Regardless of your itinerary or destination, it helps to have in handy those personal effects and hygiene products to keep you clean and sanitized. Here is a short list of toiletries you must bring wherever you go.
While most hotels and resorts provide you with essential bathroom items like soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, it pays to have your own set of traveler’s pack of bathroom essentials. You’ll never know when you’re going to need to wash your hands or need a quick toothbrush. If you happen to need to go to a bathroom along the highway or in a remote place where there’s no such thing as soap or toothpaste, you might as well be happy to pull out your complete kit of bathroom essentials.
Personal Hygiene Items
Tissues, sanitary napkins, panty liners, disposable underwear, rubbing alcohol, antimicrobial gel, foot powder and deodorant are just some of the things that keep you clean and sanitized while traveling. If you cannot take a full bath, at least you can wipe your face and body with wet tissue, and then use a travel-size deo for fresh and clean feeling.
Lotion, sunblock, lip balm, and mosquito repellent are just some of the skin protection products you need to bring regardless of your destination or activity. Keep your skin moisturized and protected to avoid skin health issues later on.
Some things aren’t really necessary but you just can’t live without, including perfume, facial creams, hair dyes, shaving kit, hair gel or spray, nail polish, and makeup in specific colors, sizes and brands. Well, these things might be available in department stores or convenience shops in your travel destination, but what if they’re not? It’s better to be prepared.
Unless you are traveling for a cultural immersion or a wilderness adventure where it’s okay to be dirty, it pays to stay fresh and clean. Don’t rely on what a resort or a plane can offer you in terms of toiletries and bathroom items. Bring a travel pack of toiletries with a good inventory of your favorite brands and preferred sizes ready to use wherever, whenever.
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