Skin Care And Hair Care To Go: Tips To Look Your Best While Traveling
Follow These Tips For A Hassle Free Summer Trip To Remember
Summer vacation is fast upon us, and we can’t wait for colorful swimwear, cocktails with little umbrellas, and wandering through balmy evenings in fresh destinations.
Of course, getting to these relaxing summer destinations involves summer vacation’s evil twin: summer travel. Wondering how to pack all your necessities and keep yourself fresh while traveling? We know it can feel impossible, but it’s not. Just follow our handy tips below.
How to Pack Efficiently
No matter how many beauty products you think you can’t live without, you can’t take the entire bathroom counter with you when traveling. But that’s okay! We have a few simple tips that’ll help you pack the necessities and leave room to pick up new products at your destination—in case you’re traveling somewhere with a great beauty culture, like South Korea.
First, focus on your core beauty routine and a few simple makeup looks that don’t require heavy application or frequent touch-ups. Keep in mind that heavy makeup doesn’t necessarily travel well and worrying about it can make traveling more high-maintenance than it needs to be. Choose solids over aerosols in all your products for the trip and, if you’re traveling in the US, remember the 3-1-1 rule: you’re only allowed to pack a single one-quart transparent plastic bag of liquids and gels in containers measuring three ounces or less.
Instead of taking full-size products with you, choose travel sizes—you can pick up sample sizes of many products at your preferred stores or you can get some miniature plastic bottles and decant your favorite products into them for your trip.
Make sure you put all your essentials in your carry-on so you can freshen up on the go.
How to Pack Your ISA Hair Straightener
Wondering if you can travel with your favorite ISA Professional hair straightener? You can! According to the TSA, flat irons are permissible in both checked and carry-on luggage. Just wrap it securely—you could even roll it up in some of your packed clothing—and make sure it's not in a position to get bashed around when the baggage handlers are less than gentle with your luggage.
You should also check the plug shape (and number of plug prongs) used at your destination: you may need to get a travel adapter in order to use your styling tool if you’re traveling abroad. And don’t forget to allow plenty of time for your hair straightener to cool down before you pack it.
How to Freshen Up in Transit
Are you worried about how you can look your best when you’re going to be traveling by car or plane for hours? Don’t sweat it! With a little planning, you can arrange to have all the essentials ready in your purse or carry-on and have a mini-spa routine right in your seat or the airport bathroom.
Makeup removing and cleansing towelettes are your best friends here. Don’t forget to pack something with solid SPF protection, too. Keep your makeup while traveling super simple, or don’t wear any at all—if traveling stresses out your skin, you want to keep it light, fresh, and appropriately moisturized. Choose versatile products that serve multiple purposes in your beauty routine: for example, you can pack our organic cold-pressed argan oil and use it as a moisturizer for your skin and a hair treatment.
Just be courteous to your fellow travelers and don’t apply any scents while on the plane.
How to Refresh Your Hair in Transit
When it comes to keeping your hair looking fresh while you’re traveling, it’s more in how you style than what you use to style: learn how to embrace hairstyles that look good even when they’re a little messy. Teach yourself how to braid your hair, learn how to throw your hair up in a bun, or bring head wraps or a hat. Each of these options can keep your hair out of your face, aren’t uncomfortable for long-term wear, and disguise the fact you haven’t had time to wash your hair on long travel days.
When you really do need that shower but have no time, make sure you pack dry shampoo. This product can really rescue your self-confidence, and is easy to shake into your hair then shake right out in a handy bathroom while you’re traveling.
Take Care of Your Body
Of course, how you look while traveling will also depend on how you feel—and you won’t feel great if you’re not taking care of your body. Make sure you stay hydrated while traveling, especially if you’re indulging in a couple of cocktails on your flight. Hydration is important to healthy skin, healthy hair, and a healthy you.
Try to avoid eating fast food or unhealthy snacks in transit as well. It may feel easier to grab something cheap and greasy, but it may lead to breakouts or digestive issues. You don’t want to deal with either of those on a long trip! Try to choose fresh fruit, natural energy bars, nuts, and similar snacks.
There—now you’re prepared for all your summer travel plans. Plan the perfect trip and don’t sweat the small stuff. Have a favorite packing trick or tip we haven’t shared here? Drop into the comments and share it with us!