Whether you’re a low-maintenance guy who sticks to their favourite couple of products, or you’re a man who enjoys the grooming process and all the stuff that comes with it; you’ll need to ensure that you’ve got everything you need before you go on holiday.
Your toiletries bag doesn’t have to be a last minute thought, where you’ve shoved stuff in that you’re not going to use much, and forgotten the products you like to use daily. Therefore, taking some time to get it together when it comes to what you use to groom, will save you expensive trips to the local drugstore and the time it takes to get there. If you’d prefer to have everything you need in your hotel bathroom, so you can relax by the pool all day; take a look at the following things to remember when you’re travelling.
Whether you’re a guy with a full beard, a sharp goatee, or you’re cleanly shaven for the majority of the time (although, you’re on holiday so you can relax a little); you’re going to want to have everything you need to tame your facial hair. Investing in a decent shaving cream or foam will leave your face less irritated than the hotel soap will, and you’ll be able to have a comfortable shave as well. Don’t forget your beard oils or balms too; you don’t want to have to shave all your beard-growing efforts off, just because you resemble Tom Hanks in Castaway. If you use products to tame your face mane, then pack them.
Your head hair should be treated wth just as much respect; gel, wax, and hairspray should be packed accordingly, and take into account how the sun, pool chlorine, and seawater may affect it. If your holiday environment is going to take its toll on your hair, you might want to consider investing in a shampoo and conditioner combo that will maintain and improve those locks.
Your face is going to be exposed to the sun regularly, so aside from your factor thirty; you’ll need to pack a good moisturiser to nourish your skin during the evenings and overnight. You don’t want to have to deal with flakey, dry skin after you get back from your break; you’re meant to get home looking healthy and well-rested. Using a balm for your lips, with an SPF, is another great way to protect yourself from sun damage and dryness; you can check out 18 of the best here.
An exfoliating face wash will help to relieve clogged pores after a hot day by the pool, and it will remove any of that dry skin that was talked about earlier too.
Your sunscreen is essential; so pack enough. Get to know and understand how much sun exposure your skin can handle and invest in your factors accordingly. Aloe vera lotion might be worth taking for those days you spent a little too much time floating on the inflatables, and it’ll cool you off so you can sleep.
Whatever you do; don’t forget your deodorant and a body wash or shower gel, as these will probably be the first things you’ll need to reach for after you get off a long and sweaty flight. You want to be able to freshen up as soon as you’ve checked in so you can go and grab a beer poolside, so try and remember what you’re going to need in your hotel bathroom before you leave to travel.