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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Guest Post: Makeup On The Go - Travel Makeup Tips

Makeup On The Go - Travel Makeup Tips

Today's post is a little different as it's written by Remi from Australia who would love to have her own blog but can't find the time. In the photo I took above I included some of my favourite products to use when the sun starts shining and when I want to avoid makeup meltdowns after a long journey travelling.

As a girl who spends a significant amount of time on the road, I have been faced with many challenges: how to keep your face clean when you have to sit on the bus for maaany long hours, how to keep your skin hydrated when travelling by plane for what feels like a decade, how to look good for pictures after a whole day of sightseeing and hiking… Here are some of my tips to get you through your journey while still taking care of your skin and looking fresh.

Staying clean is imperative
I know it’s gross to think of it, but all those bus and plane seats you have to sit in probably have a lot of bacteria on them. It doesn’t mean that you’re in a life-threatening situation of course, but it can make your trip nastier. By touching everything around you and then touching your face, even if you simply scratch your nose, your skin gets in touch with bacteria. To avoid face blemishes and nasty pimples, use hand sanitiser whenever you can. This way, even if you need to apply your makeup mid-trip, you will at least keep your face clean.

Moisturise
Dry skin is pretty much unavoidable if you travel by plane and before I learned to always carry a moisturiser with me, I have had more than one case of extremely dry flakey skin after my flights. I apply moisturiser before flying and make sure I drink enough water. Air conditioning in the cabin is more than deadly for anyone’s skin cells, so moisturising and hydrating inside and out can pretty much save your skin.

Sunscreen is a must have
Before heading to my trip to Thailand recently, adoctor from a skin clinic in Pernith told me not to forget sunscreen either way. He said that we rarely think about the consequences the harsh sun can have on our skin and it’s only when your skin ages that you will see how much wrinkles and freckles the sun can actually cause. Protection from UVA and UVB lights is really important because it can save you from melanoma and other skin diseases, so I always carry at least a travel size with me! But make sure you don’t get a heavy cream while you’re at it. SPF creams and moisturisers can be really thick and make your face become oily much sooner than it normally would. Yes we all want that radiant glow but we don’t want an oily face – that’s not pretty in pictures.

Get a little bit extra
No matter how careful you are, breakouts can’t always be prevented. In case I get a nasty blemish on my face, I use one of the oldest tricks in the book and dissolve an aspirin in a bit of water. Because of its anti-inflammatory effect it calms down the redness and temporarily solves the problem. Afterwards when you get your hands on your travel beauty kit you’ll have no problem hiding the former catastrophe with some concealer. If I feel like putting on makeup I always go for a cream to power foundation. If you’re travelling during the summer your face can start oiling up really fast if you use a lot of product on it and as you won’t be able to put a lot of time into dealing with it, you run the risk of your makeup just sliding off. That’s why I recommend putting on more longwearing but light products like lip stains, a bit of a winged liner and waterproof mascara.


I have learned most of these things the hard way and after many failures I stumbled upon good pieces of advice, great tips from friends, good ‘secret’ formulas from fellow bloggers, and so on. Since many of these things have been real lifesavers, I have decided to share them with all the other girls out there who might still be struggling with their travel makeup. I hope some of you will find some useful tips and tricks and pass them on.


Written by Remi Mayer


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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Guest Post: Makeup On The Go - Travel Makeup Tips

Makeup On The Go - Travel Makeup Tips

Today's post is a little different as it's written by Remi from Australia who would love to have her own blog but can't find the time. In the photo I took above I included some of my favourite products to use when the sun starts shining and when I want to avoid makeup meltdowns after a long journey travelling.

As a girl who spends a significant amount of time on the road, I have been faced with many challenges: how to keep your face clean when you have to sit on the bus for maaany long hours, how to keep your skin hydrated when travelling by plane for what feels like a decade, how to look good for pictures after a whole day of sightseeing and hiking… Here are some of my tips to get you through your journey while still taking care of your skin and looking fresh.

Staying clean is imperative
I know it’s gross to think of it, but all those bus and plane seats you have to sit in probably have a lot of bacteria on them. It doesn’t mean that you’re in a life-threatening situation of course, but it can make your trip nastier. By touching everything around you and then touching your face, even if you simply scratch your nose, your skin gets in touch with bacteria. To avoid face blemishes and nasty pimples, use hand sanitiser whenever you can. This way, even if you need to apply your makeup mid-trip, you will at least keep your face clean.

Moisturise
Dry skin is pretty much unavoidable if you travel by plane and before I learned to always carry a moisturiser with me, I have had more than one case of extremely dry flakey skin after my flights. I apply moisturiser before flying and make sure I drink enough water. Air conditioning in the cabin is more than deadly for anyone’s skin cells, so moisturising and hydrating inside and out can pretty much save your skin.

Sunscreen is a must have
Before heading to my trip to Thailand recently, adoctor from a skin clinic in Pernith told me not to forget sunscreen either way. He said that we rarely think about the consequences the harsh sun can have on our skin and it’s only when your skin ages that you will see how much wrinkles and freckles the sun can actually cause. Protection from UVA and UVB lights is really important because it can save you from melanoma and other skin diseases, so I always carry at least a travel size with me! But make sure you don’t get a heavy cream while you’re at it. SPF creams and moisturisers can be really thick and make your face become oily much sooner than it normally would. Yes we all want that radiant glow but we don’t want an oily face – that’s not pretty in pictures.

Get a little bit extra
No matter how careful you are, breakouts can’t always be prevented. In case I get a nasty blemish on my face, I use one of the oldest tricks in the book and dissolve an aspirin in a bit of water. Because of its anti-inflammatory effect it calms down the redness and temporarily solves the problem. Afterwards when you get your hands on your travel beauty kit you’ll have no problem hiding the former catastrophe with some concealer. If I feel like putting on makeup I always go for a cream to power foundation. If you’re travelling during the summer your face can start oiling up really fast if you use a lot of product on it and as you won’t be able to put a lot of time into dealing with it, you run the risk of your makeup just sliding off. That’s why I recommend putting on more longwearing but light products like lip stains, a bit of a winged liner and waterproof mascara.


I have learned most of these things the hard way and after many failures I stumbled upon good pieces of advice, great tips from friends, good ‘secret’ formulas from fellow bloggers, and so on. Since many of these things have been real lifesavers, I have decided to share them with all the other girls out there who might still be struggling with their travel makeup. I hope some of you will find some useful tips and tricks and pass them on.


Written by Remi Mayer


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