While travelling, many times after reaching a tourist destination I have realised that I had forgotten to pack something. It is not necessary to compromise on your looks when you are travelling. You can look as well groomed as you usually do even during a vacation. I have kept a separate kit of travel beauty essentials so that I won’t forget anything. Here’s what I always carry:
1. SUNSCREEN LOTION CUM MOISTURISER
This comes at the top of the list, whether you are vacationing in a tropical country or otherwise. In warm climes the sun is hot and bright even in the winters. Why wait for tanning and freckles to occur before you take corrective action? It is best to prevent any problems, apply sunscreen lotion thrice a day and maintain your marvelous looks.
2. DRY SHAMPOO
A dry shampoo is the most practical thing to carry while travelling. Liquids may spill and ruin your clothes. A dry shampoo is in the form of a powder. To use, gently rub the shampoo on your scalp. It will absorb all the oiliness from your hair and leave it looking freshly shampooed.
3. CLEANSING LOTION
Never fail to take your cleansing cream along. After a long day of sightseeing you must cleanse your face, neck and arms too. Just washing will not remove all the grime that’s stuck in the pores.
If you are are on a short trip an epilator or razor is not really necessary. But you might need one if it extends beyond a week. Hairy arms and legs look terribly sloppy!
if you smell good, you feel good. You will naturally go around seeing the popular tourist attractions of the holiday destination. If you are in a hurry and there’s no time to shower, a deodorant will come in very handy.
5. COTTON BALLS
You are going to need these for cleansing as well as for removing makeup. Always keep some handy in case you need to do some damage control of the makeup you have applied.
6. LIP BALM
The lip balm will effectively prevent cracked lips due to dryness. While travelling we don’t pay much attention to touching up our lipstick. Apply lip balm at bedtime and your lips will remain soft and luscious. If you are visiting dry or tropical countries a lip balm is a must.
7. NAIL FILE, NEUTRAL NAIL COLOUR AND REMOVER
Good grooming also includes a good manicure and pedicure. I have already mentioned in my earlier post how well-maintained nails are a very important part of grooming. But what happens if you break a nail or the colour chips. Carrying this trio will come in handy. At the end of the day while you are lazing in your room, quickly file the nails, remove colour and apply a fresh coat. This whole process should not take more than 10 minutes.
These are a few of my favourite beauty essentials while travelling. If you can add some more I’ll be glad to update my kit. Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments below…