If you are a travel blogger or have some other job that requires traveling a lot, you know from personal experience how bad this lifestyle can be for your looks. Long hours spent in flights and airports, different foods, varied quality of water, sleep schedule out of whack, and to top it all off, you have to be rather selective with your beauty products to fit them in the luggage.
Overall, living out of a suitcase most of the time can put a damper on your beauty ambitions, even if you don’t subscribe to the fancy 10-step Korean beauty routine. Don’t get upset over that, by the way, even Koreans decided it was too much and now professionals preach minimalism in skincare. But minimalist or no, you’ll need to use some nifty tricks to ensure that you look ready for a photo shoot at any time, including immediately after a 20-hour flight.
Not Your Regular Beauty Tricks for Frequent Travelers
Never miss a facial (but don’t pack for it)
To keep your skin healthy and shining with the beauty you need to make sure it gets top-quality nourishment and care. Therefore, facials are a must for your beauty routine. You should get one at least once a week. But, of course, you won’t be able to find a new trustworthy salon everywhere you go.
The good thing is that you don’t need to do this at all. And you don’t even need to pack a variety of face masks and exfoliators. All you need is a short visit to the local market where you can purchase some oatmeal or brown sugar (for a scrub, but ground coffee will do in a pinch), honey, and a few fresh fruits.
If you are staying in the place for a while and cook for yourself, you must already have olive oil for cooking, so it should be put to use as well.
Now, mix and match the ingredients you have to make face scrub and mask and enjoy an hour of beauty time. If you have a chance, do this the night before your planned photo shoot. This way you will look amazing on the pictures, even if you’ve only arrived a day before and were exhausted.
Learn how to color your hair
If you aren’t one of those few ladies completely satisfied with their hair color, you’ll need to learn how to dye it so it looks like you’ve done this in a salon. Again, that’s because you won’t be able to find a salon everywhere you go exactly when you need to touch up the roots.
You can either learn by watching a variety of YouTube videos or go directly to your colorist for some private training. The latter is the best option for blondes because bleaching requires a lot of special skill.
You will also need to use salon-grade products to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. Fanola professional bleach first comes to mind because this company has foresight enough to offer their top products in the compact format as well. Therefore, you’ll be able to fit them into your luggage easily.
Drink, hydrate, and drink again (especially while up in the air)
According to experts, you need to drink at least eight ounces of water an hour while on a plane to stay hydrated. However, to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy when you arrive, you’ll need extra hydration.
The good news is that you can make a simple facial spray that will cost barely anything yet work better than the majority of cosmetic facial mists. That miracle product contains plain old glycerin, which you can find in any drug store.
Mix it with water in a small spray bottle (1:1 ratio), shake up vigorously, and spray on your face every 30-60 minutes, depending on how hot and dry the air around you is. This will work not only while on board of a plane but also when you are visiting hotter climates. Keep the spray on hand and set a reminder for applying it if necessary.
Make loofah your friend
A piece of natural loofah should always have a place in your luggage. It’s lightweight and won’t take up much space, but it will be a better body scrub than any actual body scrub you can pack. Using it during your shower after a hard day on the road will rejuvenate you and make the skin of your entire body smooth and silky.