Whether you are going away for the weekend, have a business trip planned or an important event on the cards (post lockdown), don’t let your impromptu trips and extensive to-do lists stress you out… or your skin.
Well, I’ll admit that it’s easier said than done. Those sleepless nights, hassling around and stress is, in fact, going to take a toll on your skin and leave you with dark circles, stress acne and whatnot, unless you have a skin SOS kit with you.
Here’s how to put together a compact skincare kit with five skin saviours that you can carry to your vacays, work and any place that is most likely to leave you with fewer memories and more skin woes.
Whether or not it is summer and whether or not you will be running around in the sun, your SOS kit is just not complete without a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 in it. Most skincare problems arise due to radical damage including ageing and you don’t want to wreak havoc on your skin while you’re on the go.
Keep your lips moisturised and nourished with a hydrating lip balm. You probably already have it in your bag right now as you read this but if not, add it to your SOS kit to keep chapped and flaky lips at bay. Plus, you can get one with some tint and SPF formulated in it so you can flaunt a perfect pout.
BB picks: Lakme Lip Love Chapstick - Cherry
Acne spot treatment
If you have acne-prone skin, there is a fair chance you’d get at least one pesky pimple on your face while you are out and about. Stress, weather change and poor diet can cause these pimples to pop, but you can kill it off with a weapon in your kit—an acne spot treatment. It could be tea tree oil, an OTC acne treatment or aloe vera gel that you can stock up to calm the inflammation.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
From healing cracked heels to combating excessive dryness to hydrating your lips in a tick—is there anything this beauty hero can’t do? You def need it in your SOS kit to keep your skin smooth, hydrated and nourished when you have no time to pamper it (but are in dire need to do so).
BB picks: Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly
Weddings, work-events are usually stressful and leave you with little to no time to rest. Hence, it’s best to load up on an under-eye cream and apply it twice a day to keep dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines and puffiness at bay.
BB picks: Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF -15