Packing efficiently is one of the most challenging tasks when preparing for a trip. It’s possible to be creative with the few clothes you decide to bring with you, but there’s much less flexibility when it comes to makeup and hair styling products. We’ve become so accustomed to a specific grooming routine that there are times when we can’t have a good time without our favorite face moisturizers and cosmetics.

Whether you’re backpacking or just looking to pamper yourself, there are plenty of ways to bring along your favorite foundations and hair spray without having to pack up an entire suitcase. We’ll go over a few tip and tricks to pack properly for your vacation. Do not underestimate this process. Because if you’re well-prepared on your trip, you’ll feel a lot more confident about your trip. Often times, people don’t prepare enough for their trip, and forget all the beauty essentials.


When traveling abroad, there are products you’re definitely going to want to have with you, such as sunscreen. Switching to a foundation with SPF can kill two birds with one stone and help to save space. Before your trip, consider getting lash extensions. Many women find that their lashes can be such a striking feature that they need very little makeup to supplement them. Getting the extensions will allow you to ditch the extra tube of makeup and even make for a quicker transition during your travels.


Your destination inevitably will determine your choice of outfits. When in Rome, if you hope to set foot in any of the beautiful cathedrals, don’t plan on wearing shorts. Similarly, if you’re headed to Thailand, you may find that you need to pack more conservatively than you think. Though the only time you’re required to cover up is when you enter temples, high heels, booty shorts, and a crop top can still manage to appear disrespectful and out of place even on the coast where an excursion by Krabi Island Tours will whisk you off to secluded beach resorts.

Comfortable and conservative are typically a safe choice when you’re unfamiliar with the region, but try to understand as much as you can before you travel. You can simply Google the locations and the events that are happening at the time. You can find a lot of information based on blogs but also on people’s experiences. YouTube is also a great source for finding out more about your travel destination.


If you’re obsessed with styling your hair, you’re going to discover that most curling or straightening implements are clunky and tricky to pack. Other countries have different wall plugs or voltage, so you’ll also need to pack an adapter or a converter. Consider temporarily switching to styling creams like a curl lock product, and then braid your hair overnight if you’re still determined to have curly hair.

The easiest solution is to go for the path of least resistance. Rather than making room for curlers and hair spray, stick to dry hair shampoo. If your hair is long enough, braids and ponytails can often offer a classic look that works in any culture. Often times, the hotels also provide the tools for your hair. There are always beauty salons nearby that you can go to take care of your business. That’s a great reason to pamper yourself while you’re traveling as well. Just make sure to research the beauty salons, and look at people’s reviews. You want to avoid nasty surprises, right? Research is everything in this day of age!


Traveling is especially hard on your skin. Not only is your diet and fluid intake drastically altered, but you’re also exposing your skin to different temperatures and climates, which can cause your skin to dry out easily. Be sure to pack products that can protect you from the sun and help keep your skin moisturized. There’s no need to carelessly damage your skin just due to the stress of travel. Make sure to bring a water bottle that you can refill with water to replenish yourself. Traveling can be exhausting and it can dehydrate your skin.

Few people have the luxury of packing multiple suitcases when they travel, but if you have the means, then you shouldn’t have to skimp on your routine or the products you bring along. However, if like most of us, you have limited space, then it pays to take a few extra minutes to think about the bare necessities required for your trip. You’ll be surprised what you can survive without while you’re enjoying the adventure of a lifetime. But if you’re really obsessed about the amount of stuff you want to bring, then book another bag on the flight. You will discover that you don’t need all the extra stuff.