23 July 2015

A guest post : Beauty tips for travelling

Hey guys! I am so ecstatic to share with you a guest post written by an author named Amy.  Amy is an Australian Literature student who’s currently studying at Deakin University in Melbourne.  We share the same passion when comes to beauty.  Amy chose the title for this post & I must say that who doesn’t need such tips, right? For those who are planning for a short gateway or planning for a holiday, her tips are worth reading especially since she herself just came back from a trip to New Zealand.

Packing is essential for any kind of travel, whether you are living on the northern hemisphere and planning to go to the seaside, or on the southern and planning a trip into the mountains or another country. If you have booked your vacation accommodation and transport, you should better start packing the gear you need for the trip, including your skincare and beauty carry-on. Before you leave home, take adequate precautionary steps to avoid acne, dry skin patches, split ends and similar beauty perils during the trip to your holiday destination. This article brings you several tried and tested tips to minimize beauty-related hassle and keep your look blemish-free and your confidence at its peak during the trip and make sure you arrive at your holiday destination looking fresh, polished and youthful.

1. Avoid excess makeup
Even if you want to get to your summer destination looking like a model off the runway, avoid applying heavy makeup before the trip. Whether you’re traveling by bus, train, plane or car, makeup can get cakey, smudged, smeared and messy by accident, oversight or heavy sweating. Steer clear of heavy blushes, powders and foundations, lash extensions, long-lasting lipsticks and non-waterproof mascaras and apply just the minimal beautifying basics like a good tinted moisturizer and a tad of quality eye maquillage in gentle tones. When it comes to moisturizers, I strongly recommend using Societe skincare products.

2. Have blotting paper and facial wipes at hand
In case your transport is not adequately air-conditioned, it would be wise to have some blotting paper and makeup removal wipes close at hand. Wet wipes will help you keep your hands clean and your skin fresh, while blotting paper will come in handy when eliminating excess grease and sweat from your face.

3. Opt for deodorants instead of strong perfumes
However fond you may be of your favorite perfume, it would be a good idea to swap it for a good deodorant for the trip. Rich, heavy perfumes do smell amazing, but once mixed with sweat, their aroma can go awfully stringent. In addition to that, a quality deodorant or antiperspirant will minimize sweating, which is an invaluable asset if you want to land at your summer resort smelling fresh and not just looking it.

4. Top makeup with a dash of baby oil
In order to keep your makeup in place and your skin adequately moisturized, apply a light layer of baby oil atop your facial maquillage. Oil will prevent excess sweating and lock in your natural skin moisture, guaranteeing a fabulous and sparkling look before, during and after the trip.

5. Swap lipsticks for moisturizing lip balms
In summertime, dry air can accelerate dehydration of skin and lips, so before you set out on your holiday trip, make sure you apply a moisturizing lip balm to your lip line instead of a lipstick. Or, if you’re in dire need for a dash of added color, apply a coat of lip stain and some gloss or balm to your lips – this will prevent cracking and dry look commonly caused by high air temperatures.

6. Stay hydrated during the ride/flight
The best way to prevent a tired, saggy facial look is proper hydration, so make sure you drink plenty of water during the flight or ride. This is especially important if you’re traveling by plane as humidity in the aircraft is lower than regular, which will accelerate dehydration. Also, avoid caffeinated drinks and strong teas and opt for water or juice instead. 

Are you ready for the trip beautywise? If you follow these steps, you surely are.
Have a nice trip!

About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie literature student who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. Amy is a regular contributor at High Style Life. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping! You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.