If you’re reading this, you probably agree that traveling is pleasurable – for your eyes, your mind and your followers on Instagram. But there is some part of you that might suffer a lot when you travel. And that part is your good looks. Lack of sleep due to time zone shift, temperature changes, different water quality or humidity levels – all these factors negatively affect the way you look and feel. And it’s not just girls’ stuff we’re talking about here, dear gentlemen! It can happen to you too :) We have compiled a list of 5 travel beauty products that will save you a lot of trouble on the road. Stay pretty and healthy!
Do we need any comment here? Out of all the beauty products out there, a good sleeping mask is the most essential one, as it will take care of your good rest whatever the circumstances. It blocks 99-100% of the light that can disturb your sleep and prevent you from having a nap on a plane or a bus. While choosing a mask, pay particular attention to materials – it’s better if you get a cotton or a silk one, as they are the most comfortable for your skin. The prices for the masks vary greatly – from 6 dollars for a simple (but cute) one to 30 dollars for a luxury model that looks more like an engineering masterpiece.
Hand Cream and Face Spray
Did you know that pressure, humidity, and low oxygen levels on a plane make your skin extremely dry? Not a very pleasant feeling, is it? Luckily, this effect is very easy to avoid with the help of just a couple of pocket-sized beauty products. For your hands, this cream from l’Occitane would do the job beautifully. And to prevent face skin dehydration, you can choose from a whole range of moisturizing sprays out there, also available in small travel sizes!
Toothy Tabs and Toothbrush
Dry skin is not the only problem you can encounter on a plane. Dramatic pressure changes and salty snacks mess up your metabolism. Which causes… bad breath. You hardly want it, right? So, first of all, drink a lot of water and try to make healthy food choices. And secondly – pack toothy tabs and a toothbrush. You can also consider taking a small tube of toothpaste, but tabs are a better solution all over. First of all, they require less space and secondly, they are cool! Some of them have funny tastes and glitter, like those from Lush! Trust us, always having a fresh breath will make you feel much better in any circumstances!
Traveling often requires a lot of sitting: on a plane, on a train, in a car, on a bus… Sitting while waiting for your connection… This much sitting can cause your legs to swallow, as the blood circulation is arrested. Try exercising (walking to a bathroom counts!) every hour, and if the problem persists, buy compression socks! They are created to treat venous disorders, so they will prevent the swelling and make your legs feel much better. Of course, there are female and male variants of the socks.
After a long trip or in a very hot climate your hair will get greasy very fast. This is very annoying, especially if you need to look good right after the trip. Luckily, there is a way to avoid it, even if you don’t have access to the shower right away. Dry shampoo is a life-saving beauty product that exists in small travel sizes. Check out this one by Batiste. This spray will make your hair look way better in a second! Now you are ready for new adventures:)
Of course, this list is far from being complete. Depending on your travel destination you might also need a sunscreen, anti-allergy pills, and what not. But these five beauty products are a must for any trip if you want to always stay fresh, happy and pretty!
Tell us, what is your favorite travel beauty secret?
Written by Olya