While travelling long distances, it is best to carry essentials in travel-size bottles and packaging, but at the same time it will help to choose products which are more multi-purpose, suggest experts.
Shikhee Agrawal, Head – Training, The Body Shop India and, Shubhika Jain, Founder of RAS Luxury Oils, have listed some must-haves.
* A face mask is one of those essential and handy things that will make you feel better instantly when you are travelling. If you don’t have space in the bag to pack your sleeping creams, a mask will help you wake up with refreshed and moist skin.
* A face elixir with a blend of beauty oils with rose, sandalwood, frankincense, patchouli, rosehip and vetiver nourishes your skin, ensuring your face always has a gorgeously glowing, satin complexion.
After your morning/evening cleansing ritual, take 2-3 drops in the palm of your hand and rub them together to warm before pressing gently onto your face and neck to infuse into the skin.
These elixirs can be used as a handy to-go multi-purpose moisturiser when in need of hydration.
* Don’t forget to carry your skincare routine with you especially when it comes to cleanser. They can prevent multiple problems like dust. It will even help you remove make-up and moisturise skin.
* A BB cream is not just subjected to ultra-fine glow of the face anymore but also contains optimal SPF factor and acts as the skin perfecto and primer. It’s best and sensible to avoid multiple products but simply replace it with a good BB cream for the radiance with protection.
* Travelling can make your dark circles appear big due to the long journey and lack of sleep. So an eye concentrate or serum is a must to be included during your daily skincare regime. Eye creams are usually enriched with ingredients which detoxify and reduce puffiness around the tired eyes.
* When you need to select a scent for your vanity, pick up one in a travel-sized package. The lean bottles easily slip into your bag and will never spill.
* Lip balm with minimum SPF 15, keeps your pout nourished and soft with moisture boosting lip balm that contains a minimum of SPF 15.
* A hand and foot cream is a must for keeping every part of your body moisturised, with no rough sides. Travelling while caring for your skin is a must.
* Keep similar items together and it’s best to use distinct pouches for everything and pack them right in the middle of your luggage so as to form a gentle cushion over them and to make sure that they don’t get squeezed accidentally.
* For exfoliation, a lavender and geranium salt polish is a good, safe and natural choice. It is a perfect way to get rid of dry, dead skin which may have resulted from a sunburn or just not enough hydration.
The salt polish can also be used as bath salts.