Summer is here and school is out, which means one thing; it’s time to head off on a summer vacation! Travel can be exhausting and draining, especially if you’re flying. We’ve all seen photos of celebrities getting off a plan and looking like they are going to step onto the red carpet. How do they do it, you ask? All you need are a few simple tips and some great products! Here are our favorite beauty tips for travelers.
Take off your makeup. Even if you’re flying during the day, it’s better to take off your makeup as soon as you get settled in your seat. We like to use face wipes because they are easy to pack and don’t take away from your liquid allowance. Dr. Organic Tea Tree Wet Wipes 20’s are soft, gentle, and convenient for travel. You can use them to clean your face, or wipe off your hands.
Stay hydrated. Cabin air is famously dry and can dehydrate your skin, hair, and even your eyes. The key is to stay hydrated on the inside and outside. Make sure you drink a lot of water during your flight, and try a hydrating mist to keep your face hydrated. Jane Iredale POMMISST Hydration Spray will infuse your skin with hydrating sea minerals and anti-oxidant rich pomegranate. It also comes in a 50ml bottle, making it perfect for you carry on.
Look after your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very fragile. Combine that with a lack of sleep and unhealthy airplane food, and you could end up with bags and dark circles under your eyes. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel is a cooling and hydrating gel that will instantly de-puff and perk up your eyes.
Lock in moisture. With such a dry environment, the more moisture you can get into your skin, the better. We like to use a serum when we travel, the lightweight texture makes them perfect for piling on the nutrients without feeling too heavy on our skin. Drier skins will love Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum, which contains plumping hyaluronic acid and is proven to increase your skin’s moisture levels by up to 20%. For everyone else, Exuviance Antioxidant Perfect 10 Serum will hydrate your skin and protect against harmful free radicals for smooth, glowing skin.
Pucker Up. We have all ended a long flight with dry, chapped lips. Prevent that from happening by applying a rich lip balm at the start of your flight and reapply at regular intervals. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 provides their famous eight hour moisturization to prevent chapping and soften dry lips. It also contains SPF 15, to keep your lips protected against the sun.