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Exploring Humidity and Makeup Solutions for the South Pacific Traveler


There is no way to avoid the humidity in the tropics. The best way is to be prepared for it. Pack medicated powder for a rash caused by sensitive skin. Hair will be the biggest complaint. Straight hair will droop, and curly hair will swell and bush, taking on a life of its own. The best way to handle hair in the tropics is to get a short cut before the trip. If you want to keep your hair long, just determine to keep it in a ponytail or bun during your time here. Don’t waste time trying to come up with other solutions. You are here to enjoy yourself, not struggle with hairstyles.

No or water-based makeup works best in the tropics. Your skin’s oil glands will be working overboard while here, so help it with lighter or no make-up. Though I was never a strong makeup wearer, I’ve lightened my routine even further since moving here. A little water-based foundation on work days and lip stain, and out the door I go. There is no since wearing eye or cheek makeup that is simply going to ruin before the morning the over. Save those extra touches for special times when you’ll be in air-controlled environments.

 Cite for September Posts: Stanley, D., South Pacific Handbook.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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