3 DIY Beauty Hacks For The Nonstop Traveler

With these three at-home beauty hacks, you’re sure to shine all vacation long.

featured 3 diy beauty hacks bree

Is “Jetset” your middle name? Us too (well, first name). In any case, being the nonstop jetsetter means more than snapping the must-see Instas and collecting stamps in your passport. A few hops, skips, and jumps across the pond later, our bodies might start taking a toll. From hiking up the hills (that are alive) in Austria to hobbling about the cobblestone roads in Italy, everything from your head to your toes might be in need of a little T-L-C. Furthermore, have you ever been abroad and struggled to find your must-have beauty products? Whitening strips, maybe? Or the eye cream you swear by? Have no fear; our travel DIY beauty guide is here. With easy to find ingredients and simple to follow steps, these do it yourself beauty hacks will get you back in action in no time.

1. The coffee mask for your mug

Stone House Bali
Balinese coffee. Photo: Nadia Cho

What you need:

  • ¼ cup ground coffee beans
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil (such as tea tree), or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon water

What you do:

  • First, combine the ingredients in a small bowl
  • Mix together until you form a paste
  • On a fresh face, evenly spread the mask onto your face
  • Let sit for 20 minutes, or until dry
  • Gently exfoliate skin by rubbing in circular motions
  • Rinse off completely

How it helps:

This might not be your typical cup o’Joe, but it’ll have similar effects. The caffeine in the coffee will provide your face with a much needed jolt of energy. It’s particularly good for inflammation or puffiness, and those pesky dark circles around your eyes. The honey will smooth the skin and seal in moisture. And lastly, the essential oil, or olive oil, tops off this quick concoction to offer hydration and a refreshing boost to help revitalize your complexion.

2. A fete for your feet

feet
UNSPLASH Rune Enstad

What you need:

  • 1 part warm water
  • 1 part Epsom salt
  • 1 part white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lavender oil, if available (not required)
  • A pumice stone or other foot scrubbing tool
  • Moisturizer of your choice

What you do:

  • Combine equal parts of each ingredient in a large tub or bin
  • Soak feet for 10-15 minutes depending on the level of soreness/dryness you possess
  • Dry gently once feet have soaked and scrub
  • Follow with moisturizer

How it helps:

It’s a fete for your feet. A party for your paws. This DIY foot soak/scrub will help solve the woes of tired toes like you can’t imagine. This combination of ingredients softens your feet quickly and efficiently. After some light scrubbing, you’ll immediately feel the difference.

3. Something worthwhile for your smile

white teeth
UNSPLASH Lesly Juarez

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide

What you do:

  • Mix the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a shallow container or bowl
  • Dip your toothbrush in the solution and brush gently for approximately five minutes
  • Rinse and repeat biweekly

How it helps:

Perk up your pearly whites with this quick and easy at home (or abroad) whitening solution. The combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, two commonly known ingredients in store-bought toothpaste, will gradually improve teeth’s whiteness. Hydrogen peroxide doubles as not only a whitening agent, but also as an antiseptic to clean while it whitens. Use on a biweekly basis to avoid being too abrasive on your teeth.

With these three at-home beauty hacks, you’re sure to shine all vacation long.

Do you have other DIY beauty tips and tricks? If so, share with us in the comments below!

Bree Formenti

Bree is in love with Panama. Her travel style is all about keeping things fun, adventurous and she loves trying local foods. She's never without her oversized sunnies and monogrammed carry-all tote - perfect for easy access to her camera.

Jetset Times in your inbox

Sign-up for our newsletter

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy.