When it comes to having a camera-ready complexion, nobody knows all the best skincare tricks like someone who is constantly being photographed. So, we enlisted the help of influencer Rocky Barnes, who always manages to keep a glowing complexion throughout her endless excursions to all kinds of climates. Here, see what she’s packing for her upcoming trip to Indio, California, also known as the home of our favorite music festivals; nobody knows how dry and hot it can get at the desert festival like Rocky. Snag her tips for soothing and hydrating your skin, so you’re prepared no matter where you travel.
Rocky's Festival-Ready Complexion
"My skin can get super-dry, especially in summer months. If I'm not careful, I can end up with rough dry patches, which can easily be the case during festival season. Because my skin can go from fresh to flaky in an instant, I feel the most confident when my skin is super-hydrated."
"I travel pretty often, and it always makes my skin even dryer. Airplanes are notorious for dehydrating everything from your hair to your body, and changing climates can be hard on my skin too. Because of that, I always make sure to pack my favorite skin-savers to keep me looking camera-ready."
"When you're on and off of airplanes and in an out of air-conditioned hotels, your skin can do some funny things. I always make sure to drink extra water when I'm traveling! Another trick I love (which works on flights and in hotels) is to rub ice cubes on my eyes. They work wonders for de-puffing the area when I'm tired."
"I have to be careful that the products I pack don't dry my skin even more. I never travel without my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence—I love how gentle and moisturizing it is! It's also super light and refreshing, which is perfect for hot days in the desert."
"My festival outfits also play a huge role in protecting my skin—I always try and stay covered in the desert. The elements are so harsh and can be very destructive. Hats are always good to keep the sun out of your face, as well as free-flowing light clothing that keeps you covered up without being unbearably hot."
"My film camera! It's no secret that I love documenting the most exciting times of my life, and this just another way to capture those moments."