Vacations are fun! Who doesn’t want to break the everyday monotony and travel to their dream destination? Whether you plan to spend your time on a sunny beach or a snowy mountain, do not forget to take care of your skin and hair.
Ok, you are overcoming jetlag and cannot even think of following a proper beauty routine. But, what if I tell you that sticking to some basics can keep your skin and hair in good condition? Yes, it is that simple! All you have to do is to pack some beauty essentials in your bag.
12 Beauty Essentials You’ll Need On Your Next Vacation
Cleanser-Vacations are meant for spending the time outdoors, which essentially means exposure to sun and pollution. Cleansing your face twice a day will help in keeping it free of oil and dirt. If you like to use micellar water then you can carry its travel size bottles to remove makeup and sunscreen.
Cleansing Wipes– Cleansing wipes are great for simplifying your skincare routine when you are traveling. A quick swipe and your face is free of impurities. Cleansing wipes are convenient to use and there are many kinds available for different types of skin.
Sunscreen– If there is one product that you should not skip even for a day, it is a broad spectrum sunscreen. UV rays penetrate into the skin and can damage it in a few minutes which makes the role of sunscreen important. Always be diligent with its use, your skin will thank you for this! Since it is best to carry few products on a vacation , invest in a good moisturizer with SPF 50 or more.
Moisturizer– Moisturizing is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine and you should not skip it even during your vacation. Use a moisturizer with SPF 50 or more and reapply it every 2 hours. It is a great habit to moisturize your skin before you fly to prevent dryness.
SPF Lip Balm– Skin on the lips is delicate and susceptible to sun damage. Use a lip balm with SPF to keep your lips soft, supple and to prevent sunburn.
Face Scrub– Face scrub becomes important if you are spending more than a couple of days away from home. It can instantly transform your skin and make it appear smoother. Use it once a week to get rid of dead skin.
Hand Sanitizer– I always carry a hand sanitizer in my bag and you should too! While washing your hands with soap and water is important, a hand sanitizer becomes essential when you do not have access to water. Our hands come in contact with millions of germs which make their way to the face when we touch it. And, it can cause breakouts or worsen your acne. Sounds gross? I know! Let’s just say that keeping your hands clean is the second best thing to do if you forget the golden rule of not touching your face.
Sheet Mask– Finally, its time for some pampering sessions. On a recent trip, I bought some sheet masks from a local pharmacy. Trust me! It was probably the best thing I did to my skin. Sheet masks are convenient to use and deeply nourish the skin. The best part is that you can use them whenever you want. Simply follow the instructions on and leave them on your face for 20-30 minutes. Just ensure that you do not sleep in them because a sheet mask is of no use if it dries out. Massage the leftover serum into your skin. No rinsing required! Doesn’t this sound wonderful?
Water– Are you wondering why I have included water in this list of vacation beauty essentials? Well, your skin needs more than moisturizers to stay healthy. Drinking plenty of water is essential to maintain skin hydration and is probably the easiest way to keep it healthy. Try to drink at least 2-3 liters water in a day. Do not forget to carry a bottle in your handbag when you step out of your hotel and keep sipping it all day.
Perfume– There is no need to leave your favorite fragrance behind when you travel. Many perfumes come in spill-proof travel size bottles that you can carry in your bag. Rollerball perfumes are also convenient to use during vacations. The best part about these mini bottles is that you can buy a new one on every vacation to suit your mood and the destination.
Shampoo and Conditioner– I generally do not rely on the amenities offered by the hotel and prefer to carry my toiletries. I recommend that you do the same! If you do not wish to carry those bulky bottles, then buy travel size packs of your favorite brand. Do not forget to use a heat protectant if you are styling your hair. If it is a long holiday then it is good to use a deep conditioning mask once or twice a week.
Dry Shampoo– A dry shampoo is probably a girl’s best friend. After all, who wants bad hair days when you want to look your best. A dry shampoo is excellent for use when you do not have the time to wash your hair. You can easily find travel packs of dry shampoo to carry in your bag.
Who says that you can not take care of your skin and hair on a vacation? Carry these beauty essentials in your bag and see the difference! Your skin and hair will look gorgeous as you relax and rejuvenate. Use a cleanser. moisturizer with SPF and sheet masks to take care of your skin. Carry your favorite shampoo, conditioner, and serum for your hair. Keep smelling great with your favorite fragrance all day. Eat well and drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day.
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