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Beauty Tips When Travelling

Updated on July 15, 2013

Tall Ship Travel

Beauty Tips When Travelling - be prepared when setting off.
Beauty Tips When Travelling - be prepared when setting off. | Source

Exploring Off The Grid

travel is full of memories waiting to be made.
travel is full of memories waiting to be made. | Source

Beauty on The Move ~

Travelling is one of the best educations you will receive.

I believe this whole heartily and have been educated on each and every journey I have had. Beauty has been my career for over 20 years and it too has been incredibly educating, particularly in my passion for homemade beauty products.

Globetrotters now have access to a wide variety of locally produced fresh ingredients not just to eat but to use topically to great advantage. I have taken a look at putting the two together to show how they may compliment each other, regardless of where you are travelling to, be it abroad or within your own country.

With many International restrictions now in place governing what you can and cannot take on aircraft and higher handling and service charges the norm now, is it any wonder travelling needs some thoughtful planning where luggage is concerned?

Gone are the days of bringing a different pair of shoes for every night away or all your toiletries, makeup, hair treatments and so on . . . Travelling light is the answer and here are some ideas to back that up.

Local Fresh Ingredients

utilize the beneficial fruits and vegetables available throughout your travels.
utilize the beneficial fruits and vegetables available throughout your travels. | Source

Lavender Grows Wild

one of the most beneficial essential oils to carry or pick up in areas known for growing it.
one of the most beneficial essential oils to carry or pick up in areas known for growing it. | Source

Homemade Beauty ~

So you are on the move, where is your destination? Is it a 3 hr drive away or a 13 hr flight way? Are you backpacking around Europe or taking to the mountains of South America?

Do some research on the area, the region or the country and you will quickly find out what ingredients are native there, grown there and probably much cheaper than in your own country.

Fabulous oils, fruit, nuts, spices, herbs and vegetables are easily accessible and available when travelling. In fact in some countries ingredients are so cheap $1 goes a long way.

Rice Fields in The Philippines

The Philippines has many exotic fruits and ingredients including coconut, papaya and rice readily available.
The Philippines has many exotic fruits and ingredients including coconut, papaya and rice readily available. | Source

Coconut Palm Tree

in the tropics avail of fresh coconut inexpensively.
in the tropics avail of fresh coconut inexpensively. | Source

Hawaiian Papaya Fruit

tropical papaya fruit displayed with tropical flowers.
tropical papaya fruit displayed with tropical flowers. | Source

Coconut ~

Found predominantly in The Tropics, countries include Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Coconut is one of the most versatile ingredients you can utilize while travelling. Coconut oil may be used in your hair as a moisture infusion, on your face as a natural moisturizer, sunscreen and insect repellent.

The coconut water may be used as a face wash and use the delicious coconut milk may be combined with castile soap as a hair shampoo. Consider carrying a small travel size container of coconut oil with you and buy the fresh coconut there for the milk and water.

Mint ~

This herb is extensively grown throughout the world, no less than 90 countries including The Mediterranean countries, India, United States of America and The Middle East. Apart from using in cooking and in drinks you can use this menthol herb for cooling down and as a cleanser.

Make your own diy cooling face and body spray you can have on hand whenever you need. Particularly useful if you have a fridge you can pop it in. Make some ice cubes of fresh mint and water as another alternative for cooling down any sunburn, under eye puffiness or for dry dehydrated eyes. Mix some mint with Eucalyptus if you have any acne. Mouthwash may be made easily with a variety of ingredients, including mint.

Papaya ~

Another very useful ingredient and found in tropical regions it is a definite one to pick up in the markets. Eating Papaya and using it on the skin are super beneficial.

Rich in antioxidants, it is a natural exfoliant for removing dead skin cells, helps prevent pimples and is a natural sunscreen.

It is antibacterial so useful to put on any cuts, wounds or scaring you may get while travelling. Mix it with coconut oil, water or milk for a nourishing face mask after a day out and about.

Olive Oil ~

Olive oil is another hugely beneficial ingredient to avail of abroad or to bring with you for more regional vacations. Native to The Mediterranean, in particular Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey it is an oil with 101 uses.

