Is beauty a priority for you? Is staying beautiful in all circumstances something you want to achieve? Do you want to spend your next vacation hiking or climbing mountains? What about adding some whitewater kayaking to your plans for the trip? Or do you want to feel like Lara Croft and go on exploring ruins tearing through the jungle? (Image Credit: Ben O’bro/Unsplash)
Whatever type of adventure you choose, this kind of active vacation is sure to be good for your health. However, such activities will require a special kind of beauty routine. Staying in a tent in the middle of nowhere is no reason not to look your best. And with a few simple skin and hair care tips you will remain stunning even during months of backpacking through Mongolia.
Beauty Tips for Those Who Love Active Recreation
1. Never skip a facial
As long as you have access to some fresh fruits and berries, you can get a facial that will rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. You’ll definitely need that rejuvenation if you travel a lot because an irregular sleep schedule is sure to make your skin dull and cause dark circles under your eyes.
To give yourself this kind of natural facial you only need some fruit, like banana or avocado. Peel and mash it before applying to your face and leaving for 10-15 minutes. If you have access to other ingredients, you can add some coconut or olive oil to the mix. You can also make a simple brightening facial scrub if you have some oatmeal and a coffee grinder on hand.
2. Style your locks fast and for long with pro-grade wax
You can style your locks to perfection regardless of where you are, so there is no need to resign yourself to wearing a cap all the time. To make styling easy and quick, you should use high-quality wax as it both offers strong hold and lets your locks look natural in the style you put them in. Invest in top brands used by pros, like American Barber, Totex, or Fanola. You can find more here and be sure to choose a product that matches your purpose.
Hair wax of today comes in a variety of types and can help not only style your locks but also make them glossy or matte. They also vary in the type and strength of hold they provide, so you’ll be able to find the perfect product regardless of how “well-behaved” your hair usually is. Use the wax right and you’ll look as if you’ve just left salon even if you styled it in a hostel’s shared bathroom.
3. Stock up on the almighty moisturizer
A moisturizer is the single most important beauty care product there is for a backpacker. One might even argue that it’s the most important beauty product for everyone. Therefore, you must always pack a good moisturizer no matter where you go. You’ll definitely need that rejuvenation if you travel a lot.
However, your destination does matter when choosing the formula of this product. If you are off to a tropical vacation, use a light gel-based product that won’t clog your pores. In case you set out on a track through the forest, you should use a bit heavier moisturizing cream as your skin will require more protection there. If it’s a winter vacation you are planning, you’ll need to use a heavy oil-based face cream as it can effectively protect your skin from the wind and cold.
Apply the moisturizer at least twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. You should also do this before applying makeup.
4. Use the sunscreen
Speaking of extremely important beauty products, sunscreen is definitely close to the top of that list. The dangers of UV radiation are a proven fact, so absolutely everyone should be using sunscreen products regularly.
This type of product cannot be replaced with some natural alternative, but you can find a moisturizer with the sunscreen effect. Stick to your favorite brand and choose SPF no less than 50.
5. Make your skin look perfect with a full-coverage concealer
You should avoid applying makeup altogether when you are out in the wilderness. However, when you do return closer to civilization, you can easily make your skin look perfect using your moisturizer and a full-coverage concealer. Letting the moisturizer blend in the concealer will not only improve the coverage but also create a natural look.
These simple and easy beauty tips will allow you to be photo-ready within minutes and you won’t have to take your regular foundation on the road with you.