Ready for your summer holidays? Before you hit the ‘out of office’ button, read our guide to ensure you’ve ticked off all the essential natural skincare products on your packing list. Sunburn, over packing, airplane dehydrated skin — this list will help you avoid any holiday beauty crisis.
SKIN | Downsize to a travel kit of natural skincare products. Unless you’re a naturally gifted packer, chances are that editing down your beauty essentials is the most time consuming part of packing – it is for us! To make things easier (and to travel lighter), ditch your full size natural skincare products in favour of a travel kit or two featuring all the essentials for face, body and hair. Check out our latest and greatest organic and natural travel skincare sets.
HAIR | Sea and sun can wreak havoc on your lovely locks. For a two week holiday, we gravitate towards a collection of the Less is More travel minis to step up our haircare routine. If you’re headed for the beach, pack their Lindengloss Collection. The Lindengloss Shampoo and Conditioner in combination protect hair from the elements. The Finishing Spray even has a built in UV protector thanks to the ingredient of wheat germ oil. We also love the travel-size Harmonic PureLuxe Shampoo and Conditioner, as they work a treat on beach hair and restore softness and shine. Curly hair? Go for Boucléme. Conscious of preserving your colour? Opt for Rahua’s Color Full Shampoo and Conditioner. See all our travel-sized natural haircare here.
BODY | For the sun shy, or if you are still building your tan, apply some travel-size Prtty Peaushun lotion on body and face for an instant faux holiday glow. Pack in your suitcase, as it shows off tans beautifully and makes a mean after sun-soother! Find more travel natural and organic body care options here.
FRAGRANCE | As for natural scents, we’ll be packing Hiram Green’s cult fragrances, as they come in travel-friendly atomisers. So we’ll be switching between the elegant and fresh Arbolé Arbolé perfume and the fruity and floral Dilettante perfume which are guaranteed to turn heads. Like the sound of a creamy lime and mint bouquet? You’ll fall head over heals for Abel White Vetiver like we did. Browse all of our travel size perfumes here.
All of us, at sometime, have clocked off for our annual holiday and immediately come down with a cold. Frustrating, to say the least. Don’t get caught out this year. Start boosting your immunity, ideally before, but definitely inflight with Wild Nutrition Immune Support. As an extra precaution, we always carry the de Mamiel Altitude Oil with us. An anti-bacterial and anti-viral decongestant blend of essential oils, it helps keep inflight bugs at bay. At the same time, this do-it-all tonic calms nerves and take-off and touchdown jitters.
For skin, mist this during your journey to keep skin hydrated with AMLY Radiance Boost Facial Mist or Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence. They are packed with hyaluronic acid, which helps beat the effects of recycled air. Take a carry on a skin balm like Lina Hanson’s Global Treasures or a pot of Babe Balm. Both can be used as a moisturiser and mask on a long-haul flight. The later can even double as a cleanser!
Landed at your destination? We may sound like a broken record, but stick with us – eat your greens on holiday. One of our favourites tips from our nutritionists is to keep up the dark leafy greens consumption in the sun. Filled with powerful, natural anti-oxidants they help with skin repair from UV damage should you catch the sun.
On the beach, keep yourself protected with a mineral-based sunscreen for body and one for face. We’ve chosen the best ones in our guide to natural and organic sun creams. Don’t miss our guide on natural skincare products for tanning as well. To avoid sun damage, be mindful of how you apply your sunscreen. Find our tips for application here.
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