Use it as a skin cleanser, face and body moisturizer or pop a few drops in a bath. If your hair needs some TLC after a day in the sun use a little olive oil as a conditioner treatment.

It may be used instead of shaving cream and moisturizes the skin at the same time. Use it with a little sugar for a gentle body scrub or even a lip scrub for dry chapped lips.

Original Italian Trullo Dwelling

our neighboring property in Italy is vacant for any travellers? Olive oil trees everywhere here.
our neighboring property in Italy is vacant for any travellers? Olive oil trees everywhere here. | Source

Beneficial Lemons

good to eat and exceptionally useful for skin.
good to eat and exceptionally useful for skin. | Source

Don't Forget These ~

Some other useful ingredients to remember when travelling are:-

Lemon – use as hand sanitizer, gentle exfoliant, feeling refreshed and will help ward off bugs. Lemon is cheap and readily available throughout the world.

Honey – a great ingredient for sunburn, for a moisture surge to the skin, face cleanser and a face mask.

Banana – skin hydrating when used as a face mask. The inside of banana skin may be rubbed on a sudden spot or pimple.

Avocado – use as a hair treatment, skin moisturizer or in a face mask for dry skin.

Tomato – is excellent for combination skin, pimples or in a face mask for oily skin.

Off The Grid In Portugal

you can find hidden gems like this one we stayed in. Portugal has wonderful fruits, vegetables and oils to utilize for beauty.
you can find hidden gems like this one we stayed in. Portugal has wonderful fruits, vegetables and oils to utilize for beauty. | Source

Moisturize Well

keeping the skin hydrated when on the move is important.
keeping the skin hydrated when on the move is important. | Source

Travel Beauty Tips ~

Buttering Up – pop some butter on dry lips if you have no lip balm. Good for all types of travel particularly on airplanes, boats and trains.

Cream Moisturizer – the night before travelling, use a cream facial moisturizer rather than a lightweight moisture lotion, balm or gel. Skin will dehydrate when flying, sailing, or taking long trips by car or train.

Facial Cooling Mist - Carry with you to keep yourself cool while travelling. Many ingredients including lemon, cucumber, green tea and peppermint may be used to keep your mist replenished with.

Go Nude (Nail Polish) – If wearing nail polish go with a French manicure or use a natural or nude color. It is less maintenance for holidays.

Mascara Roots – Mascara can double up as a temporary hair dye if you find some roots that need a quick “touch up” while on the move.

Ziploc Bags – Bring some spare ones with you for keeping any “finds” in while away.

Empty Travel Size Containers – useful for making up your products with be they spray bottles, little tins, jars or bottles.

The Breathtaking Amalfi Coast

our road trip around the Amalfi Coast, Italy required regular sunscreen with strong sun, salt water and reflections of sun while driving.
our road trip around the Amalfi Coast, Italy required regular sunscreen with strong sun, salt water and reflections of sun while driving. | Source

Organic Vegetables

fresh organic ingredients including cucumber, tomatoes and eggs may be used in easy quick remedies for the skin when away
fresh organic ingredients including cucumber, tomatoes and eggs may be used in easy quick remedies for the skin when away | Source

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Be Prepared ~

Sunscreen – Extremely important for all travellers to carry, whether you are hitting the beaches of Italy or taking to the mountains for a skiing trip to Vancouver.

Sunscreen can often be very expensive to purchase abroad when you could easily make your own prior to travelling. Another tip to remember is you could pick up great “sunscreen” ingredients to use on the skin.

Did you know many ingredients including carrier oils, butters and essential oils have natural sunscreen? For example carrot seed oil has a SPF 30, olive oil has an SPF 15 and peppermint has an SPF 7?

Sunburn – knowing how to treatsunburnwhen abroad is vital and there are great diy remedies you could try for minor sunburn that will help take the heat out of the skin, reduce redness and swelling, keep the skin well hydrated and contain healing properties. Ingredients include tea bags, oatmeal, yogurt, aloe vera gel and raw potatoes.

Insect repellent – A must for travels is insect repellent, another bulky, costly and chemical laden product we can make in advance. To keep the bugs at bay making a new one if we run out is made easier by the amount of ingredients that naturally repel mosquitoes and insects. Some of the best include lavender, citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, basil, tea tree oil and castor oil.

