So you’re just a few days away from going on that amazing vacation trip you booked months ago when you realize that you have a beauty dilemma on your hands. What beauty products are going in your carry on? Any gal knows that condensing her entire beauty regime into no more than one makeup bag is tough, especially when you consider that the products and tools you choose will have to take you through any and every occasion you’ll need while on vacation. While this may be difficult, it’s not impossible. We have a few beauty tricks that will definitely help simplify packing and your beauty routine while you travel.
A Pre-Healthy Hair is a Happy Scalp
Traveling isn’t all glamorous. Besides the physical exhaustion and stress it can cause, travel can be just as rough on the hair. One of the ways you can combat this before travelling is by using a hair mask and a good leave-in conditioner. Apply a good hair mask the night or day before you’re suppose to fly out. Don’t forget to apply a good leave-in conditioner or an hair oil such as Argan Oil or Coconut Oil. Afterwards, throw your hair in a top knot so it’s out of the way. This way your hair is going to be in its healthiest state, and the style will keep you looking more put together and keep your hair from looking flat. Tip: Take a travel-size bottle of your leave-in conditioner or hair oil to apply at your ends every other night while on vacation. This will cut down on how many hair care products you’ll be packing in your suitcase.
Samples To The Rescue
Most of us do not want to take our entire makeup collection with us on vacation, so we will have to make do with just the essentials. But what if you’re in the mood to change up your beauty look for your trip? This could lead to some spontaneous beauty purchases, which is not a bad thing, but may have a few misses. One way to go about satisfying your need to try something new and not get stuck with an unflattering baby pink lipstick, is to explore the free samples you’ve been accumulating from your trips to Sephora and your monthly beauty subscription services. It’s incredible how many sample packets and deluxe-size products of skincare, hair care and makeup we accumulate throughout the year. This way we can try something new on just a single use or for the week we’re there without feeling committed to it either. Plus, samples and deluxe size products will help you save space in your carry-on.
Reduce Heat Damage
Traveling light anywhere means you’re going to have to plan very carefully on what you need and don’t need on a trip. This can mean you leaving behind your favorite hair tools at home. Sure, you could pick up a curling wand or flat iron where ever you are, but that’s just an unnecessary expense. Why not give your hair maintenance some time off by styling your hair in fun styles like braids and natural curls. And to really give it a healthy boost, a good hair sunscreen like our favorite one the Sachajuan Hair In The Sun. Massage a small amount on your hair (wet or dry) for a much needed heat protection. You’ll be surprised with how healthier your hair will look and feel; trust us it’ll thank you for it too.
Eat Good & Eat Well
As foodies, we definitely believe that a great way to immerse yourself in a culture is through your taste buds. So feel free to explore whatever the city or country you’re visiting has to offer. Just don’t forget to incorporate some good healthy choices as well. Besides drinking plenty of water throughout your trip, we suggest reaching for those delicious veggies and fruits whenever you can. Not only will it give you the good energy you’ll need for a day of exploring the city, but also prevent some skincare issues too. You have to remember that you are traveling light so you can’t easily reach out for your trusted acne blemish cream to tackle on that pesky pimple that’s just appeared. Eating fruits like papaya and coconuts are a great way to get the good enzymes to help nourish the skin and prevent any acne flare ups. By all means indulge in the local delicacies, just make sure to balance it out with some good tasty fruits and vegetables.
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