You Too Can Arrive In Better Shape

You Too Can Arrive In Better Shape

I love those media reports which announce the arrival of Hollywood celebrities at one destination or another looking entirely fabulous, but the reality for most of us is that attempts at looking good after a long haul are a bit of a lost cause. So what’s a beauty junkie to do? By the time you’ve packed basics such as body wash, shampoo and an anti-ageing serum, to holiday essentials such as sunscreen, there’s sometimes little room left for anything else. There are clever ways to trim down the number of products you travel with, however, from choosing multitasking beauty products such as body washes you can also shave with, to exfoliators which can be used on both face and body. Also, increasingly, more men are using their female partners’ products, which means there are certain things you can share on the road. Here, however, there are some rules you need to follow. For one, men are generally happy to use products where there is less distinction between the sexes, such as body lotion and shampoo, but what they don’t like are products with a feminine fragrance, or which look “girlie”. On the flip side, women are also helping themselves to products specifically designed for men, such as shaving gels and creams, although the best ones for women should be fragrance free, and aimed at sensitive skins just in case. Fragrance aside, the only problem area really is skin care. A man’s facial skin differs from a woman’s in many ways, including thickness and oiliness, and it is often more irritated and dehydrated from shaving. As a result you should stick to your own moisturisers, but ways to economise on weight can include buying travel sized versions of your favourite products, or extracting a little of them into smaller containers. Do this and you’ll both arrive in better shape.

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