Travel Essentials Skincare & Hair

I’ve just returned from a rather lovely journey in Peloponnese and I have so much to share with you but firstly I wanted to share my skincare and hair travel essentials.

I travel frequently so I’m no stranger to organized packing, however nothing can prepare a girl for the task of packing for 2 weeks of living in a place with no beauty shops. Most of the times I make the mistake of ‘over-packing’ and even though it was much better this time I still packed too many things in my suitcase. (Anyone who does the same?).

My absolute essential skincare and hair products are the following:

Skincare

To wash my face I use ELIXIR Anticlear Clarifying Foam in combination with FOREO Luna mini/travel size.

To moisturize my face I drink water, water and more water. Water is the number one “food” of good skin. Number two is light moisturizing creams. I use less heavy creams in the summer. My favourite product is ELIXIR Hydractil Lite Cream, a very light moisturizing cream that also helps with signs of acne.

I was introduced to Elixir by EGER skin-clinic is Oslo, and I am so grateful to them about it!

To moisturize my under-eye area I use SHISEIDO Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Eye Cream, even though this is a thick eye cream it has done wonders for my under eyes. I usually put in on once per day and only before I go to sleep. Bye Bye dehydrated under eyes!

During lazy nights I use APIVITA moisturizing and soothing express face masks. I am a big fan of face masks and I probably use one every second week. With 92% natural ingredients these masks are perfect for sensitive skin and quick results. 

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Travel Essentials, Nikolina Blogs

Travel Essentials, Nikolina Blogs

Hair

And now that I am done with my skincare routine time to take care of my hair. I have curly hair and they are very dry. On a regular basis I try not to wash my hair too often. After long swims though it is quite inevitable.

During these holidays I was lucky enough to stay at hotels that have very nice hair care products (KORRES, APIVITA etc.) so I did not need to bring with me shampoos and conditioners.

After a good hair wash I use the AVEDA wood puddle brush. I have been using it for over 5 years now. It is THE perfect brush for curly hair. The most important thing when brushing curly hair is to brush it while wet. Curly hair is naturally dry and brittle, brushing it when it’s not wet leads to split ends and plenty of pain. The AVEDA wood puddle brush is perfect to use on wet hair. I usually put conditioner or mask on my hair and then brush them  through with AVEDA, rinse with water and I am ready to go! I first towel dry the hair and then I put on OUAI hair oil and let the dry naturally.

I bought OUAI in Sephora Copenhagen about a year ago before it becomes an Instagram trend. I love how it keeps my curly ends together. If you need a hair oil to smooth frizz and seal split ends it is a go choice. It makes my hair feel like silk! Some people are not fond of the way it smells, I personally love it!

Last but not least…

LANCÔME Bocage Deo Roll-on. I have quite sensitive armpits and it took forever to find a deodorant that would not irritate my skin. I have been using this for almost a decade and I cannot live without it!


SKINCARE TIPS FOR HOT DAYS

Let you skin breathe! Wear less or no make up.

Never forget a high SPF sunblock

Drink Up that water bottle!

Take cool showers! Hot showers dehydrate the skin even more!

Don’t forget SPF on the lips!


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7 Comments

  1. Gigi
    September 25, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Love this! Please make more of this blog posts!

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thank you Gigi!!❤️

  2. Milena Saito
    September 26, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I have an acne prone skin can I use Elixir? None of the creams I have used work. I went to a skin doctor recently and my skin looks even worst. Any advice? 😭

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Hi Milena, It is very tricky with acne prone skin, things that worked for me might not work for you. I am not a skin doctor, I think a specialist can give you the answers that you are looking for! If you are not happy with your skin doctor, look for another one. Not all doctor are good unfortunately. Has your doctor advised you to follow a specific nutrition? This is the first thing skin doctors recommend in Greece. (Avoid fried food, eggs, sugar and dairy products.)

  3. Anna
    September 26, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    💜❤️

  4. Δανάη Ράλλη
    September 26, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    Θέλουμε και άλλα άρθρα 😍

    • Nikolina Blogs
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Ό,τι θέλετε!

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