You have your reminder set to pack your passport, your extra phone charger is ready to go. Jumpers, check. Jeans, check. Boxer briefs, check. But when it comes to packing up the toiletries and grooming necessities, do you stare at your dopp kit trying to decide what is worth taking and what you can leave behind? Well lucky for you, mate, we’re here to help. Pureman has your 6 men’s grooming essentials for travel ready for you to pack, so you can focus on the adventure and relaxation ahead!
1. Moisturiser and Sunblock in One
If you plan to head anywhere warm, you know sunscreen will be on your list. Even if you’re heading to the arctic, finding a moisturiser that contains SPF protection will help keep your skin looking younger and healthier. Sunscreen is a terrific and easy way to help fight aging, regardless of the temperature outside.
Moisturiser is key when you travel. Long periods of time spent on a plane at high altitudes will undoubtedly dry out your skin due to the low levels of humidity on the plane. Even road trips can dry you out if you’re constantly blowing air or heat as you drive down the open road. A good moisturiser will help keep your skin hydrated and prevent you from having to manage that dreadful tight, itchy feeling that dehydrated skin can create.
You can find some great moisturiser and sunscreen combos to help keep the dopp kit from overflowing. Try something like Brickell Men’s Daily Defense Moisturiser to keep your skin travel ready. It’s chock full of amazing natural and organic ingredients like green tea, a great antioxidant rich supplement that fights signs of aging. This moisturiser also contains aloe vera to help hydrate your skin, vitamin E to fight free radicals and zinc oxide to help protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. One note, if you’re heading to one of those wonderful tropical destinations, we’d recommend investing in a stronger sunscreen, as well. This bad boy is awesome but SPF 15 isn’t always enough for long days under the hot sun. Always be prepared!
2. Hair and Body Wash
This one is a no brainer. We get that travel and holidays are a time when we all get to be a little lazier than usual, but that doesn’t mean personal hygiene goes down the toilet. To keep it simple, why not try a product that allows you to wash your hair and cleanse those hard to reach places all at once? Lucky Tiger’s Shampoo and Body Wash gives you a delicious peppermint scented all over hydrating wash. Both gentle and long lasting, this cleansing duo will leave you feeling invigorated and minty-fresh.
3. Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Don’t leave home without this necessity. The Mavis Travel Kit makes it easy to travel with a natural, strong mint toothpaste, compact toothbrush and a handy rubber bag that can live through wet conditions and travel easily. Keep your breath smelling fresh in case your holiday leads to romance. Nobody likes leaning in for a kiss or a whisper only to get a whiff of nasty.
4. To Shave or Not to Shave Products
We know that holidays can be a time for men to grow that facial hair that they have to so religiously shave from day to day during ‘real life’. So we’re giving you a couple of options, depending on whether or not you want to shave or grow that facial hair!
If you’re a shave it all the time type of guy, the Proraso Travel Kit is made for you. Pint sized pre-shave cream, shaving cream, after shave balm and a tiny shave brush will keep you smooth and comfortable while you’re away. If you grow-that-hair-and-don’t-care while you’re on holiday, use a product like the Black Chicken Remedies Beard Oil to nourish both your beard and the skin underneath. Incredible organic and natural ingredients will help hydrate, soothe and cleanse your handsome face.
Much like the aforementioned toothpaste, deodorant is a must have when it comes to proper hygiene. No one likes the smell of B.O. No one. Baxter of California has an awesome, GQ award winning deodorant that is both aluminium and alcohol free and is great for sensitive skin. With an earthy, citrus-herbal musk is smells manly and fresh and works like a charm.
6. Hair Clay
Whether you’re heading out for dinner or to the pub, pull yourself together with ease by sweeping some American Crew Molding Clay through your hair. Made with awesome natural ingredients, this clay helps to style and mould your hair to your preference while also keeping it touchable. Bonus? Orange, peppermint, spearmint and lime essential oils will leave you with a hint of fragrance.
There you have it. Keep it simple and keep it stylish. Bon Voyage!