Travelling to the Philippines can be an exciting and refreshing experience, but it can also be hard on your hair and skin. With its humid climate, warm temperatures, and scorching sun, you may want to consider different beauty routines and products before planning your trip here. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice quality for convenience; in fact, there are some excellent travel-friendly beauty products out there designed just for globetrotters such as yourself.
Cleansers are an integral part of every woman’s beauty routine, but it can be difficult to find the right product for your skin type when you’re travelling. One size does not fit all. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when selecting your cleanser abroad. If you have dry skin, look for a cream-based cleanser with a thicker consistency; the water in the Philippines is too harsh for delicate complexions. If you have sensitive skin, make sure that the ingredients include aloe vera or cucumber extract as they will help soothe your skin.
No matter how well you pack, with long-haul flights it’s inevitable that your makeup will wear off. You may be able to use powder or a tinted moisturiser sparingly, but what about your eyeshadow? Your lipstick? Your favourite tinted brow gel? Enter beauty setting spray. Spray this all over your face before boarding the plane (don’t forget under your chin) then pat dry with a tissue.
When you’re travelling, keep lip balm with you to protect your lips. The heat, pollution, and dry air in Manila can leave your lips cracked and itchy. Apply a layer of lip balm before heading out the door, don’t wait until they are already chapped. Consider bringing some light-coverage makeup like a tinted chapstick or cheek stain too.
A travel pouch is an essential item when travelling overseas. If you’re going to the Philippines, here are some beauty tips that you should consider taking with you. You’ll need sunscreen and moisturiser (even if it’s just a small size) because the sun shines at full force down there.For The Farm at San Benito Batangas, remember to carry good quality sunscreen.
Follow these hair care tips in addition to carrying a hair spray:
- Blow dry your hair before you travel so that it won’t get wet in transit.
- It’s a good idea to have some dry shampoo with you for when it does get wet.
- Try not to do anything too strenuous at night because your hair will be more prone to freezing or getting greasy if you’re sweating from a hot environment or walking around during the day.
Give your nails a makeover while travelling with a small bottle of nail polish remover that is water-resistant or alcohol-based. You can remove just one nail at a time in the bathroom or while sitting poolside. Use cotton pads and cotton balls soaked in remover to quickly de-polish your nails without water. Follow up with a regular manicure routine, cuticle care, application of nail polish, etc., as usual.