So, you’ve finally done it – you’ve booked that trip of a lifetime you’ve been dreaming about for years. Congratulations on being brave enough to take the leap and do what makes you happy! Far too many of us sit back and let our dreams slip away, only to regret it later in life. Traveling is such an enriching experience, especially when you’re traveling for an extended period.
Of course, with this type of trip comes the need for a lot of planning and organisation. One area that a lot of travelers tend to forget about is beauty and what it takes to prepare for an extended trip. To make sure that you don’t make the same mistake, below is a guide to the best ways a gal can prepare for an extended trip. It’s complete with lots of beauty tips and advice, so should be useful.
Get a spray tan
You will, no doubt, get a tan while you’re off on your travels. But, to ensure that you don’t turn up pale and pasty, get a spray tan before you go. This doesn’t have to be anything too dark, all you need is a subtle bronzed glow. This will give you beach body confidence and will ensure that you rock your bikini. Then, you can slowly build up your natural tan as your spray tan begins to fade. If you’re not a fan of spray tans, using a tinted moisturiser could be ideal, as this will help you to slowly, build up a nice colour.
De-fuzz your entire body
It’s time to talk body hair. You could, of course, opt to shave or wax while you’re traveling, but just think of how much bother that would be. Especially, when you’re staying in hostels with communal dorms and showers. So, instead, why not opt to use laser treatment as your hair removal method of choice? It might take a few treatments to be effective, but laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. So the chances are, you wouldn’t need to wax or shave at all while you were away. How much easier would that be than stressing about shaving every few days or getting a wax once a month?
Pack the right beauty essentials
The problem when you’re traveling for an extended period is a lack of space. The chances are, you’re only taking one large rucksack with all of your essentials in it. So, this means that you need to be choosy about what you opt to pack. For your skin, pack a two-in-one cleanser and toner, your favourite face cream, a tube of exfoliator, and a body cream with SPF protection. For your hair, a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner is ideal. Just make sure to pack a leave in conditioning spray as well, to help prevent your hair from drying out. For a hair brush, a Tangle Teezer is a good option. A small perfume could also be worth packing – ideally, one that’s made of plastic, not glass. As for makeup, just pack your essential items – you probably won’t be using them much anyway.
So, there you have it, a guide to what you need to do to prepare beauty-wise, for an extended trip.
We hope that these tips and advice will come in handy and make your pre-trip preparations a little easier to get sorted.