Summer: that wonderful time of the year when the sun invites us to take a break from the busy days of work and encourages us to have a few days of rest. It is also that time of the year when we wake up thinking about our holiday destination, spend the days doing the count down until the day of departure and lie down to sigh for the adventures that we are still going to live.
There are those who can’t think of summer season without a good day on a paradisiacal beach. There are those who love to spend their holidays connecting with nature and, therefore, seek a more rural destination. And there are also those who prefer to get to know the cities that are accumulating in their trips’ wish list.
Each one of us knows exactly what we want to experience in our holidays, so each one of us has its own holiday destination preference. But there is something we all share… The headache of not knowing specifically which are the best products to take with us, given the type of trip that we intend to do and the requirements of each destination.
If this is one of the most sensitive travel topics for you, there is nothing to be afraid of. In this article, we’ve put together some of the beauty essentials to take with in each one of the three possible types of trip. After reading this article, you’ll know exactly which products are essential for each destination.
The beauty essentials for paradisiacal destinations
Maldives. Santorini. Cape Verde. Corsica. Ibiza. Algarve. If your destination is among the ones we have just listed or if, like these, it is a destination that has, as its main attraction, irresistible beaches, then this is the section of the article that you have to read for a better preparation of your travel luggage.
This is one of those trips that requires us to lay a towel on a long beach, to enjoy entirely the sun and to immerse ourselves in the wonderful saltwater of the sea. Everything that does the soul well, but … It doesn’t always do any good to the skin.
Protect your skin
The first product that we selected, and which is fundamental in a luggage for a paradisiacal destination, is the sunscreen. Receiving the energy and heat from the sun has countless benefits, as long as we receive it in a conscious and protected way.
For the protection of the skin, Nuxe proposes a powerful duo of sunscreens. SPF50 face protection cream protects against UVA / UVB rays, prevents the premature photoaging of the skin, moisturizes and prevents the appearance of blemishes. The SPF50 sunscreen, besides protecting the skin from high sun exposure, has anti-aging action, which lasts even after going to the sea.
Besides the general protection of the skin, there are areas that require a special attention. This is the case of the contour of the eyes, nose, ears and even areas with scars, spots or even signs. In this case, Anthelios XL is the ideal product for a more careful protection of the most sensitive areas. Its stick format allows easy and localized application. Not to mention the wonderful benefit that we can easily carry it with us anywhere.
With the skin protected, it’s easier for you to get that much desired tan, without putting the health of your skin at risk. So that you enjoy the sun, without worries nor dangers.
Cleaning and moisturizing the skin after sun exposure
Skincare shouldn’t focus only on the time of sun exposure. After the sun exposure, you need to clean and hydrate the skin.
Nuxe Sun Shampoo After-Sun is the product that you cannot miss in your luggage. With 2-in-1 effect, this shampoo eliminates UV filters, salt, chlorine, traces of sunscreen and sand from both skin and hair. A practical solution, which reduces the number of products to carry in the suitcase. In addition, this is also an environmentally friendly solution, as it has a biodegradable formula. Fresh and soft skin. Brilliant and clear hair. With a single product.
Generally speaking, it is almost intuitive to think of sun protection when holiday destinations involve long sunbathing. Something that tends to fall into oblivion, and is one of the biggest mistakes in skincare, is after-sun hydration and repair.
La Roche Posay Posthelios Hydra Gel Anti-oxydant is the ideal product to soothe, repair, soften and moisturize skin after sun exposure. With antioxidant action, this gel neutralizes the free radicals that have formed with exposure to UVA and UVB rays. With this product you can restore your skin, with a light, fresh and quickly absorbed product. Without the risk of being late for other plans, whether for dinner or for a night out.
If you want a more intensive and specialized repair of the skin of the face, the answer is simple: Sesderma Repaskin Mender Mist. A product that does wonders in repairing the skin that is often exposed to the sun. With this product you can neutralize and repair cell damage caused by UVA rays and, consequently, preventing effectively the aging of the skin. In addition, this mist is highly refreshing and illuminating. This is the only way to achieve that look of tan, hydrated and healthy skin.
So far, we have talked about the beauty essentials that are indispensable for the protection and care of the skin exposed to the sun. However, we all recognize that a holiday in a heavenly place involves so many other activities. Tours to get to know the city, dinners in the most typical restaurants of the region, parties to show your dance moves… And, of course, in the middle of it all we cannot forget the photos.
For this reason, we know that make-up can be a presence on your vacation. Whether a powder to the skin, an illuminator to intensify the brightness of some areas or a mascara to intensify your eyes… Nothing can be forgotten at the time of making your bag. Therefore, it is crucial that you don’t forget an effective and gentle cleanser for your skin.
Our first suggestion is the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. A refreshing, comfortable and gentle lotion that respects the balance of the skin and gives it a luminous and toned look. In a travel size, for you to easily fit this product in your luggage, without taking up too much space.
