No matter how careful you are when travelling, sunburn, bug bites and especially aching, swollen feet do happen. So make sure to pack these turn-to travel beauty products, two natural and one non-toxic, which are the ultimate skin-rescuing saviours.
For Sunburn: Cool the pain of sunburn without creams or too cold compresses that get sweaty with the Chillow (photo: left), a thin, dry cushioned pad you can use at night or in the day. Just add water to activate its non-toxic, stays-at-room-temperature internal core. Plus, you don’t need to refrigerate it as the water will keep it cool. So how does it work? This travel beauty essential takes the heat away from your sunburnt skin, helping it to heal, and releases it into the air since water conducts heat 25 times faster than air. And since they come in different sizes, you can get a more soothing sleep by slipping it under your pillow or using a larger size to lie on top off. Out of their spoiling selection of Chillows, from £17.95, we like the travel-friendly Mini Chillow with double-sided cooling and we especially like the Sweet Relief because of its all-natural water base. And these travel beauty delights are also great for sleeping in hot places without air conditioning.
For Bites: Incognito Zap-Ease Insect Bite Relief, £5.95, is the natural travel beauty must-have to put a soothing stop to itching, scratching, swelling and inflammation. Without icky creams. After clicking Zap-Ease a few times over the bite, this travel beauty wonder will localise the poison and inhibit the anti-histamine release that brings on the itching and scratching fits. And let’s face it, nothing pretty comes from scratching. Then, the toxicity of the bite becomes neutralised naturally. Use this travel beauty saviour to rescue skin bitten or stung by mosquitoes, other insects, jellyfish and nettles.
For Aching Legs and Feet: Even with the right shoes, touring the sites on foot, especially in hot weather, can make feet look and feel desert dry, hellishly hot, swollen and achy. So for more fabulous freshness and radiant relief, Ruby Red’s Cooling Foot cream, £18, 60ml, gives feet and legs a natural beautifying blast that moisturises and soothes dry skin, redness, aching and swelling using peppermint essential oil, shea butter, vitamins E and F and more. So, this travel beauty cream is like a re-energising treat for travelling legs and feet. Also available online at ethicalsuperstore.com.
If you want more travel products, check out our article on natural and space-saving travel beauty.