Earlier this week I shared two travel-related posts, 7 Things You Must Do Before International Travel and How To Pack a Suitcase (3 weeks worth of necessities in a small carry-on and personal item!). It’s only appropriate that I end the week with one more travel post!
Flying every other week for work meant a lot of time spent on airplanes. The best thing about traveling so often was the airline miles and hotel points I accumulated for personal use! The bad thing was the toll flying took on my skin. Over time I developed a fool-proof strategy for looking fresh and feeling clean when stepping off that plane!
The cabin air is always dry, because the humidity level is very low. I bring an empty water bottle with me and fill it up once I am cleared through the TSA checkpoint. Drinking lots of water will keep your skin from drying out. Consider choosing an aisle seat. You will be getting up to use the lavatory pretty often. But at least your skin will be happy!
Bring along chapstick for your lips and lotion for everywhere else. If your hands are anything like mine, they need moisturizer after every wash. Especially when you are sitting hours in dry air. For your face, try spritzing yourself with Evian Facial Spray. I use it on long flights and love it. If you find yourself feeling brave on a long flight, you can even do a facial mask. I’ve tried a bunch from The Face Shop and My Beauty Diary and they are so convenient. You just place the thin sheet of moisturizing goodness on your face, lean back, and relax for 20 minutes. Note: People
may will look at you funny.
Think about who might have sat in your seat before you, touched your armrest before you, or used the lavatory before you. Gross, right? My skin is acne-prone, so I never touch my face without making sure my hands are clean. Sanitizer is a must when you are in such close quarters with hundreds of people.
Your skin and body will thank you for following these three easy skincare tips when traveling. Depending on where I’m headed after landing, I might need to apply some light makeup. I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry cheeks). If I followed these three tips, my skin will be a nice, hydrated canvas for my bb cream. Otherwise, my cheeks will be dry and flaky. And nobody wants to see that!
I’m leaving to Hong Kong on Monday! Follow me on Instagram for photos of the trip. I have quite a few posts scheduled for the next few weeks that I’ll be away, so stay tuned!
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