Toiletries to Pack for Winter Travel

by Allie Moore

Mar 20, 2019

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Tips / Travel

It may not seem obvious, but, depending on where you travel during the winter season, you may need to make a few amendments to your typical toiletries packing list. In light of cold, dry weather, here are a few items to remember to pack when heading out for a winter vacation.


Face Cream/Moisturizer

Because the air is cooler, it’s easy to think the sun won’t have as harsh of an effect on your skin in the winter. But, after a day of skiing down mountains with the wind and sun silently assaulting your face, you’ll want to treat wind- and sunburn with a cool layer of moisturizing lotion. Choose one with sun protection factor to protect your skin the next time you go out in the winter sun.



Packing moisturizing oils such as argan, jojoba or tea-tree will help revive dry skin by giving it the moisture it so desperately craves after spending time in the dry winter air. Both women and men can benefit from applying a few drops of oil to itchy or sensitive, just-shaved skin. Oils, which can also be used to keep hair soft and shiny, are travel-friendly as many bottles are already small.


Petroleum Jelly

Also a super moisturizer, petroleum jelly can serve a variety of functions for thirsty skin. Dab some on your lips when you run out of balm, or use a dollop to prevent and/or treat cracked heels, knees, elbows and other joints.



Keep eyes and nasal passages nice and moist by adding a few drops of saline solution daily. Helping these mucous membrane retain their natural moisture may also help ward off bact


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