How to Pack Toiletries for Travel

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These days I have been traveling a whole lot. I recently went to Ireland and am heading up to Orlando or LA every month for something or other. I have become a self-proclaimed pro at packing toiletries for travel. I keep the toiletry bag packed and refill bottles before I leave.

I’m so excited to be able to share tips on how to take care of your skin while you travel from
Dove Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba. I’m also throwing in a couple of my own lessons I’ve
learned over the years.

Mini Shampoo & Conditioner

You might be able to find mini versions of your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Sometimes I can find it, but most times, I cannot. I am very particular about my shampoo and conditioner because of my color treated hair. Buy small refillable leak proof bottles with labels that you can fill up before you travel. Some toiletry kits even come with mini funnels to help you fill them.

Mini Body Wash

You can find mini versions of your favorite body wash at most stores. I know that Dove body wash comes in a mini version. If you cannot find it, you can fill your own mini bottles. Make sure to label this because you don’t want to end up with body wash in your hair.

Mini Lotion

I am very particular with body lotion and I usually need 1 mini bottle per week especially if I a traveling to a cold climate. If you wash my hands a lot, this helps keep my skin hydrated. I usually pack one in my room and one in my purse.

Mini Sunblock

Dr. Barba says, “It’s important to always wear sunscreen, even if you’re traveling somewhere cold! Harmful UV rays don’t take a break for cold weather. Consider switching to a moisturizing sunscreen, a bit richer than your summer product.”

Mini Face Wash

Make sure to pack your favorite face wash or cleanser in your toiletries for travel bag. Breakouts are more likely to happen when you are on vacation due to in sleep changes, eating different foods, and public transportation. You want to use your regular face wash rather than a bar of soap from a hotel or another soap that you normally use for your hair or body. There is nothing worse than getting a breakout on a trip. Plan ahead to avoid this.

Cleansing Wipes

Keep cleansing wipes handy. When on-the-go, you’re oftentimes in a germy environment and that can transfer when touching your face with your hands. Having cleansing wipes or cloths handy is a quick way to refresh yourself.

Mini Tooth Brush & Toothpaste

Skip the full-size toothbrush and toothpaste on trips. They take up much-needed space in your lightweight toiletry bag.

Floss Picks

Don’t forget to bring floss or floss picks on your trip. I usually put the picks in a small plastic bag to keep them sanitary. While traveling, you might get stuff stuck in your teeth and I like to be prepared.



This is a must-have no matter if you’re traveling to a tropical island or a bustling European city.
Dr. Barba says taking care of your underarm skin is especially important in winter because of all
the clothing rubbing up against it all day. I love Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant because it
provides you with 48-hour odor and wetness protection, plus cares for your skin with Dove’s ¼
moisturizers. Conveniently, Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is TSA approved in full size.
However, if you want to minimize space in your bag Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is also
available in travel size. Check it out online here.

Makeup Remover/Toner

I like to bring makeup remover that doubles as toner. It takes up less space that way.

Cotton Rounds & Cotton Swabs

Don’t forget to bring cotton round and cotton swabs when travel to aid in the removal of makeup and keep your ears cleaned.

Leave in Conditioner Spray

You will only need leave in conditioner if you use it normally. I need it to keep my hair in order so this is a must when I pack toiletries for travel. My leave in conditioner is not TSA approved, so I normally fill a small travel size spray bottle with the leave-in conditioner I like best.

Extra Contacts & Contact Case

If you are a contact wearer, you should always bring an extra pair with you when you travel.

Mini Brush

There are mini brushes that will not take up too much space. I have a brush that I keep in my purse normally that is the perfect size for a lightweight toiletry bag.

Do you have any other must-have toiletries for travel? Leave in the comments below.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.


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