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The Top Personal Care Items Guys Forget to Pack for Vacation

Annelise Hillmann • May 08, 2023

Going on vacation is a time to unwind and relax, but it can also be a stressful time when we're trying to remember everything we need to pack. It's easy to forget some of the most important personal care items that we use every day. Here are the top personal care items that guys often forget to pack for vacation, and how to avoid leaving them behind.

Sunscreen and Aloe Vera Gel

Sunburn can ruin a vacation quickly, so it's essential to pack sunscreen. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. Make sure to pack sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply it every two hours or after swimming or sweating. If you're traveling to a sunny destination, it's also a good idea to pack a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes.


Chapstick is an essential item that we often forget to pack, but it's important to keep our lips moisturized and protected from the sun. Sun and wind exposure can cause dry and cracked lips, which can be painful and unsightly. Pack a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from the sun and keep them moisturized.

Face Wipes

I always get to the hotel or Airbnb, start getting ready for bed, and realize I've forgotten my face cleanser. And that bar of hand soap isn't exactly great for my acne-prone skin. This is where having Zit Wipes on hand would be insanely helpful – travel size, no-rinse face wipes made with breakout-fighting ingredients. These are perfect when you have no sink or shower nearby, like on the plane, when you want a quick and effective refresh. 

Zit Wipes, Easy travel face wipes for acne prone men's skin

Insect Repellent

Mosquitoes and other insects can quickly ruin a vacation, so it's crucial to pack insect repellent. Insect repellent helps prevent bug bites and the transmission of diseases like malaria and dengue fever. Look for an insect repellent with at least 20% DEET, and apply it to exposed skin and clothing as directed.


If you take any prescription medications, it's essential to remember to pack them for your trip. Make sure to bring enough medication to last the duration of your trip, and consider bringing extra in case of unexpected delays. It's also a good idea to pack over-the-counter medications for common ailments, such as pain relievers or antacids, in case you need them while traveling.

Nail Clippers

Nail clippers are an essential item that we often forget to pack. Long nails can be uncomfortable and unsanitary, so it's important to keep them trimmed. Pack a pair of nail clippers to keep your nails neat and tidy.

Hair Products

If you use hair products like gel or hairspray, consider packing travel-sized versions to save space in your luggage. Don't forget to pack a comb or brush to keep your hair looking neat. (FRONTMAN has a pretty cool comb as well.)


Packing for a vacation can be stressful, but by making a list of essential personal care items and checking them off as you pack them, you can avoid forgetting anything important. Remember to pack sunscreen, chapstick, insect repellent, toiletries, medications, nail clippers, hair products, contact lenses and solution. With these items in tow, you'll be ready to enjoy your vacation without worrying about any personal care mishaps.

So, the next time you're packing for a trip, take a deep breath, make a list, and double-check that you have everything you need. By taking the necessary precautions and packing the essentials, you can enjoy a stress-free vacation and come back home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.