Your beauty routine is the foundation to great looking hair and skin. Chances are you’ve already perfected this routine at home and you have all the essentials for a glowing, healthy, younger look. Unfortunately, a beauty routine can also add up to a lot of products, which is fine at home, but not really ideal when it comes to traveling.
So, if you’re getting ready for an upcoming trip and you’re wondering what the key essentials to take are, here’s a look at the ideal travel beauty routine.
Consider the Weather First
Before you even pack the first item, it’s important to think about the time of year you will be travelling, the weather conditions, and the type of activities you’ll be doing.
For example, let’s say you are traveling to a ski resort. Sunstar’s accommodations offer great rentals, and it could be that you’ve picked one of their fabulous Mont Tremblant properties. If you’re planning to visit during the winter months, you’ll need to ensure you pack a good moisturizer to protect your skin, a high SPF suntan lotion, some lip balm, and possibly even a moisturizing conditioner for your hair.
If visiting a sun destination, you will still need to take some suntan lotion with you, but you may not need the moisturizing products. For sun destinations, consider packing an exfoliating scrub, some body oil, a swim cap cream, a bronzing mousse, and a beach hair spray. You may also want to pack some nail varnish, as it’s likely your toes will be on show during a summer trip.
Now that you’ve thought about the weather, it’s time to pack the essentials. Any good beauty care routine starts with a facial cleanser. You can pick the one that addresses your specific skin concerns such as oily skin, dry skin, normal skin, or acne prone skin. Try to look for a travel sized version of your favorite product. If you’d rather, you can always make your own travel sized products. You can usually find small bottles and containers in the dollar store that are the perfect size.
The next item in your skincare routine will be toner. Again, you can make your own travel sized version if you like. Lastly, you’ll want to bring a moisturizer that makes sense for the environment you’ll be in. Look for something non-greasy and lightweight for those warm destinations, whereas you’ll want something with an extra boost of moisture for the cold weather destinations.
Also Handy in Your Beauty Routine
After packing the essentials, it’s time to think about those secondary items that can come in extremely handy. These include:
- Dry shampoo so you can prolong your style an extra day or two.
- Travel-sized razor
- Your favorite shampoo and conditioner in travel sized bottles
- A small collection of makeup (three neutral shades of eyeshadow, mascara, blush, lipstick, and concealer)
- Body spray or perfume
Pack with Care
The only tip left to give is to pack your beauty and skincare items with care. A good idea is to use plastic, resealable bags. Should anything break, leak, or spill, it will be confined to that bag rather than get all over your belongings. You can also throw a few empty bags into your suitcase as extras just in case.