If there is one thing that is particularly remarkable about Southeast Asia, it would have to be the region’s climate and weather conditions.
Extremely sunny in one instant and electrifyingly stormy the next, Southeast Asia’s tropical climate should certainly not be taken lightly, especially if you hail from a country that is accustomed to the wonders of four distinct seasons throughout the year.
As exciting as this may seem, however, this climate is known to have damaging effects on the skin due to considerably high levels of heat and humidity. Thus, those who are in Southeast Asia are commonly advised to take care of their skin diligently through both healthy eating habits—which includes consuming a lot of water—and skin care regimes.
For ladies, the latter may seem like quite a daunting prospect, especially if you are not a fan of carrying too many cosmetics around while traveling. If you fall into this category, here’s some good news: this article will delight you.
What follows is a list of five easy-to-carry cosmetic products that will you keep you looking spiffy and sparkling, while also safeguarding and nourishing your skin in the process. With these by your side, you probably will not have any qualms about spending long hours outside in your attempts to make the most of your next trip to Southeast Asia!
Ready, ladies? Let’s get going!
1. Shu Uemura’s Anti/Oxi + Cleansing Oil
Shu Uemura’s Anti/Oxi+ Cleansing Oil’s is designed to specifically combat the damaging effects of pollution on your skin, such as inflammation and oxidation. It is also a reliable remover of makeup, which means that you can look forward to keeping your face moisturized and clean even after a night out in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Bangkok, for instance.
DETAILS: Shu Uemura’s Anti/Oxi+ Cleansing Oil
2. L’Oreal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Air Fix Compressed
L’Oreal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Air Fix Compressed hairspray is suitable for traveling women due to two reasons: the design of its container, and its strong holding ability. The former is evident in the canister’s sleek and portable shape, while the latter stems from the spray’s anti-frizz formula, which prevents your hair from frizzing once it is applied—even after extended periods of time.
DETAILS: L’Oreal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Air Fix Compressed
3. Shu Uemura’s Stage Performer Block Booster
Aside from blocking both air pollutants and UV rays from hurting your skin, Shu Uemura’s Stage Performer Block Booster is a primer that guarantees 24 hours of hydration once applied on your face, thus keeping your complexion energized and aglow, which means that you will not be plagued by your fear of sunlight while exploring the grand complexes of Angkor. It comes in a tube that is easy to carry around too!
DETAILS: Shu Uemura’s Stage Performer Block Booster
4. L’Oreal Professionnel Nutrifier Range
Want to keep your hair safe and sound after days by the beaches of the Philippines? L’Oreal Professionnel’s Nutrifier Range has all the right ingredients to nourish your hair, especially after spending prolonged hours under the sun and in the water. Its main component is glycerol, which is known for its ability to keep the scalp hydrated while shielding your hair against drying out.
DETAILS: L’Oreal Professionnel Nutrifier Range
5. Shu Uemura The Lightbulb Aerial
WHY: Despise that feeling of having thick and heavy layers of foundation covering your face while you do your shopping in Thailand or bask in the glory of the temples in Bali? Shu Uemura’s The Lightbulb Aerial will be your best friend. It promises a layer of coverage that is as light as air through the fine 0.8mm flocks of its aerial sponge; a layer that will keep your skin’s natural glow and smoothness without drying it out.
DETAILS: Shu Uemura’s The Lightbulb Aerial
Five cosmetic wonders to keep your skin and hair safe and sound; five goodies that will help make your time in Southeast Asia all the more sweeter—or in this case, worry-free!