Nobody ever said that living out of a suitcase was easy. When you’re constantly on the go, rarely do you have the time and space to pack all of your grooming necessities. For this reason, it’s always good to have a travel toiletry bag stocked and ready, so that you can grab it and go when it’s time to hit the road. That way, you can still look your best while living life on the go. Here are some must-have products that will help you look razor sharp, whether you spent the night in an airport or a hotel room.
1. Face and skin moisturizer
Believe it or not, moisturizer is a must have in your toiletry or carry-on bag. If you’re traveling to a place with a dryer climate, you’re going to need something that revitalizes your skin and keeps it moisturized. It’s also an essential item for anyone that does a lot of traveling by airplane since all of that recycled cabin air is notorious for drying out your skin.
2. Eye cream
There’s no denying that traveling is a tiring ordeal. Spending long hours on the road or in the airport can be exhausting, and those effects begin to show after a couple of days. Fortunately, a small tube of eye cream is all you need to remove those circles and bags under your eyes, helping make you look more refreshed and ready for the day.
3. Talcum powder
Talcum powder is one of those things that all men need to have on hand at all times. Applying a little bit to your body after showering will help to keep those musty areas of your body dry and cool throughout the day. You can even sprinkle a little bit in your shoes and on your socks to your feet smelling fresh.
You can find talcum powder at any supermarket in the form of generic baby powder or under various brand names marketed towards men. The only real difference that the men’s versions have is that they tend to have a refreshing, masculine smell to them.
Your cologne shouldn’t be something that’s you wear just to smell good, it should be part of your identity. It should be just as essential as your toothbrush and deodorant, so it should go without saying that you shouldn’t ever travel without it. Besides, everyone loves being around someone who smells great. Just remember that cologne is never a substitute for poor hygiene – it’s designed to make you smell better, not mask bad smells.
5. Travel-sized toiletries
If you do a lot of air travel then you already know that flying with liquids is a hassle. Security won’t allow you to take any liquids in containers larger than 100ml (3.4 ounces) as carry on, which has traditionally made it hard to fly with your favorite shampoo and conditioner set – but not anymore. These days, most companies make travel-sized versions of your favorite shampoos, conditioners, body wash, and lotion. And the best part about it is that you can usually buy them in a bundle set for convenience. Even if you spend most your time traveling by car, these miniature toiletries are still great to have due to the fact that they take up such little space in your suitcase.
6. Haircare products
Don’t waste your time trying to use the comb and hair product that hotels include in their complimentary toiletry bag – if you even get one. Bring your own comb and whatever styling product you use so you don’t have to worry about having bad hair days on the road.
7. Wet wipes
You can accomplish a lot with a pack of wet wipes, so it’s always a good idea to keep some nearby. They’re great for freshening up during those long hours you spend at the airport or on the road, and they can also be used to clean up any spills that you get on your clothes. And if you’re someone who’s prone to accidents, you may also want to carry a pack of stain removal wipes with you as well. The last thing you’ll want to do when traveling is to make a trip to the laundromat because you spilled ketchup on your pants.
These are just a few of the grooming items that many men tend to overlook when packing. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, but it should help make your travels go more smoothly. Also, don’t forget to pack the bare essentials like your toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and deodorant.