How to Keep Up Your Natural Beauty Regimen When You Travel
Remember that time you went upstate with your friends and remembered to pack everything but your nontoxic shampoo and conditioner, so you used whatever was lying around and then your hair looked like garbage and your scalp was irritated?
Yeah, that happened. But normally I am much better about these things! And so are our friends at Well+Good, who put together this neat piece about how to get your natural goodies past the TSA when you travel. I weighed in, and so did the charming and wonderful natural beauty maven who co-founded the site, Melisse Gelula. Here’s their piece—click through to see what we actually pack, and share your travel tips in the comments.
Labor Day Weekend is summer’s last call. Some hop a Jitney for the Hamptons or a ferry to the Shore. But plenty hit the airports—and it’s you we’re concerned about. Are you packing your sunscreen? Will you remember your facial oil? Is your natural cleanser travel size?
To avoid long lines, baggage fees, and the apparently very-real threat of luggage theft, you need to be able to pack your natural beauty regimen into 3.4 ounce bottles in a quart-sized plastic bag—not an easy feat.
“I don’t check luggage, and I refuse to use conventional cosmetics, even when I’m out of town,” says No More Dirty Looks author Siobhan O’Connor. [Siobhan's note: Siobhan is a liar, obviously. Do as she says, not as she does.] “So I have to get crafty with how I pack my products. It took some doing, but I finally have it down.”
What are O’Connor’s essentials? We asked her—and Well+Good’s own beauty guru, Melisse Gelula—to share their perfect all-natural beauty travel kit. Bon voyage!
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