Beauty Products Every Backpacker Needs
Whether you're experiencing the heat of South East Asia or the cold of Canada, using waterproof products will help maintain your look. Remember to keep it simple though, a small amount of waterproof mascara is all you need to add some detail to your eyes. Using too much can make your lashes look clumpy and you'll lose that minimal look.
Beach Tint is a wonderful, waterproof creme stain that can be used on your lips or cheeks. It's lightweight and smells amazing. A great little, no fuss addition to your on the road beauty routine. (Did I mention waterproof also means kiss proof?)
KEEP IT CLEAR
Traveling means you may not always have clean water or a nice bathroom to give your face a thorough wash and when you're using waterproof products it's important to remove your make up properly. Carry cleansing, make up removal wipes with you wherever you go. They will be your best friend on an eight hour bus journey.
Beauty is not a word that comes to mind when you think of backpacking. It often brings memories of trying to wash two day old make up off your face in the bathroom of an overnight train to mind. Not to mention how hard it is fitting your make up case in your backpack. However, there is a way to still maintain a beautiful holiday glow while on the road and the key is minimalism and simplicity. So before heading off on your next adventure try following these steps to save space and time in the beauty department.
COMBINE YOUR BRONZER + BLUSH
Save space by buying a combined bronzer and blush compact. They are a handy duo to have, especially for a night out.
SWAP A DAILY ROUTINE FOR BB CREAM
Leave your foundation, concealers and powders at home you have no time for those things on the road! Time to enjoy the simple magic of BB cream. BB cream is designed to provide sheer coverage, SPF protection and moisture. Depending on which type you use, it can even help heal skin and reduce blemishes. The coverage is not as thick as normal foundation, but if you can't embrace a more natural look while traveling, when can you?
Cold winds and hot rays both have a harsh affect on your skin. They can cause the skin to dry out and crack. Rather than pack a range of moisturisers to cover different weather conditions, take an Aloe Vera cream or gel with you. Aloe Vera possesses many great qualities including treating sunburn, moisturising the skin, healing cuts, burns and acne as well as reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
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