The Best Travel Beauty Tips For Women
Traveling can be hard on a girl! Girls always seem to get the best photos of themselves when they’re traveling, especially to exotic locations, but what do you do if you’re going somewhere that is super cold, hot, or dare I say it… humid!
We all want to look our best, especially on holiday, so here are some tips for looking your best while traveling the world.
If you’re not from a cold part of the world, traveling to a colder region could really drag down your style. And I mean DRAG – with heavy jackets and clunky jeans, but don’t be discouraged! Its easy to look good even in winter clothes. For cold, jackets are key. You can find some sexy pea coats or even leather jackets depending on how cold your travel location will be. Next, find some thermal leggings that will keep you warm to go with some leather riding boots, or snow boots. Don’t forget to accessorize with some fun scarves and hats and you’re all good to go! The best part about traveling to cold locations is that your clothes will stay cleaner longer. So you can pack one or two big jackets and lots of different scarves and beanies to keep your look changing every day and not have too many suitcases full of clothes you won’t wear.
Check out these sexy looks!
Dressing for heat isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t typically wear shorts or dresses, they can be uncomfortable for some. Keep in mind that if you’re traveling somewhere that has a lot of tourists then they’re used to seeing white legs and won’t mind! Just wear what makes you comfortable. Wearing baggy tank tops will help keep you cool and compensate for your naked legs. If you simply cannot show those white legs of yours then consider wearing a long maxi skirt. Maxi skirts breath well so you won’t overheat and still look good. Going to a hotter destination means less clothes and more room in your suitcase for accessories, so you can bring an extra purse or shoes! (Heck why not both!)
Which is more you?
Don’t be scared! I know humidity is a scary word, but there are ways to salvage your looks, trust me! The most difficult part of traveling in humidity is dealing with your makeup and hair. The moist air is a fashion killer, until now!
Before you apply your makeup, use baby powder or a face powder. This will keep your pores dry and help with sweating all your makeup off. I usually carry this around in my purse and use like like powder foundation during the day if I find myself sweating too much. Also, be sure to use waterproof eyeliner and mascara, you don’t want to scare the locals away when your makeup starts to run.
The next thing you have to worry about is your hair. If you have naturally wavy hair you’re in luck. Messy or wavy hair looks good and adapts well in humid locations. If you have straight hair or locks that get frizzy in moisture you have a little more work to do.
Blow Dry! As crazy as it sounds, the more you heat treat your hair the better it will react in humidity compared to letting it dry naturally. Unless you have extremely well behaved hair, straightening is nearly pointless. It will never be as straight as it is back home. I have found that curling my hair with a flat iron works best. You don’t have to go crazy, but added some gentle waves will help when you walk outside and it stays longer than straightened hair.
Humidity is perfect for sock buns! If all else fails just tie your hair up in a bun, or with a sexy accessory!
Same as in dry heat, your outfit should be similar, although long skirts are just too hot for humidity, especially if you’re not used to it. Bathing suits under baggy tank tops will help you stay fashionable without overheating. Or try high waisted shorts with a crop top or bathing suit top.
Take a look at these looks that are perfect for your humid vacation:
As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her boyfriend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world.
Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.