Travelling can be hard on your skin and hair. Whether you’re spending hours in a plane, car, train or bus, it can be difficult to get there feeling and looking fresh. TSA restrictions aren’t helpful either, since you can’t bring all your favourites and pamper yourself with the care you’re used to. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help you organise better next time.
You can never bring as many things as you would like, either because of too much weight or strict restrictions. This is the right time to ask yourself: What can’t I do without? What do I find indispensable? If you’re being honest with yourself (and slightly restrictive), you’ll find that after all, you don’t need your full makeup kit, but that you can do with just foundation, mineral powder, mascara, lipstick and your favourite perfume. The same goes for beauty products. Before throwing something into the bag, be truthful to yourself about whether you really depend on it or not.
The night before your trip is the time for final prep. Slather on a strong moisturiser before going to bed that night to keep you well hydrated the next day, but don’t forget to keep moisturising during the trip as well. Planes are especially notorious for the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure. Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. Your skin will be grateful for that extra touch.
Avoiding makeup altogether while travelling is the best thing you can do for your skin. Instead apply a good moisturiser, which will keep your skin hydrated. That way, there’s no need to check up on your makeup and once you arrive, your skin will be much easier to manage. If going makeup-free is not your cup of tea, then apply a primer before foundation to make your makeup more long-lasting.
Pack dry shampoo
Sometimes, when travelling, you just don’t have the time to wash your hair – as simple as that. With everything you want to see and do, wasting an hour or more on washing and drying your hair just seems silly. Instead go for a reliable dry shampoo. They not only clean, but also add volume and make your hair luminous. You will feel stylish and well-groomed in no time. Moreover, they can be found in easily portable containers and in shades that match your natural hair colour.
Forget bright nail polish
Bright-polished nails can enhance your look and make you stand out. However, when travelling, it is advisable to skip it. The nail polish chips easily which will put additional worries on your mind. Instead go for a more natural style and some neutral colour that won’t be so conspicuous if it chips.
Trust in wet wipes
Once you arrive, the first half an hour should be dedicated to fixing your makeup and hair. If you spend hours on a plane or bus, you’re bound to need some instant refreshment. For this purpose, pack some trusty wet wipes. This is a classic you shouldn’t forgo.
Make it small
Forget about carrying full-size bottles of body lotion, shampoo and other products. This is too cumbersome and weighty and can’t go into carry-on baggage. Instead, you can easily find travel-sized bottles perfect for your trip and reuse them every time you travel. They become your greatest allies in maintaining a radiant look and feeling good in your skin. Don’t forget to stuff all your mini products (packaging under 100ml for hand-on) into Ziploc and you’re good to go.
Remember to always travel smart and have fun.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. Twitter | Facebook