In the words of George Gershwin, it’s summertime and the livin’s easy. Except, that is, if you're embarking on the not-so-easy ordeal of vacation travel. Feel your blood pressure rising as you begin your summertime itinerary? Here are six travel tips to regain that relaxed vibe even when you’re jetting off to exotic locales:
1. ROLL DON'T FOLD
If the clothes you pack into your luggage look like complicated fabric origami, you’re doing it wrong! The best way to prevent wrinkles is to roll, not fold, your clothes. After all, no folds = no lines creased into the fabric. Here's a bonus on this travel packing tip: Rolls of clothing are also efficient on space so you’re not only travelling wrinkle-free, you're also maximizing the amount of clothes you’re taking. (Life Hacker).
2. PACK STARTER SETS
There's nothing more messy than squirting all your regular-sized toiletries into mini bottles. And why bother when you can pack an Éminence starter set which comes in travel size containers? Just throw in one of these sleek travel bags pre-filled with your favorite skin routine and you are set to go.
3. MASQUE & MOISTURIZE
Air travel tip: cabin air is extremely drying on the skin so make sure that you’re hydrating as soon as you step on that plane. Drink lots of water and moisturize your skin deeply. We recommend our rich Linden Calendula Treatment which can be used as a full masque while onboard or left on as a heavy moisturizer. Either way, this treatment protects your complexion from the dehydrating effects of air travel.
4. USE HIDDEN SPACE
One of our favorite travel tips and tricks is to use the empty space inside your packed shoes. Stuff a couple of rolled up socks or perhaps a tube of shampoo - any small sized items can be slipped into your shoes to maximize your total packing space. Bonus tip: Put your shoes into an old hotel shower cap first to keep the inside of your luggage clean (Cosmopolitan).
5. DE-SHINE YOUR FACE
No time to squeeze into the airplane washroom for a last-minute grooming session? Pack our Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissues to remove the oil from your face without even getting up from your seat. With these handy blotting tissues, you can arrive at your destination, looking polished and feeling refreshed.
6. BRUSH ON YOUR TAN
If you’re landing at a sunny locale, add a bit of instant color (and protect your skin) with a sweep of our Sun Defense Minerals. Conveniently packaged with its own brush, this bronzer just needs a quick click to deliver a dose of natural mineral powder. In slim packaging and easy to use, our Sun Defense Minerals are the perfect solution for travel.
What are your travel tips for summer vacation? Let us know in the comments below.
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