Ever wonder how fashion models are able to jet set around the world and still look their best, no matter how many miles they have behind them? When it comes to you, does the act of getting from here to there leave you looking like a train wreck? If you are planning a weekend road trip, an annual holiday, a business trip or just looking forward to some vacation time, here are our top travel tips.
5 Office Beauty Tips
1. Research the destination: Know the climate and weather in the place you are travelling to. If it is going to be hot and humid, plan for cleansers, wipes and sunscreen. If you are going somewhere cold and dry, pack the moisturiser, chap cream and hydrating agents.
2. Hydrate in advance: It is important to keep your body and skin hydrated at all times. Not having the correct water balance will end in you showing up with a dull complexion and flaky skin.
3. Test at home: Don't wait till you have arrived in a strange town just to find out that the new sunscreen does not agree with you. Use your products a couple of days in advance or stick to what you know works from past experience.
4. Get the hard work out of the way: If there are any time-intensive procedures such as hair removal, facials and even a simple manicure or pedicure that you need, it is probably a good idea to get these done before the trip. Besides making your skin feel cleaner, hair removal will also give your skin a glow. If you are planning a long trip, you can always pack something like Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip.
5. Keep it light: Understand that everything that is on your dressing table cannot be packed and taken along with you. Especially if you are flying, all those tubes, bottles and jars can get pretty heavy. Stick to the basics like cleanser, sunscreen and moisturiser.
6. Multitasking products: Opt for dual-purpose or multi-purpose products like a sunscreen that also removes excess oil from your facial skin or moisturising cleansers.
7. Ziploc safety: It is easy to have oodles of different things that don't fit neatly into box-like shapes. Keep plenty of Ziploc bags and pouches of different sizes handy. Cabin pressures above 20,000 feet can do funny things to liquids in bottles and tubes. Ziploc things to keep them safe from spillage.