A Lazy, Easy, Low-Maintenance Beauty Routine That Travels Well

July 18, 2017

I almost spit out whatever I was drinking when a reader here asked me to share my beauty routine. But, then it dawned on me that maybe there are other women who are after my lazy, easy, low-maintenance beauty routine that travels well.

I thought, “Why not share?”. So here I am, sharing my somewhat laughable beauty routine for anyone who’s interested in steeping to the lowest of low when it comes to products and time spent beautifying yourself each morning. It’s what works for me and maybe it just might work for you too.

The Routine

Haircare = no heat. I’ve been letting my hair air dry after the shower regardless of bringing a curling iron with us. It just hasn’t felt suitable for island life! I have a little bit of natural wave and having longer hair has been essential in this routine. When my hair was shorter I always had to style it, now it just works letting it be free.

Skincare = face wash + sunscreen. It’s really that simple. I’m a religious face washer – morning and night, plus anytime we come home after the beach and anytime we leave the house sunscreen has become my go to for lotion. I have some patches of discoloration where my skin has lost the ability to protect itself from the sun after having Owen so I have to wear sunscreen every day. If I’m showering and just staying home for the night I’ll use regular moisturizer, but otherwise it’s sunscreen for the win!

Makeup = mineral powder with sunscreen + a brow brush to tame these old man browns + mascara + lip balm. I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who had a makeup routine and was always polished, but it dawned on me recently that there is no way I’d have the time for all that as a mom and that it was time for me to embrace what I have. So here I am! The powder helps even out some of those patches of discoloration. That brow brush keeps my wild eyebrows in check, mascara makes me feel a bit more finished and lip balm prevents those chapped lips!

Guys, that’s it. I don’t have any other secrets. It’s pretty simple these days (a narrator might claim, “but, it’s always been this easy, she was fooling you before”). It’s important that whatever I need is available at each location we land in so here are the products I’m brining with and getting wherever we are.

What I’ve Packed

Bare Essentials Mineral Powder
Mascara
Rose Bud Salve
Face Wash

What I’ve Been Picking Up at Each Location

Shampoo
Conditioner
Leave in Conditioner
Sunscreen


I’d love to know your beauty essentials whether you’re traveling, momin’ it up at home or living the professional life. I’m sure we all have our own tricks and I’m more than happy to adjust if you guys have any must haves!

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  • Ha! I think I was that reader! :-). Thanks for sharing!! Nice and easy routine! Pretty much my routine these days too as a new mama. Even though I always want to break out that eye shadow palette… never gonna happen! I agree on short hair v long hair styling. I cut my hair recently and definitely gonna grow it out again, just don’t have the time to style it now!

    • That totally was you Suzie! I cut mine was pregnant and I’ve been growing it ever since. Buns and ponytails just end up being my go to most days!!

  • Since 50 is coming on ,face washing my face Morning and Night is key and using R&F Reverse has brightened my skin and evened out my skin tone definitely a moisterizer with SPF 50 mascara and a peptide powder with 30spf and I like the bronze for summer. Lip balm and out the door feeling fresh and protected ❤️

    • Ahhh I might have to try that at some point to help even out my skin tone!

  • Thanks! Do you still use phytousa products for your hair?

    • I do! Their products are my favorite! Since we’re traveling with carry on luggage only I was only able to take what can fit in travel size containers from Paris though. Once we’re state side I plan on stocking up again! The face wash mentioned here is made by them too and is small enough to carry on 🙂

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