Have you been wanting to tick off the “#wanderlust” box for quite some time now? Have all your friends finally agreed upon that much-awaited “Goa Trip?” Are you a newly married bride/groom, waiting to go on the honeymoon of your dreams after that hectic wedding week? Or are you simply going for a solo trip to follow Bunny’s “main duniya ka kona kona dekhna chahta hoon Naina” advice from “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”? Whatever might be the reason for you packing your bags and going on a trip; we have some quick and much-required beauty hacks, tips, and tricks for you to pack light and make the most out of your baggage.
Exotic travel destinations like a beach vacation or some freezing mountain trekking camps have different requirements when it comes to taking care of your skin, body, and hair. In order to click those gorgeous “aesthetic” Instagram pictures, it is important to pack “smartly” and save some money at the airport by ditching those extra “baggage fees.” Tan lines, rough and brittle hair, redness and dry skin, or the dreaded “I forgot to carry that one makeup item;” these situations might all sound very familiar to frequent travelers. However, let’s look at some handy tips to travel in style and make the most out of your trip!
One of the most common mistakes that an individual makes while traveling is by carrying too many products which are of single usage. Opt for products that can be used for multiple purposes. For example, a cream blush/pink lip tint can be used on your cheeks, lips, and eyelids as well. This in turn cuts down the requirement of carrying a separate eyeshadow palette. Similarly, a baby powder can come in handy not just to set your base/foundation but can also double up as a dry shampoo for your hair in between traveling days when you don’t have the time to wash your hair. A BB/CC cream can easily be replaced by a tinted moisturizer which in turn combines both skincare and makeup for trips to the chilly areas. Prioritizing your makeup products on the basis of multitasking can save your space and in turn make your packing way lighter!
Swapping a full-fledged makeup palette/bottle with some light travel-sized replacements can be another smart hack to reduce down on your luggage. A big, full-sized bottle has more chances of spilling, getting thrown away in the airport, or can simply take up too much space. A pouch/mini travel-sized bottle is a much more convenient option, for single-time usage. Makeup papers are another great way of getting all your necessary products in just a single sheet of paper. Sweep the paper on your face, dab, blend, and voila! You are already without having to stand for long hours in front of the washroom mirror in your bathrobe as your husband wails from outside, rushing you to get ready and hit the hotspots of the city. Are you willing to give it a try?
Makeup bags with foldable options and multiple holders are an excellent choice to save up some space when you already have huge luggage full of woolens. Winter garments undoubtedly take up a lot of space in our travel baggage, leaving almost little to no space for our vanity items. Instead of scurrying around to find your required products at an unknown city, opt for these foldable makeup kits. These can easily fit into small areas, leaving ample extra blank space for you to fit in a few extra products. These makeup kits come in a variety of fabrics, designs, and colors to suit your taste, type, and budget. Available both online and offline these cute budget-friendly bags will last with you in the long haul and future travel escapades.
Sun Protection is important irrespective of your travel destination. Whether you are laying on a shack in an exotic beach villa while sipping on some margaritas or you are trekking away in full glory on the highest mountain ranges, good sun protection will not only save you from sunburns, tan lines, and irritated skin but will also make sure that you do not come back from the trip with serious skin issues like rosacea, eczema, skin rashes, irritants and more. Look for a sun-protecting cream/lotion which has an SPF of 30 and above. Depending upon the exposure, re-apply the cream after every 2-3 hours. Lightweight gel-based sun-protecting creams are also an excellent option for people who tend to sweat a lot or have an oily to combination skin type.
A bottle of dry shampoo comes in handy if you are constantly on the go or on camping trips in mountains and forests. The scarcity of water in such areas makes it extremely difficult for one to have the luxury of washing our hair with soaps, shampoos, and conditioners. This is when a good-quality bottle of dry shampoo comes in. Shake the bottle and spray it on your roots to avoid the scalp getting oily and greasy. Comb through the hair evenly to distribute the product and follow it up with a hair serum if your hair is especially dry. Get refreshed and smooth moisturized hair without the hassle of having to wash them in the chilling natural habitat. Would you be willing to carry dry shampoo with you on trips? Do let us know.
Traveling is an exciting adventure that comes into our lives and often takes months of planning and preparation. We hope that these quick tips, tricks, and hacks will come in handy the next time you jet off to your dream destination. Zoylee wishes all its readers a very happy and exciting journey ahead.