Beauty Tips When Travelling
Tall Ship Travel
Exploring Off The Grid
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
Lavender Grows Wild
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
Coconut Palm Tree
Hawaiian Papaya Fruit
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.
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.
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.
Original Italian Trullo Dwelling
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
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
Would you ever have thought of combining travel with homemade beauty products before?
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.
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!
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