Have an SPF-Filled Summer!

Sunscreen Beauty

Did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. We don’t mean to burst your summer bubble, but aside all the glam, style and fun, mini kittour wants to make sure you are taking care of your skin while “having fun in the sun”.

It is important to apply and re-apply sunscreen when you are outdoors. A lot of beauty and skin care brands are also helping us out by adding SPF into their formulas. From lip balms to moisturizers, protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays is now easier to remember during our morning beauty routine or mid-day touch-up. Here are some other useful tips to keep you safe from the sun this summer:

  • Keep a travel-sized sunscreen in your purse to re-apply throughout the day.
  • Buy a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from the sun.
  • Wear sunglasses.
  • Swap regular foundation to a tinted moisturizer with SPF for the summer.

Packing Your Skin Essentials For Traveling

mini kittour flight

Mini Kittour knows the pain about airport regulations and not being able to bring your entire beauty kit everywhere you go. Which is why we created a line of bags and TSA-approved containers for an easy travel experience that are both fashionable yet functional. Founder Vonda Simon introduces a few tips she’s gathered to packing your essentials to look flawless where ever your destination:

  1. Be sure to label your bottles/jars using a permanent marker and if possible use water proof labels.

Mini Kittour memo pads include 20 sheets of note paper, 80 waterproof labels and a mini sharpie/permanent marker to label your containers and know what you have. 

mini kittour labels

Mini Kittour mini memo pad

mini kittour containers labels

Mini Kittour labeled containers

2. When packing any product that needs a dispensing pump, make sure the pump is lockable or has an over cap to prevent leaking problems.

Mini Kittour offers bottles with a variety of dispensing options to securely contain any of your beauty/skin care products:

mini kittour bottles

Mini Kittour Lotion Pump and Sprayer

Recyclable HDPE bottles with PP flip top caps

Recyclable HDPE bottles with PP flip top caps

3. Use travel sized products as much as possible.  

If your favorite product doesn’t come in a travel size, Mini Kittour’s TSA-approved containers can be purchases separately to adequately enclose all of your beauty and skin care necessities. Our leak-proof technology allows your products to arrive at your destination mess-free.

4. For easier packing and unpacking, organize and separate your toiletries by bath/shower, face and make-up products.

This will allow you to determine which products are carry-on must-haves for touching up during your flight and which products can be saved until your arrival.

Skin Care Tips While Traveling

skin care traveling

Traveling can become a tiresome event that is becomes most apparent on your face.

Airport delays, long flights, different time zones and climate changes can all take a toll on your body sometimes causing break outs or dark under-eye circles. Mini Kittour knows you love to travel but we also know that you like to look glam all day. Take note on these few tips on how to look fresh-faced amidst the overlays:

1)  Pack light.
Makeup often works against you in some situations, clinging deep into your pores or causing break outs. Because traveling requires you entering into different temperatures (think airport waiting area, inside the airpline, destination climate), it’s important to allow your skin to breathe. Using a tinted moisturizer allows for minimal coverage but keeps your skin hydrated. If you require more coverage, a light primer under your tinted moisturizer or foundation will also enable your makeup to stay in tact no matter what time zone you are in.

2)  Hydrate.
Drink a lot of water. This will help you stay alert but it will also feed your skin the moisture it needs for a natural radiance and glow. You can also carry a fine mist facial product with you on the plane to hydrate skin during the flight.

3)  Keep Your Hands Off Your Face.
Airports and travel destinations are filled with germs left behind by everyone else. Constantly touching your face with unclean hands can cause irritation on the skin, breakouts or dirty buildup. Remember to have a hand sanitizer readily available or face/body washing wipes to freshen up.

4)  Protect Yourself.
Sunglasses are not just a signature accessory while traveling but they also protect your eyes from the sun and wrinkles. A sunscreen or SPF-infused moisturizer also ensures your skin is safe from harsh UVB rays and prevents your skin from extrinsic aging.

5)  Lubricate Your Eyes.
Traveling often requires you to sit, wait and wait some more. Eye drops are a good companion during trips because they soothe your eyes if you are reading and refresh them after a nap. Lubricate your eyes to avoid redness and look amazing when you arrive at your destination.

Above all, remember to keep your beauty routine current no matter where you are. Fill up your Mini Kittour containers with three beauty must-haves:

a deep pore cleanser, a serum and a SPF moisturizer.