Beauty essentials to bring with you on holiday

Beauty essentials to bring with you on holiday

The holidays are upon us! You don't want to overpack for your trip, but you still want to take care of yourself. Pack these travel essentials to help you look picture perfect
Esse Refining Cleanser + Deep Cleaning Mask (HK$290 at A Beauty Bar)

Cleanser

Most hotels provide shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, but it's worth bringing along a facial cleanser that suits your skin type. (And if you find a cleanser that doubles as a mask, so much the better! Extra care for your skin without extra products, meaning more room for souvenirs!)


Toner

Keep a little bottle in your bag. If your face feels really disgusting while you're out sightseeing, soak a cotton pad or couple of tissues with toner and give it a quick swipe. It's also an emergency cleansing option at the end of a really exhausting day - just don't make it a habit.



Biore UV Milk SPF50+ (HK$84.9 citywide)

Moisturiser

Your skin can become really dry while you're travelling, both from flying and from the unfamiliar climate. Make sure you pack a hydrating lotion without SPF and use it after cleansing.


Sunscreen

Wherever you're going on holiday it's important to continue to protect your skin. Whether it's to the beaches of Thailand or the snowy mountains of Japan, wear SPF during the day. (UV rays reflect off the water and snow, so don't think you're safe just because you're wearing a hat!) Choose a waterproof formula that is suitable for both face and body to save space.


Burt's Bees Lip Crayons (HK$128 at Mannings)

Lip balm

Don't forget that your lips need protection from sun damage and dryness, too! There are plenty of lip balms with SPF, while others come with a tint of colour to brighten your smile in those family pics. A creamy formula like a lip crayon will give you lasting colour, and can also double up as a cheek stain.


Sunplay After Sun Aloe Vera Gel (HK$89.9 citywide)

After-sun

We all know you need to reapply sun screen during the day, but just in case you forget or missed a spot, it's good to have aloe-rich after-sun gel handy to soothe those burns. Ouch!


Insect repellant

Come home with snapshots and souvenirs, not mosquito bites. Sprays work well, as do patches. Anti-mosquito wristbands are funky and usually last several days. There are some that are covered in cloth, so your skin doesn't come into contact with the actual substance, so you won't suffer allergic reactions. Some are even waterproof!

Para'Kito anti-mosquito wristbands (HK$160 at Mannings for one band + two pellets)

 

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Beautiful abroad

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