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Whether you’re jetting off to the Caribbean or hiding away in a wintery cabin, your honeymoon is the perfect excuse to update your beauty bag with a few special items. Here are a few things that you won’t want to leave out.
Your skin can’t tell the difference between the sunny slopes and the dry beach. No matter where you go for your honeymoon, protect your face and body with sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. We’re obsessed with Supergoop! and just love their travel tote which includes SPF for body, face, and lips!
Packing a little something sexy for your trip? Keep satiny bikinis and lacy rompers looking their best by hand washing with a gentle detergent after wearing. A quick wash in the hotel sink can eliminate sweat, sand, and body oils that can damage delicate fabrics. We love Tocca’s travel size fabric wash for it’s delicious blood orange scent (and the twist on cap to prevent accidental spills).
While it’s technically not a “beauty” product, soft candlelight always has the power to make us feel amazingly gorgeous. Pack a travel size version of your favorite scented candle to add a personal touch to a hotel room or cozy cabin. Just make sure to blow out the flame before falling asleep with your new husband.
Air travel can leave your skin feeling dull and dehydrated. Stay stunning from takeoff to landing with this simple mantra: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Keep a small bag packed with hydrating goodies close to you on the plane. We love Melvita’s Floral Water in orange blossom for our faces, and a rich cream (like Benefit’s fresh-smelling Total Moisture ) for hands and décolletage. Smooth on a tinted moisturizer before landing for a glowing complexion.
Avoid damaging your favorite products while you travel. Separate items into smaller bags before throwing everything into your carry on. Keep brushes away from lotions and powders (we love these brush guards for only $5.50!) and keep liquids in a clear bag so you don’t get stopped at security.
Whether you’re jetting off for a vacation or your honeymoon, what’s your must-pack beauty product? Let us know in the comments.
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