With Thanksgiving coming up I’m certain that quite a few of you will be traveling. Which brings me to my blog today. You need a bag of tricks. I do actually travel quite a bit and I must tell you I’ve gotten very good at it. One of the things that I have is a bag of tricks. This bag is always full and ready to be placed in my travel bag. Doesn’t this make sense? Let’s keep a bag ready to go full of solutions for cleansing, moisturizing, anti-aging, wrinkles, stains; I even keep chamomile tea in this bag to help me sleep at night when I’m traveling. Well, without further ado let me introduce to you what your bag of tricks should look like.
- Baby wipes are a great tool for cleansing the face and removing makeup. Baby wipes are hygienic and gentle on your skin. Most types of baby wipes have lanolin, a skin softener. Buy the travel packs, they’re easy to pack. Did you know you can use them for removing a stain or deodorant mark?
- Chalk is a natural way to hide stains. You need white chalk for…white clothing and colored chalk for the different colors of clothes that you’ve packed. Chalk won’t ruin clothes like some chemical stain removers can.
- Non-petroleum jelly, this is so versatile. Add this to moisturizer and slather on legs. Your legs will look nice and shiny in skirts. Use to moisturize hands, nails and cuticles. Add this to your lip color to turn it into lip gloss. Use it as eye cream when you’re traveling, it works great at night.
- Visine, no silly, not for your eyes. Visine is actually so bad for the eyes. Visine is great for getting the redness out of blemishes. If you should get a blemish and you are away from home, Visine will take the redness away until you can take care of it.
- Tiny pencil erasers and a wine bottle cork, strange right? Not really, so many uses for these nifty little things. Erasers are great when you’ve lost the backs of earrings which I always seem to do when I am traveling. Actually here’s another trick, if your earrings are uber heavy, use a piece of the cork, it will hold them up.
- Satin pillow case, great anti-aging trick. Keeps the hair from getting too messy and should keep wrinkles at bay.
- Teething rings, these are quite handy when they are frozen. Teething rings help reduce any kind of swelling from traveling. This is a great gadget for sunburned skin!
- Green tea, I know this is not hard to find when you are traveling, but it is always better to have a couple bags with you. Drink it and then use the cool bags on your eyes if they are puffy from traveling.
- Self tanner, I never leave home without it. I guess if you don’t use this at all, you need not travel with it. Since I like to use this to add a little color, I always have an extra one in my bag.
- Small packets of honey, when traveling it is really hard to find honey everywhere you go, especially in coffee shops. And I like to add honey, instead of sugar to my coffee.
- Exfoliate, in a small container place some of your favorite exfoliate and keep it there. Never go for days without exfoliating.
- Shampoo, place your favorite shampoo in a small bottle. Shampoo is also great to use as shaving cream.
- Olive oil, place in a small bottle. Drink a tablespoon everyday while you are traveling to keep a healthy glow on your skin. Use as a moisturizer if you run out and carry it around with you for your salad. For heaven’s sake, don’t use bottled salad dressings. Do you want to swell up while you are traveling?
- Unfiltered apple cider vinegar, place in a small bottle, is a great blood purifier when you add a tablespoon to a cup of hot water and drink it. It can also be used as an astringent for your face and hair. Carry it around with you for your salads.
- Bag of trail mix, never leave home without it. It will certainly keep you from eating the salted nuts on the plane. Or do they not even give those to you anymore?!
Keep this bag of tricks in your closet or bathroom always filled, always ready to go. It’ll save you in so many ways. It is neither pricey nor cumbersome. Never leave home without it.