If you have oily or combination skin and you need a specific cleaning ritual, the solution passes through the Bioderma Sebium H2O Makeup Cleansing Water. A 2-in-1 care that cleans and removes makeup while it purifies the skin. This micellar water also contains in its formulation purifying ingredients. Therefore, it is a great solution for a skin that is very exposed to the sun’s rays. This product is available in a super appealing size for anyone planning to travel by airplane.
A trip to a paradisiacal destination implies a great care with the skin. Regardless of the beauty essentials you select, there are four skincare steps that you cannot forget: protect, clean, moisturize and regenerate your skin. Only then will you be able to enjoy your trip in full, without compromising your well-being.
Your luggage is ready and there are no essential beauty products missing! Now you can think of putting your towel on the sand, soaking up the energy of the sun, jumping in the fresh sea water and being happy without any worries.
The beauty essentials for rural destinations
The holidays, for you, are a synonym of waking up to the singing of birds and feeling the wet grass beneath your feet. They are also a synonym of almost none phone network and of landscapes where the green predominates.
If you’re thinking “that really describes how I appreciate my holidays”, then this is the section that interests you. Here, we will introduce you to all the beauty essentials you cannot forget to pack. So that you have a carefree and quiet stay, as you want.
Like in the previous section (of paradisiacal destinations), we will first suggest the application of a sunscreen. Although it is not in your plans to spend long hours sunbathing, you may venture to know the local where you are staying or enjoy long walks through nature. If so, it is essential that you protect your skin.
Caudalie SPF30 anti-wrinkle face suncare protects the skin from the sun and has an active anti-aging and antioxidant action. In addition, it also moisturizes and soothes the skin, avoiding the risk of redness. Protection and hydration in a simple gesture. Oh, and if you find any stream in your way, you can refresh yourself without any weight on your conscience. This product has a biodegradable and non-toxic formula and therefore does not pollute the environment. With this product, it is possible to be in the nature, with protected skin, without harming the environment.
On the other hand, if you know from the outset that the place you have chosen is suitable for sun exposure, do not think twice. Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF30 Lotion Sunscreen for face and body brings together, in a single product, the necessary protection for face and body. Since its formula is adapted to meet the needs of sensitive skin, this sunscreen is effective for both adults and children. Without perfumes or parabens, this sunscreen moisturizes the skin while protecting it from UV rays.
Attention to the details
We have a tip that will make all the difference in your trip. This is often forgotten between all the things we define as “important to pack”. We are talking about the hydration of the lips. It seems that is a detail, but in fact it is something fundamental, since you will be facing high temperatures. High temperatures cause dehydration which, in turn, can lead to painful cracks. Yes, it’s not only in the Winter!
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturising Stick for Dry or Damaged Lips is an effective and practical balm that uses the properties of honey and sunflower to repair and soften the lips.
Take good care of yourself
If you are one of those people who plan the trips already thinking about all the time you will spend taking care of yourself, then this set will be the answer to all of your dreams. Nuxe My Beauty Ritual combines five products that will flood your moment with wonderful aromas.
1. Rêve de Miel Cleansing Gel is an essential to quickly and easily make your skin clean and fresh. 2. Prodigieuse Boost Gel-Cream is your skin’s greatest ally in combating stress, fatigue and everyday pollution. 3. Rêve de Miel Nail and Hand Cream, through its silky and non-oily formula, nourishes and repairs dry and damaged skin. 4. The Body Shower Gel gently cleans the skin of the body. 5. Prodigieuse Body Milk has a wonderful double action: on the one hand, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin; and, on the other hand, it perfumes it with the most iconic aroma of Nuxe.
Five beauty essentials for a meticulous care of your skin. Five packages designed to not take up too much space in your suitcase. Ensuring, therefore, that you will transport with you all the products that you need in your time of rest. We are already imagining a relaxing afternoon, after a day in full contact with nature.
Finally, the beauty essential you should always have at hand: a skin cleanser. Sesderma Hidraven make-up removal wipes allows a quick and effective cleaning of the face without having to worry about the eyes. With these wipes you will be able to hydrate, refresh, calm, protect and decongest the skin of your face. Best of all, you can easily fit this product into your backpack.
Although it involves less sun exposure than beach trips, trips to rural destinations also require a concern about the protection of the skin. Whether you walk along tracks or discover hidden streams, your skin is exposed to the strong sun rays that are felt in the summer.
In addition to skin protection, hydration cannot be overlooked. To prevent your skin from becoming dry, cracked and with a pulling sensation, due to the high temperatures that are felt, use moisturizing products. Above all, in areas that already have a tendency to resent from this problem, such as the hands and lips.
If you are looking for rural environments to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and, above all, to reconnect with the nature and with yourself, then we advise you to plan your trip in order to take care yourself. Create your own spa, treat yourself. Only then you’ll be able to enjoy all the fullness that nature has to transmit to you.
