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Shahnaz Husain suggests beauty essentials for your travel bag

Namita S Kalla | Updated on: 30 December 2017, 16:53 IST
With long weekends and festivals on the calendar, we are sure the travel bug must have bit you too. So are you all set to pound the streets of a different location on the globe? Well, while your excitement knows no bound, we help you become a little less worried about your beauty regime checklist on your next trip. Beauty care during the travel begins right from the moment you start packing for your trip. So think of your travel essentials, first. For the rest Shehnaz Hussain’s tips will come to your aid. Here's what the beauty expert suggests:

Sunscreen Lotion

To enjoy a perfect sunny afternoon, never forget to take your sunscreen lotion along. An anti-tan sunscreen or sun-block would do the needful. The effects of sun exposure are greater by the waterside, or near snow, because water and snow are reflective surfaces. Apply broad spectrum sunscreen when out in the sun, not only on the face, but on all exposed areas. Apply the sunscreen 20 minutes before going out. If you are out in the sun for more than an hour, re-apply the sunscreen. Use high SPF of 30 and above for sensitive skin.

Creams and Cleansers

You would also need a moisturiser, rehydrant cleanser, hand cream and lip balm in that kit. For oily skin and during the summer months, a scrub would help to brighten the skin and allow deep pore cleansing. A few easy skin care tips that would help you look your best while travelling include cleansing the face twice a day and rinsing with water as often as possible, especially if you are out sightseeing.


For a glowing skin

After swimming in the sea, rinse your face well with plain water. When you get back home or to your hotel room, dab face with cold milk and leave on for a few minutes. It helps soothen sun burn. Don't forget to apply moisturiser thereafter. A peel off mask would be ideal to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. You can also mix honey with egg white and apply on the face which should be washed off after 20 minutes. Honey is a natural moisturizer and this combination leaves the skin soft and glowing.


The salt in sea water can make the hair dull and matted. A swimming cap would help to protect the hair from the sun and salt. Wet your hair thoroughly before swimming in the sea. The hair are porous and they can absorb that much and no more. Wet hair fail to absorb much sea water so it is advisable you rinse it thoroughly afterwards too. Use a mild herbal shampoo to wash the hair after swimming in the sea. After shampoo, apply leave-on conditioner or hair serum.


In The Kit

For beach make-up, less is better. But, for your travel make-up, carry an eye-pencil, mascara and lipsticks that are suitable for both day and night wear. Include lip gloss, compact powder and powder blush-on. Often forgotten, are some dry and wet tissues. Make sure you have them packed! If you have oily skin, or the weather is hot and humid, pre-moistened tissues are best. Take deodorant and talcum powder too.


Mask It Up

A “pick-me-up” face mask can leave your skin clean and glowing. It is a simple way of removing fatigue and refreshing the skin. You may not have time to mix ingredients, so take along a peel-off mask to add a touch of brightness to the skin. Ready-to-use peel-off masks are easily available.


Go Herbal

In dry and cold weather, or at mountain resorts, the skin and hair may lack moisture. The hands and lips can also suffer from dryness and chap often. Apply moisturizing cream on the hands thrice at least and massage it into the pores. For hair care, carry hair cream with sunscreen, herbal shampoo, herbal hair serum and conditioner. Use a mild herbal shampoo and conditioner to soften the hair and that would help in making it smooth and manageable. A mild herbal shampoo is a must carry. Also, carry a scarf along to protect your hair from exposure to the sun, wind and dust. You will need it if you are out motoring, boating or even walking.
First published: 30 December 2017, 16:53 IST