If there’s one thing travelers struggle with, it’s keeping up with their beauty regime. It’s no easy task lugging bottles of lotions and potions with you wherever you go, but if you neglect your skin while you travel, you will hate yourself for it. From the moment you step on the plane, your skin will start battling against an onslaught of dryness, dirt and foreign germs. It can wreak havoc on even the most resilient of bodies.
So you’ve only got so much space in your toiletries bag – what do you fill it with? Once you’ve got the essentials out of the way (I’m talking toothpaste, shower gel, and deodorant), see if you have room for one of more of the following products. You’ll thank yourself in the long run when your complexion is still glowing at the end of your vacation.
Invisible Zinc Sunscreen
The sun damages your skin so much more than you think it does. Seriously. Getting sunburnt will cause permanent skin damage and is so not worth just for the sake of a tan. Do not cook for looks, as the saying goes. This sunscreen goes up to SPF 50+ and comes in a small, convenient tube that will slip right in to your suitcase. Lather up regularly and take frequent breaks from the sun. You’ll find your skin doesn’t feel irritated or sore after a day in the sunshine thanks to this little tube of miracle cream. On top of that, it is completely natural so no need to worry about harmful chemicals.
An all-purpose oil, such as argan oil, is an absolute travel essential. Just one tiny bottle of this will help you on so many different levels. For starters, it makes a dreamy non-greasy moisturiser that absorbs quickly into your skin and leaves it feeling baby smooth. You can also use it on your cuticles and in your hair to tame frizz and help prevent split ends. If you suffer from acne, then argan oil can help with that too by balancing the oil levels in your skin.
Neogen Green Tea Stick
One of the worst things about beauty products is that quite often they come in liquid form, making them a liability for exploding or spilling into your bag. The Neogen green tea stick will cleanse your face of all the dirt it has accumulated on the road without making it feel greasy and sticky afterward. This is an easy way to keep your face feeling clean and fresh all day long throughout your travels.
I cannot even begin to stress how important it is to have hand sanitizer on you when you travel. I’m not a germaphobe at all but when you are in transit and on public transport, the number of germs that get on your hands is immense. Keep some hand sanitizer handy at all times to give your hands a quick once over before you go near any food or put your hands anywhere near your face.
After spending hours on a plane, train or bus, you might need to refresh yourself. Facial wipes are perfect for this. They cleanse your face of dirt and give you the little pick me up you need to carry on your journey looking fresh and ready for action. Feel free to use your wipes on any other part of your body that may need freshening up.