Beauty Bug reader Julia writes…
Hi, I have a completely random question: I’m being forced to go on a 3-day camping trip. No showers, no nothing. What beauty tips/tricks do you have for staying fresh? (I also have brow-skimming bangs, which tend to get a little oily. I’ve heard of powder that helps absorb hair oil . . . where do I get that, if you know?)
Well Julia first off, The Beauty Bug sends her condolences – She does not envy you. Everything The Beauty Bug knows about camping She learned from one of her favorite movies, Troop Beverly Hills. “We’re the girls from Beverly Hills (one, two three, four), shopping was our greatest skill (five, six, seven, eight)…” She’s never been camping, and She never plans on going camping – but that doesn’t mean that she can’t help.
The powder that you were referring to is Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, though it is quite pricey for just a 3-day camping trip. Another product that you may be interested in for a quick freshen-up is Klorane’s Spray Shampoo. It’s meant for people in a hurry or on the go (and campers) and absorbs dirt and excess hair product. Oscar Blondi also makes a similar product, which the girls over a Delush highly recommend.
For your face you may consider Kose Sekkisei Powder Wash. It’s a quick-foaming powder that contains Chinese herb extracts. Less expensive sample sizes are available, but The Beauty Bug just recommends that you visit Bath and Body works for a sample. Another solution, some of handiest things ever, are blotting papers. Several companies make them, including Boscia, Philosophy, and Clean and Clear, and they are the a must-have all year round.
Julia, if you try any of the aforementioned products, do let The Beauty Bug know how they were.