7 Smart Ways To Maximise Your Beauty Hand Luggage This Summer

If your dinky travel minis only last you until day four of your hols, it’s time to look at a new breed of multi-tasking, travel-friendly beauty buys that deliver and avoid any airport baggage nightmares. Here’s what to pack in your wash bag…

Pack A Cleansing Stick

Make the most of your liquid quota by choosing solid products that can be packed separately. Thanks to the trend for stick skincare formulas, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Case in point: the plethora of stick cleansers now on the market. Offering an effective yet nourishing cleanse, simply dab over skin, massage in using your hands and a little water and remove with a flannel.

Invest In A Transparent Case

Skip the arduous process of stuffing minis into a plastic bag at the hectic departure haul and pack a transparent case at home. Not only will this save you time and hassle at the airport, a chic reusable alternative will reduce plastic waste and help the planet.

Use Pre-Soaked Pads

Travelling with hand luggage doesn't mean relinquishing a multi-step skincare routine. For on-the-go liquid exfoliation, pre-soaked pads are your best friend. Enriched with a mixture of exfoliating acids, swipe a pad over freshly cleansed skin to banish dead skin cells and reveal a smoother, brighter and more even complexion.

Swap Serums For Capsules

Forget trying to stuff multiple serums in your wash bag and pack the capsule equivalent instead. Single use capsules don’t just save space but give additional skincare benefits in their own right. Providing just the right amount of product for your face, the active ingredient is kept potent and hygienic thanks to the sealed capsule and opaque packaging.

Stock Up On Sachets

Give your skin a much-needed boost without exceeding your liquid share by packing individual sachet style masks. A replenishing lip or eye mask will revive your skin after the drying air-conditioning on a flight while a hydrating sheet mask is the perfect antidote to a day in the sun. 

Choose Multi-Tasking Make-Up

Pack makeup wisely by selecting products that serve more than one need. Look for foundation-concealer hybrids or bases with added SPF.  Similarly, choose hardworking multitaskers that can be used to add colour to lips, cheeks and eyelids.

If In Doubt, Take Minis

Decant your favourite products into empty reusable bottles - Muji is your best bet but Boots also have a good selection. For items such as toothpaste, deodorant or dry shampoo which are impossible to decant, stock up on mini sized products instead. Browse the travel-sized sections on sites such as Cult Beauty, Space NK and Feel Unique for a wealth of options.

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