunscreen over the Drunk Elephant Moisturizer or wear it alone, especially if you have dry skin.
Buy it: La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair UV SPF 30 Moisturizer, $21, amazon.com
Alcala deodorant body wipe
While in the Himalayas, access to showers becomes less and less as the altitude increases. Made with tree extracts, aloe vera and chamomile, it smells great. Best of all, it doesn’t require water to use and cleanses and refreshes without drying out or leaving residue Best for. Compost these wipes if possible. Made from 100% bamboo.
Buy it: Alcala Deodorizing Wipes, $29, $31 on amazon.com
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
After days of hiking, my skin started to dry out and crack. Every day of my trek, I used Aquaphor to moisturize my skin (especially heels, lips and elbows) before going to bed. This water-free ointment is a versatile product for dry and irritated skin, I love it so much, I always carry a small tube of Aquaphor in my purse. It is important to note that it is not possible to prevent So if you’re trekking, it’s a good idea to pack band-aids for blisters, wear thick socks with wool sock liners, and tape your feet with sports tape if you have blisters. easy area.
Buy it: Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $11, $12 on amazon.com