Cool Puffy Eyes – travelling will often show in our eyes becoming puffy, dry or subject to dark circles from lack of sleep. Some quick fixes are drink enough water, pop cucumber slices, juice or pulp around the eyes or even the ankles to help reduce signs of swelling. Ice cubes and green tea are two more easy fixes.

Lip Balm – By making up a batch (easy, quick and cheap to do!) you will never run out and will have the best soft and luscious lips when camping, on the cruise or trip into the harsh desert regions. Try a chocolate minty lip balm, a citrus lip gloss a or a pumpkin spice one!

Have fun, enjoy your trip, travel light and remember there are beauty solutions there!

The Greek Island of Santorini

the volcanic island of Santorini has prized produce available and a favorite spot of mine.
the volcanic island of Santorini has prized produce available and a favorite spot of mine. | Source

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Irish Cottage

chill out in a thatched Irish cottage and rustle up a few homemade creations.
chill out in a thatched Irish cottage and rustle up a few homemade creations. | Source

Pinterest ~

If you fancy any more of my homemade beauty recipes you can check them all out @ my homemade skin care recipes board on Pinterest.

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I think this is fabulous..However I may eat the fruit first..Seriously some wonderful ideas here as always...Great travel tips....You never fail to amaze me with your knowledge and wonderful writing style. Thanks and keep em coming...Up, pin, facebook and all that good stuff.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey Suzie. Great tips for travel. There are some great ideas here and things like sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. will come in handy for any traveller. You are spot on when you say packing light is the way to go. Most of the things you suggested can be found in the local markets, which are always worth a visit. Great job. Another excellent addition to your growing library. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc... Have a great day.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Ah thanks so much, delighted you enjoyed. Absolutely eat the fruit and keep some aside! I love roaming the markets abroad and end up buying a load of ingredients that I cannot get here or get at reasonable prices. So thrilled you found useful and thanks for your support in votes, pin and all the great stuff you do!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Appreciate your comments fellow travelling fan and buddy! Hopefully some may come in handy on your cruise later and with your different ports what a variety of great foods you will find. Remember Santorini was on the agenda, a great spot and known for their tomatoes! Thanks again Bill for votes, shares and pin much appreciate it! Have a relaxing Sunday!

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      Elisha Jachetti 4 years ago

      This has tons of great information. Thank you so much for sharing. I am ready to start trying some of these today!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Elisha,

      So kind of you to visit and delighted to hear you found useful. These ideas may all be made at home too so have fun and enjoy these recipes! Appreciate your comment and interest :-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've got two problems. Well, okay, I have far more than two, but we'll limit this discussion to these two for the day.

      One, I have no beauty to worry about. I'm now working on the theory that rough and ugly are really beautiful if one has a special set of decoder glasses.

      Second, I don't travel. I mean Suzie, get real. I haven't been out of Washington for three years.....by the time I travel I'll be so old I won't be able to spell beauty. :)

      But you keep trying and for that I am grateful.

      I hope you are having a great Sunday. Thanks for the attempt to help this old man.

      bill

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzie, I love it! The concept itself is wonderful, this article is filled with so many useful tips and gorgeous photos, and now I am in the mood to travel! Great job, as always, and I will refer to this for inspiration the next time I travel. Normally when I go on trips, I like to buy some fun little trial-size goodies to bring, but since I have been reading your posts, I have had more of a desire to create my own. My collection is slowly growing.

      Voted up and sharing.

      Have a wonderful weekend, Suzie!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzi, as usual these are great tips. Unfortunately, the farthest I travel is to the grocery store! :-)

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      Daniel J. Taylor 4 years ago from Eddystone, PA

      I'm not so concerned about beauty tips while travelling, but decided to take a peek at the article anyway. I really love the photographs and wonder if you've been to all of those exotic places?

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Only 2 probs . . thought that was a wee fib! LOL

      This was designed to get you in the mood for your upcoming journey to Italy. Since we grow olives, plenty of olive oil for all your beauty needs Bill ans a prickly pear cactus waiting for you to pluck its gorgeous fruit!

