I was on my way from a meeting today, and it suddenly dawned on me that I’m constantly exposed to the elements as I work in job that requires a lot of driving from one client to the next. I have stuck to my usual beauty routine, but, somehow think it’s time to evolve to a routine that better suits my daily conditions.
I’m sure a number of you can relate? SO here are my top tips for keeping the beauty game under wraps while travelling everyday:
* Sunblock
I cannot say this enough! One of the number one causes of ageing is excessive sun exposure.. and do I need to remind you of the dangers of skin cancer – I think not! Let reapply people, it must be done..
I know you’re asking, “how does she expect me to do that when I’m wearing makeup” thankfully, a few brands have decided to come up with makeup setting mists which are not only hydrating & mattifying but offer an high SPF too! I also came across a brush-on sunscreen while having a brow, so jump onto Google and search away…
* Sunglasses
Invest in a good pair of UV filtering sunglasses (UVA & UVB). If you are constantly around water then you would want the polarised version as it reduces glare that bounces off surfaces like water or pavement. Besides, if you’re not protecting your eyes from the rays, it means you’re squinting… and if you’re squinting, you’re going to create a lekker set of frown lines… now who wants that?!

* Water
This is the best job when it comes to getting those 2 litres down! I am not a fan of water, because I’m a person who has to take meds daily, and people always said “only drink tablets with water”.. I now associate water with medication and it makes it very hard to swallow (#TMI perhaps, but there’s a little personal info about me). Back to it – water – you can spruce it up with lemon, cucumber, strawberries – whatever tickles your fancy. Hydration is key!

* Emergency beauty kit
Keep a little kit in your car, you can have wet wipes, tissue, lip balm, bubble gum (for those onion rings you ate at lunch), roll on, miniature perfume, etc… the list can be endless. There are always days we leave the house in a hurry or are caught in a situation that requires refreshing oneself. You can safely store this stuff in those mini cooler bags/lunch bags you get, it will keep stuff from spilling or spoiling if it’s well organise.
* Healthy snacks
Another one for a little cooler bag. Carry some healthy snack with you, it’s important to fuel your body, even if you’re always on the go. If you choose to put in fresh fruit, don’t forget to replenish or replace at the end of each week or I certainly don’t want to be passenger in your car haha!

Did this post turn out to be ‘mainly about sun protection? Ooops… well I guess it’s that important then, and like I said at the beginning UV rays are one of the biggest causes of ageing!
Do you work in a job that requires you to spend a lot of time on the road? Please share some of your top tips with us below.