The on-the-go life of a mom and businesswoman is an exciting one, but it can get overwhelming fast, so I spoke with an expert of travel, beauty, and keeping it all together no matter how busy life gets, Shay Mitchell. As the founder of travel accessories line BÉIS, Shay has plenty of great tips on how to pack efficiently, including packing beauty products. The actress also shared her typical skincare routine, favorite airport outfit, and more.
SARAH BOYD: What does your typical morning skincare routine look like?
SHAY MITCHELL: Well, life with a toddler and young baby is anything but typical. So, let’s just say no matter what I always use a cleanser, eye serum, and moisturizer. If I have extra time, there may be ice rollers, masks, and beyond involved, but day-to-day there’s definitely a bare minimum.
SB: What are the must-have beauty products you bring with you wherever you go?
SM: I’m pretty easy when it comes to my beauty products. I love Shani Darden’s Retinol Reform but also just use pure vitamin E from the grocery store. To me, skincare also just isn’t about taking care from the outside. The food we eat and what we drink impacts us, as well. I try to avoid dairy and sugar to keep an even skin tone. I love HydraLyte’s electrolyte drink for easy, fast (re)hydration that is lowest in sugar compared to other options on the market.
SB: As an on-the-go mom, actress, and businesswoman, what are some tips you have to make your beauty routine efficient on those extra busy days?
SM: Stick with your go-to’s. Expanding your favorites is great but when you’re crunched for time, clean, moisturized skin with products you trust is the way to go. Also, if you have five minutes to sit down, throw on a mask for added rehydration or clarifying. Being a busy mom is all about making the most of your time.
SB: You are also a travel expert; what tips or hacks do you have to pack your must-have beauty products, even when traveling with just a carry-on?
SM: Well the obvious answer here is BÉIS, my travel accessories line; every piece has been designed with keeping organized on the go in mind. I love our Cosmetic Case because it’s compact but has enough space for everything you could need. It also has a separate compartment for brushes and comes with a handy mirror. Our Hanging Cosmetic Case is also genius. You pack it up and when you get to your destination unfold it and you are good to go.
SB: What is your go-to airport outfit?
SM: I am a big fan of traveling in comfort. A thick coat, cozy socks, and a matching set. Out the door!
Add a refreshing lemon flavor to your water in the morning and you’ll be hydrated and full of electrolytes.
Retinol is a miracle worker when it comes to improving your skin’s youthfulness and glow.
Organizers, rejoice. This cosmetics bag is the perfect size for traveling, and it even comes with a removable brush holder and pop-up mirror so you can perfect your makeup look from literally anywhere.
Shay recommends wearing a coat paired with a matching set while traveling for a cozy but put-together look. This puffer is perfectly comfortable and on-trend. Read more about trending outerwear styles here.