      I will keep trying, thanks for your support my buddy, yep, Sunday flying as usual here, bout time we had dinner and Mickster (he who does not cook) is making a pavlova with strawberries!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Thanks for swinging by! Delighted you found this useful and you can tell I love travel I think! I have so many other pics that need to be downloaded or scanned from trips to New Zealand, USA, Turkey, Austria, Prague and would love to have shown them, ah well another time! LOL

      You will be a dab hand at travel size and making up your own goodies! Thanks for your votes shares and great support! You enjoy your Sunday Kathryn!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sha,

      Many thanks my friend glad you found interesting and I am sure you go a wee bit further than the grocery store!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You're right, Suzie. Sometimes I venture as far as Staples, which is a 7-mile round trip! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi djt5036,

      I have been to most of them, Ireland, Italy, Portugal I have included here. Glad you enjoyed them :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      LOL Sha,

      Well, maybe you could do an overnight there and buy your goodies there first! (guessing Staples is a shop? Sorry not familiar with it!)

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      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Great tips and stunning pictures. Cherimoya's are lovely when properly ripe. They remind me of something prehistoric with the dimpled skin that looks like scales.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Seriously, this is an awesome article filled with excellent tips. I also love your images. Thank you for sharing your expertise with all of us! (Voted Up) -Rose

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      stacytm 4 years ago from London

      I recently came back from the Alps and I can agree on the fact that less is more. When travelling I like to use BB cream which gives you an even skin tone but doesn't cake your face or make it heavy/sweaty. Just a couple brushes with the mascara makes you fresh, not totally dolled up and still pretty!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for visiting and taking time to comment. The Cherimoya I wish we had here and I agree it looks so unusual and prehistoric! Appreciate your support!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Ah, thanks so much, glad you found these tips useful, I thought it would be good to show how the two ideas combine having traveled and used some great local market delights. Thanks for comments and for the thumbs up,really appreciate it!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Love that little hut and I would enjoy spending a vacation there one summer. It is good to know that one can make simple beauty aids from natural plants and fruits that exist in the native habitat. This is a great post for those who travel often.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi stacytm,

      Appreciate you taking time to comment. Glad to hear you enjoy travelling light and what a wonderful trip you must have to the beautiful Alps! Thanks again for your interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      The trulli stone dwellings are unique to this region of Italy and a real sight when travelling through different parts. Many are renovated to deal with more modern living as they were tiny but housed entire families years ago. Glad you enjoyed this post and hopefully will have found a tip or two when next you head away!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I love the combination of travel and beauty. Your tips are absolutely great and I will definitely consider them next time I travel. Very unique hub!

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Suzie, you offer such wonderful advice. It is true when you take care of yourself on vacation you feel better and more beautiful. I love all your advice and can't wait to implement them on my next trip.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzie,

      This is again an awesome hub with loads of informations for me to follow as a traveller. The fruits that you have mentioned are very abundant in my home country. When I was there the last time, I was out of facial cream and body lotion which I brought with me from Germany. I don´t use the Philippines beauty products as they contain bleaching ingredients which are not good for my skin. You know what I did? I used my selfmade coconut milk and the expensive olive oil which I have bought in the local supermarket, as a body lotion. What my father and my cousin was laughing about was, when they saw me eating the avocado, papaya or tomato and then scrubbing the rest of the fruit meat on my face. They were thinking I was getting crazy. Lol;-)

      Thanks for sharing. I´ll definitely apply these tips soon. Voted up, interesting, useful, shared and pinned

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Thanks for checking this out. Glad to hear you found these useful for any travelling, it is really the way to try new ingredients too! Appreciate your comments!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carly,

      Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for this post! I love both so combining the two was a pleasure and ideas i have used before on travels. I was one of the "must bring the kitchen sink of gear" brigade years ago but no more thankfully!! Appreciate you stopping by and for commenting :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      You are so fortunate to have such great fruits in the Philippines readily available! Here everything is pricey as far as i can see. Even strawberries and raspberries which I love, I bought last week as they were on special at 99c a punnet (small but adequate) so bought two for a pavlova. Coconut milk and olive oil, how luxurious for the skin! Your face scrub of avocado, tomato and papaya sounds gorgeous for the skin and for eating! Not crazy but sensible tell your family! LOL

      Thanks so much for all the votes, shares and pin, always so appreciative of your support!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Suzie! You have really churned out a very practical and usable article. This is really going to help all of us travel lover but bothered by huge luggage. At least this hub can shed the weight and help us maintaining skin in a natural way.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great topic for an article! You've included information that is applicable to so many different travelers heading to all destinations from all walks of life with something for everyone. Thanks so much!

