The holidays almost always demand we shake free from the normalcy of our daily lives. Much of this, of course, revolves around the travel required to celebrate the season as one should—near family and friends. Throughout fall, as leaves give birth to vibrant Pantone and crisp air blows increasingly chill, we’re collectively suffering long flights, returning to the antiquated notion of passenger trains, and taking long road trips all in efforts to be close to loved ones. It’s a genuinely adoring sentiment. But there’s only one issue: it's murder to our grooming routine.
Traveling can be a gut punch to the well-manicured skin, hair and scent it’s taken you concentrated hours and long days to perfect. Flying can dry out your skin faster than laying out on the beach for a few hours without SPF-50. Varying climate will strip the moisture from your hair leaving you a frizzy mess. There are a host of scary scenarios for which we’ll spare you the details.
So what’s the proper course of action when traveling for the holidays? It’s right where men often uncover the greatest successes in life—through balance. Minimizing yet maintaining your routine is central to good grooming on the go. All those shortcuts and hacks you’ve learned over the years will finally come in handy. So if you’ve forgotten a couple, or simply need to learn a few new ones, we’ve got you covered.