Whether you're off to a festival, sports tour or just gathering with friends over the weekend, maintaining personal care is a key part of enjoying your trip. Here's our guide to maintaining personal hygiene while you're on the move.
Travel Light, Travel Smart
First things first, those full-sized bottles of your favorite face wash or body wash? Not exactly travel-friendly. Opt for travel-sized containers that are under 100ml. They're easier to carry around and won't get you in trouble at airport security. Plus, they save precious space for more important stuff.
Here's a rundown of the essential items that should be in everyone’s bag.
1. Face Wash
Choose a face wash that addresses the needs of adolescent skin which is often prone to oiliness and breakouts. A small bottle is sufficient for most trips.
Remember to rinse thoroughly leaving nothing behind
Keep your skin hydrated. A small, travel-size moisturiser can be a lifesaver, especially if you're out braving the elements.
3. Body Wash
Keep it compact and mess-free with a mini bottle. A good body wash can refresh you in no time and is a better alternative to a bar of soap that gets soggy and grim
4. Shampoo & Conditioner
Keep your hair clean and shiny with travel-sized versions of your regular shampoo and conditioner.
A compact, roll-on deodorant can help you feel confident and fresh during the trip. Easy to apply and carry in your pocket.
The Unsung Hero: A Washcloth
It might seem obvious but a face cloth or flannel is your best ally. It is versatile and occupies hardly any space. It has so many uses from a body wipe to a mini towel and cooling pad.
The Practicalities of Going Away
Keep it Routine:
Just because you're not at home doesn't mean you should stop washing!
No shower? No problem. A face wash can double as a refreshing hand and arm wash. Remember, a quick wipe with a moist washcloth and a swipe of roll on deodorant can work wonders until you find your next shower.
If you can't find travel sizes, DIY it! Invest in some reusable travel bottles and fill them up from your full-sized products before you leave.
Always have a pack of wet wipes on hand for those times when you can’t wash your hands or need a quick refresh. There are biodegradable ones on the market now.
Stay Dry, Stay Fresh:
Keep your feet, socks, and shoes as dry as possible. Moisture can lead to odors.
Good hygiene is not just about self-respect, it is a personal responsibility. By thinking ahead and a little planning, you can keep clean and fresh during your travels, making a more enjoyable and comfortable experience for yourself and others.
Travel smart, stay clean and make the most of your adventures with confidence . Personal care isn't just a practice, it's a statement: it's worth the effort.