Travel Essentials Edit: Skincare & Haircare
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Wherever you’re heading, SPF is a must. Black Girl Sunscreen Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion is the perfect way to protect your skin from sun damage, hyperpigmentation and premature ageing. Another travel essential is hand sanitiser - the R & R Luxury Moisturising Hand Sanitiser will keep your hands clear without drying out your skin.
Multipurpose products save space in your luggage and can be used for your hair, skin, lips and nails. We love the SuperFoodLX Hair, Skin & Nails Oil to replenish dehydrated skin and hair after a long flight
If you’re on the go, your full cleansing routine might take a back seat. Scaling back your routine for a little while doesn’t need to mean compromising on your skin care. The bea Skincare Brightening Cleanser is the perfect way to ‘take off the day’, effectively removing dirt, grime and makeup without irritating your skin while you travel.
However, if you want to keep up with your routine whilst you’re away then travel sizes are a great way to maximise the space in your luggage and steer clear of liquid limits. The Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Discovery Kit has everything that your skin needs, just in a smaller size. It also comes in a branded wash bag that you can take your products away in.
Flights and changes in weather can seriously dry out your skin. As well as your usual moisturiser, a skincare mist like the Epara Skincare Hydrating Mist can help to hydrate and refresh your skin whilst combating hyperpigmentation throughout the day. For extra hydration, try a facial oil to lock moisture into your skin. The Afro Hair & Skin Co Flow Perfectly Balanced Facial Oil is one of our facial oil faves.
For a long weekend or a flight with hand-luggage only, you might want to take hair products that come in sachets rather than bottles or tubs. The Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave In Conditioner Taster Pack or the Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Coil Sculpting Custard Taster Pack are the ideal space-savers for your case. If you’re away for a little longer, tubs usually take up less space
Air travel, humid or dry climates and different water can all affect your hair’s hydration. A hair butter like the Superfood LX Intelligence Hydrating Vitamin Hair Butter can be just what your hair needs to replenish lost moisture, plus it won’t leak in your case.
A leave-in conditioner, like the Camille Rose Curlaide Moisture Butter, can help you to keep your hair hydrated on the go. If you’re spending time in the sun or in a humid climate, then a heat protector like the KeraCare 6in1 Thermal Protector can help to keep the moisture in your hair whilst keeping sun damage at bay.
The rules on liquids and beauty products can vary depending on where you’re travelling, and how you’re getting there. It’s best to check this out before you travel so that you don’t need to throw anything out at the airport.
If you’re flying from a UK airport, you can have one clear 20cm x 20cm bag containing liquid in your hand luggage. Each liquid must contain less than 100ml of liquid. If you really can’t face travelling without your faves, then decanting them into smaller travel bottles can be a good compromise.
For bigger beauty products or things you won’t need until you reach your destination, put them in your case rather than your hand luggage.The best way to protect the other items in your case from leaks, spills and damage is to keep your beauty products in their own bag in your case. Sometimes your case gets moved around a lot, which can disrupt packaging. Skip glass bottles where possible, as these can get damaged in transit.