The beauty essentials for urban destinations
If, when you think of your holidays, you imagine yourself admiring the architecture of big cities like Florence, Prague or Istanbul or going through the most emblematic museums such as the Louvre Museum or the Prado Museum, we have no doubt … We are facing a person who likes to travel to urban destinations!
You love to get lost in the busy streets of the cities and to know the most emblematic monuments. Now that we understand what kind of vacation you like to enjoy, we are prepared to present to you your beauty essentials that are indispensable in your travel bag.
The wonderful world of travel kits
The first product we suggest is actually a set of products. Caudalie brought together the five most emblematic products of the brand, which are also the five beauty essentials that cannot fail in a luggage. Caudalie Must-Haves Set answers all your worries! All the products you need, in the ideal size for your suitcase, in a practical bag.
1. The Gentle Conditioning Shampoo cleans in depth, strengthening and protecting all type of hair. 2. Thé des Vignes Shower Gel, with a sensual and exotic fragrance, is ideal for a shower at the end of the day. 3. Nourishing Body Lotion has antioxidant, blood circulation stimulant, moisturizing and nutritive properties. 4. Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is a refreshing face cream, suitable for all skin types. 5. The Micellar Cleansing Water allows a gentle cleansing of the skin while moisturizing it.
If Caudalie answered to the worries of women’s beauty essentials, Nuxe facilitated the process of packing for male travelers. In a travel kit, Nuxe brought together three of its men’s bestsellers. Packing has never been so easy and practical! This travel kit includes a Moisturizing Gel for a daily care that cleans and moisturizes the skin. Also a Anti-Irritation Shaving Gel, which allows an easy and precise shave, without irritating the skin. And, finally, a Multi-Use Shower Gel, which can be applied on the body, face and even hair.
Sun protection: check
The following product should be a essential point on your check list in the moment you’re playing tetris with your luggage. Above all, because with a single product, you get two benefits: hydration and protection of your skin. Anthelios KA Daily Protective Moisturizing Care is a moisturizer with SPF50, developed to protect the skin in high risk environments. With this product you guarantee 24 hours of hydration of your skin, but also protection against the various aggressors that the skin faces in a city environment: UV rays, pollution, smoke, stress, lack of sleep, careless food. A 2-in-1 product that you can start by using on vacation and extending to a year-round application. A must in daily skincare!
If you’re one of those kind of people who often likes to strengthen the protection of their skin by applying a new layer of sunscreen, then this is the wonderful hint that you were waiting for. The Vichy Ideal Soleil Pocket SPF50 is a sunscreen with high sun protection that fits into your pocket!! In a super-practical package, you’ll be able to retouch the protection of your skin without the embarrassment of carrying a pack of uncomfortable size and weight.
Since we are in the category of products that should always walk with you, we could not fail to mention the deodorant. Especially for a holiday that will surely be a rush between museums, monuments, streets of obligatory visit… Since it is better to be ready for anything, we recommend the Nuxe Body Long-Lasting Deodorant. This is a long-lasting, alcohol-free deodorant with a sweet and delicate fragrance that you can apply without any fear of staining your clothes.
In the same category is the Caudalie Lip Conditioner. A care for dry and cracked lips, so that the rush of the city does not remove the comfort and the softness of the lips. With antioxidant action, this stick can be used both to nourish and moisturize, but also as primer to a colorful lipstick.
Lastly, and because we know how urban destinations give excellent backgrounds for photographs, we could not forget to mention a good make-up remover. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk is a creamy care that cleanses the skin gently. This product can be applied to the face and eyes. In addition, this milk minimizes the stress of the skin by toning it. With this care, it ensures that your skin will be beautiful and cared for throughout the vacation. Even with the makeup she intends to use for such important travel photographs.
Choosing an urban destination doesn’t have to be a burden on your skin… And even less for your suitcase! The products we recommend are the ideals to protect yourself from UV rays, to moisturize your skin and, above all, to keep it radiant throughout the holiday period.
Therefore, taking care of yourself will be fundamental for you to enjoy the city you are visiting. No matter what your plans are! Whether touring busy streets, visiting museums you’ve always wanted to visit, tasting local cuisine or taking pictures with iconic landmarks.
So it’s time to put the camera around your neck and go your way in this new city that, for sure, has many things to offer you.
We know this article is getting longer and longer, but we didn’t want to leave any concerns out of the equation. In fact, there are numerous concerns that flood us when we are packing. What is really essential? What am I going to need? Am I forgetting something?
With our suggestions, you can easily identify which are the beauty essentials for your trip, without falling into the exaggeration of packing products that, in the end, are not used.
Above all, you can rest assured that your only concern, during your precious vacation days, will be to enjoy the destination you have chosen, to relax, to recover from the accumulated stress and to take care of your skin.
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