Summers are made for long weekends and relaxation. Everything feels a little slower, a little lazier, and running away for a few days to rest and recharge our batteries is usually just what we need before we get back to work. To make it all go smoothly and make sure you feel beautiful and pampered even while you’re on the road, it’s important to bring the right essentials with you.
Feeling a little stumped about what those might be? That’s why we’re here. For a few handy tips, just read on.
Quick way to cleanse and freshen up
That musty, sweaty feeling you get on the road is uncomfortable at best. It’s a little difficult to enjoy your trip if your face is all crusty and puffy, but there’s an easy way to solve that if you just bring some facial wipes with you. Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes with pink grapefruit are great, and you can keep them in your bag and use them when you get all sweaty on the beach, or while you’re traveling in a plane or your car. It will get all the gunk from your face, and after that feel free to spray some facial mist, like the Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. It will make you feel ten times better in under a minute.
Sweat and oil-control on the road
Facial wipes are great, but if you’ve got makeup on you might not want to wipe away all your effort. In that case, a great way to get rid of sebum or sweat is to use little blotting papers that will soak it all up without disturbing your makeup. A blotting powder is also a great idea, so try MAC’s Blot Powder to set it all back in place.
Dry shampoo is a godsend
Nothing beats the feeling of freshly-washed hair, but sometimes that just isn’t happening. Dry shampoo is your best friend when you’re traveling, and if you don’t want to deal with white residue then pick one of Batiste Dry Shampoos with a tint that works for your coloring. Another great product? Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. It’s expensive, but damn does it smell good! It also adds incredible volume to your hair and can help you style it, so you’ll get that dose of glam when you need it the most.
Skincare can’t be skipped, not even on a vacation. You’ll need to nourish and care for your skin, especially since you’ll be subjecting it to long plane or car rides, dry air, sun, and possibly different climate, and our recommendation is to bring a small kit that will cover all your needs. It’s always good to pick a cosmeceutical (a blend of cosmetic and pharmaceutical) skin line because those products enhance your beauty, but they also tackle specific skin issues that might pop up during travel.
Something like the Aspect Dr Skin Care Active C Serum is great if you want to protect it from wrinkles and make it plump and radiant because it contains a ton of antioxidants. Bring a serum, a moisturizer, and a cleansing fluid, and if the products feel too clunky for travel, feel free to pour them into one of the travel-size empty bottles you can find at any drugstore.
You probably don’t want to deal with all the hassle of a full-coverage foundation and a ton of eyeshadow and other bulky products. Luckily, summer time is perfect for minimal makeup, and the only things you really need are mascara, eyebrow pencil, BB cream, and lip gloss. If you want something to add a little dose of glam you could bring a mono eyeshadow in a nice color and dab it on your lid. NYX’s Golden Peach is very beautiful, or maybe ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow in Cornelius.
Don’t forget sun protection
Finding it difficult to touch up your sunscreen on the road? The COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 can help in that regard. It sets your makeup in place, but it can also be used to refresh your skin, block out the UVA/UVB rays, and give you a dewy glow.
A dab of perfume
It’s a nice way to feel feminine and pretty, especially after you get out of the car feeling all icky and smelly. Flowerbomb from Viktor&Rolf is a nice, sweet summer perfume, or you could go with something like Nomade from Chloe, which is very subtle and delicate.
Just because you’re going on a trip doesn’t mean you don’t get to feel as glamorous and pampered as you like! Bring these little things and they’re bound to make the long weekend even better.
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Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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