Beauty Essentials for the Active Traveler 

I’m usually a “girly girl.” I shy away from activity that makes me sweat in almost all situations. However, I went to Kauai last week and I let that part of me fly away with the Hawaiian breeze.

Here’s some beauty essentials that are more realistic and definitely necessary in times of outside adventure -like hiking.
If you’re traveling with a carry-on suitcase (this is really the way to go!) you need to follow the regulations for liquids. According to the TSA, you’re allowed, to bring “A quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.”

I transferred liquids I purchased into smaller, travel-size containers but you can also just buy itty bittys!

So for the essentials:

I’m sure you could have guessed this one. Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen. Reapplication is key… And I still got burned. Pastey girl problems, sigh.

Bug spray! If you’re going to be hiking or even just outside in unfamiliar territory for long periods of time, you’ll definitely need this. Better safe than sorry.

Lip balm. I love Chapstick even though I’m aware it’s not the best for your lips. Whatever your moisturizing preference, bring it!

Hair ties. You can never have too many!

Aloe Vera. Just in case.

Makeup wipes (or wipes). These are so helpful in messy situations. On several hikes, I had mud smeared on my legs and a makeup wipe was a quick & easy {temporary} fix.

Hand sanitizer.

Plastic ponchos. Optional but helpful in rainy weather. Hawaii is known for random bouts of rain and sunshine, rain and sunshine and so on. Though it’s not cold when it rains typically, this helps to keep you dry.

Plastic ziplock bag. For the same reason, you’ll desperately want to protect your electronics (camera, phone) when / if it does rain.

Baseball cap. Protects you from the sun and makes for an easier hair style!

These are some tips that helped me tremendously– what are some travel tips you have?!

Until next week-




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