I’m not a big fan of flying, but like most people I grin and bear it so I can sightsee and experience different cultures around the world. Though at times it’s been known to cause me some anxiety, once I’m up in the air it is nice to relax, read a book or watch a movie and know that in a relatively short amount of time I’ll be in a completely different environment. Of course upon arrival, I usually want to drop my bags and head out immediately to start my vacay, but I can’t always count on arriving looking my refreshed best.
These tips and portable product picks can make a huge difference in how you look when you arrive.
- Humidity is extremely low during air travel and will leave your skin dull and dehydrated if you’re not proactive. Upon boarding, cleanse your face with a facial wipe and apply moisturizer and lip balm to damp skin and lips. Reapply hourly or more often if needed.
- I always crave sodium rich tomato juice when I’m flying — I never drink it otherwise — but, if you want to avoid puffiness steer clear of all salty drinks and food and sip H20 your entire flight. Drinking more water than usual instead of dehydrating alcohol, caffeine or sodium rich drinks will help keep you hydrated and prevent swelling.
- Before arriving at your destination, use a facial wipe to cleanse your entire face again. Then, add tinted moisturizer, mascara, cream blush and tinted lip balm or lip gloss for a fresh-faced and ready-to-go-anywhere, lovely look.
Milk Makeup Micellar Water Makeup Remover Wipes ($14) gently and easily sweeps any impurities and makeup using non-ionic micellar water. Each cloth from this eco-conscious brand is also infused with chamomile, green tea, coconut, cucumber, papaya, and aloe vera extracts to calm and fortify your complexion. Contains 20 biodegradable wipes.
rms beauty Beauty Oil ($78) is formulated with Buriti Oil which contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids to boost your skin’s lipid content and help repair its barrier function, Tamanu Oil to soothe and control redness, and hydrating Rosehip Seed Oil. Simples massage up to four drops into clean, damp skin and reap the benefits of enhanced hydration and radiance.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve ($6) is a cult favorite for a reason, it soothes and protects dry or irritated lips and skin in the most pleasing way possible. It’s made up of surgical grade pure white petrolatum, a secret blend of essential oils, botanicals and cotton seed oil for a soothing, nurturing, protective experience. Try it once and you’ll be hooked for life.
Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42) does it all. This lightweight tinted moisturizer provides coverage, radiance, antioxidant and sun protection and even blurs fine lines and wrinkles. It also refines skin texture and boosts firmness and hydration. If desired, layer for additional coverage.
Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color ($68) was inspired by remote private islands where summer lasts all year long. Pearlescent shades instantly add luster and radiance as they brighten your complexion.
*NOTE: All products were sampled in store. Opinions are my own.