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Wow, Suzie! You out-did yourself with this hub. Totally awesome! You have provided us with so many wonderful tips... TONS! I appreciate you sharing this as I will be traveling in a few weeks and can use several of your tips. Thank you! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi pinto,

      Cheers so much for visiting and leaving a comment! Glad to hear you enjoyed these ideas and found some useful tips for next you travel, appreciate your interest greatly!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Great to see you, you are such a great enthusiast! Delighted you found this topic beneficial, it was an idea I played around with awhile, knowing bits and pieces it was how to string it all together to make interesting reading and sense to all travellers. Appreciate your support always!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Abby,

      So kind of you to leave such a lovely comment. Great to hear you found it so useful with tons of tips! Lucky you heading off on your travellers, I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy every moment! Appreciate your enthusiasm and support!

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great hub Suzie, packed with loads of useful information and tips. This would come in handy for anyone going on a holiday to use the ingredients available in that particular place. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up and sharing.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Hurrah! I´m the 1st. Congrats on the HOTD! A very well deserved award, Suzie. Take care;-)

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      Congratulations on the hub of the day!

      You have given here so many wonderful tips.

      Coconut oil and honey are easily available to us and used as skin care products at home.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hi Suzie,

      Congrats for HOTD!!!!!

      It's a really practical and useful hub for the glob trotters. I do use whatever fruits are available in the hotels whenever I go out for vacation or work purpose. Honey, Lemon, cucumber, tender coconut water and ice cubes are always readily available in almost all the hotels or resorts everywhere. I do use these as quick care routine in out side trips all the time. Then beer is also can be collected and can be used for a quick hair conditioner routine without much effort. But the way you have compiled this hub is very much appreciable. Your systematic and simple approach is always much enjoyed. Thank you very much for this one. Shared and votes up interesting.

      deergha

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      What a LOVELY surprise this was, I was checking mail and couldn't believe it. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and support, you have been such a great supporter of my work which I have always treasured, CHEERS!

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      congratulations suzi for being awarded this hub as hub of the day, great tips, very beautifully searched and well written, thanks for sharing so great tips and tricks, i bookmarked the page. million blessings dear !

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      Comfort Babatola 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Nice hub. Very informative with cool on-the-go beauty tips. Congrats on the HOTD award.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I commented on this article a few weeks ago and I knew then that this was worthy of HOTD, Congratulations! This is indeed an informative article with excellent beauty tips when traveling. Well done!!!!!!!!

      -Rose

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi thumbi,

      Thanks so much for your wishes and I hope you enjoy using some of these tips in the future. Lucky you having coconut oil available and probably at less cost than here too!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi dghbrh,

      Appreciate you lovely comment and thanks for showing all the useful ways you utilize ingredients when travelling. beer is a great one too for the hair! Thanks so much for your valuable contribution, your votes and sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi passionate,

      Thank you kindly for your congrats, it was a lovely surprise seeing this as HOTD. So glad you enjoyed these ideas and they really make travel even more interesting! Enjoy and thanks for commenting!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ComfortB,

      Appreciate your stopping by here and taking time to comment, glad you found the info informative! Cheers for your lovely wishes :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Delighted you took time to come back to comment today, really appreciate that Rose. I am thrilled and do remember your lovely comment so thank you!!!!!!!

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      Barry Rutherford 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great Hub love the images! must admit ill be eating the fruit but continue to use Sorbolene on the skin...

