It’s natural to want to look good on our travels, but the majority of us have to rejig our usual beauty routine for our week in the sun.

After all, it’s not practical to dedicate a large chunk of suitcase space to your ten-step skincare regime! However, there are a few basic holiday essentials that you shouldn’t go without.

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter

Keeping skin hydrated is very important in drying sun and sea, not to mention the fact you may be shaving more often if you want to lounge in a swimsuit all day. Soap and Glory’s award-winning body butter is velvety smooth thanks to its killer combination of shea butter and aloe vera. It also smells amazing, having been scented with the brand’s Original Pink fragrance which blends bergamot, amber and musk for the ultimate holiday odour.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer Travel Size Mini

Hopefully, you’ll be picking up an all-natural sunkissed glow while basking in the heat, but this is the perfect way to emphasise a tan or, alternately, fake one. This Benefit offering has garnered quite the reputation, and the adorable miniature is perfect for popping in your hand luggage. Just use a small amount of product to contour the cheekbones, temples, jawline and nose, or if you have darker skin, apply all over for a deeper colour.

Incognito Natural Room Refresher

If you’re prone to mosquito bites, invest in one of these bad boys. Simply remove the lid of this compact container to repel insects for the duration of your stay without any need for batteries or plug sockets. The non-synthetic vegan formula smells fresh and natural too.

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20

While we’re confident you won’t be skimping on the sunblock in hot climates, many of us are guilty of neglecting the sensitive skin on our lips when it comes to sun protection. Available in six different shades, this balm has a sheer tinted application to give your pout a rosy complexion, while SPF20 protects from UV damage. Neutrogena reps also claim that this product will improve the natural colour and texture of the lips after just one week of use.

Captain Blankenship Organic Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

Where better than the seaside to rock cool beachy waves? Infused with grains of sea salt from the Pacific Ocean, expect tousled texture paired with smooth glossy strands thanks to the addition of moisturising aloe vera and rose geranium essential oil.

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