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Congrats on you Hub of the Day award and thanks for helpful tips whether traveling or not!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Barry,

      Many thanks for commenting, appreciate your honesty! LOL Fruits are wonderful eaten or used on the skin so enjoy! Cheers!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rtalloni,

      Lovely to see you and appreciate your thoughtful comment, hope you found a few tips to use :-)

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Kudos on another Hub of the Day! Last year I forgot my makeup (except for the lipstick in my bag) on an out of town speaking engagement. I learned to go without or improvise until I got home. And of course I survived. Glad to have these tips on hand in case it happens again. Cheers!

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      Anna Santos 3 years ago from Canada

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      I love this hub! I'm originally from the Philippines and thank you for appreciating what we Filipinos should be proud of! Nature at its best always serves the best ingredients to almost everything. It's a gift from God and we should make use of these resources to bless the world. Though I am not a make-up person, I so love using the fresh fruits especially lemon to cleanse my skin. Very useful tips indeed. I love it!

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      bluebird 3 years ago

      Great hub - you give a lot to think about and prepare for the trip. A load of great information here, will be traveling to the Spice Islands soon - this is a good help for preparation. A wonderful heads up before travel. Thank you for sharing!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, after all of this time, I just paid attention to the HOTD! Yay, you did it, Suzie! Congrats! You are on a roll. I hope you're having a spectacular day :)

      ~ Kathryn

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      Congrats on HOTD, Suzie! Another wonderful hub.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Just had to swing by to say congratulations. Well-deserved and a great read!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi heidi,

      Cheer so much for the lovely comment and know the feeling of forgotten makeup and making do with what you have. I ran out of my beloved mascara on holidays one year. panic set in and I ended up using my liquid eyeliner as mascara. Glad you found these tips handy and hopefully useful for the future. Many thanks again :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi annasantos,

      Welcome to my little corner of the globe, you are so lucky being from the Philippines with the wonderful selection of fruits and ingredients. Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits that are great for skin care recipes, mouthwash, potpourri, insect repellent and body sprays. Appreciate your input and enthusiasm for this!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi bluebird,

      Many thanks for your interest and taking time to comment. Delighted to hear you found it interesting and appreciate your support!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      I was so surprised to wake to this being hub of the day! Thanks for your great loyalty through my work, it is so valued as you know. Yes, today I came up to Dublin to see my dad and partner for dinner and MJ was putting in a new TV for them, always Mr fix it! Staying overnight in my apartment and have decided on an agent for renting it so that's all more or less sorted, just a tenant to find now! All is good! Thanks again for commenting :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jill,

      Many thanks for your kind words, delighted to stopped by, appreciate it!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Glad you "swung by" always great to see you! Cheers for your continued support!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I really enjoyed browsing through your hub seeing the photos and recipes for natural beauty products. It is always great to see products that use all those nice fresh fruits and such. This is making me want to go somewhere!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      Congrats on Hub of the Day! I love your beauty travel ideas. I'm especially partial to avocado and papaya. : ) Have a great week.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      Suzie,

      I always pack sunscreen, moisturizer and lip balm in my rucksack whenever I'm traveling.

      Thanks for sharing this fantastic hub.

      Congrats for HOTD.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Another great one! Now I just need to travel! Congrats on the HOTD! Well deserved! Thank you for this....up++ and pinning!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rebecca,

      Many thanks for your visit and comment. I know what you say about the pics and fruits making you get itchy feet for travel, I am constantly feeling like that with the ingredients in different recipes! LOl Appreciate your interest always!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vespa,

      Lovely to see you my friend! So good to hear you enjoyed this. You have an amazing selection of wonderful ingredients in Peru and South America that make me SO JEALOUS! From the amazing exotic fruits to your famous salt to the beneficial camu camu in the amazonian jungle. Thanks so much for all your support from the very start, appreciate your support, interest and enthusiasm!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vinaya,

      Cheers so much for your comment, you are right to be carrying the sunscreen, moisturizer and lip balm when traveling. All of them are easily made at home if you wanted to make up beforehand. There are fabulous cooling ingredients for those times you need a bit of cooling like cucumber and yogurt or some aloe vera. Thanks again my friend for your interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Randi,

      Delighted to swung by, no doubt you will have some plans in the near future and you will be prepared with a tip or two hopefully here. Appreciate your lovely comments and pin, cheers!!

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