Long journeys can be a trial for you and your skin. Air conditioning is the worst culprit, whether you’re travelling by car or airplane, plus all the dirt and general tiredness you experience when travelling all builds up. We’ve got a few helpful tips to keep you moisturized, freshened up and making an entrance when you arrive at your destination.
Moisturize & Condition
Taking into account hand luggage restrictions on planes and limited backpack or handbag space when travelling, less is definitely more. There are lots of multi-purpose products out there that can tick off several of your moisturizing needs. Balms are particular good, like Lush Ultrabalm, the classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin protectant, Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm or Badger Lip and Body Balm. Use a great balm to condition your lips and hands, plus any dry patches on your checks and forehead, knees, legs – anywhere really!
This might sound a strange one, but looking good has a lot to do with feeling good. We always recommend packing a toothbrush and toothpaste to freshen your mouth up. You may have slept or you may just have been travelling for a while and eating and drinking. There are plenty of travel toothbrushes out there that you can flip in two to close up or plastic protector caps you can get for toothbrushes, plus you can buy mini toothpastes in most drugstores. If this just isn’t possible, make sure you pack a stick of gum as the next best alternative.
Don’t Forget The Eyes
The other thing that happens when you’re travelling long distances is that your eyes can get a bit puffy. It’s all down to pesky water retention. A good eye cream mini works wonders and keeps the delicate area under your eyes moisturized and an eye mask helps you get your beauty sleep – just make sure you’re not driving the car or flying the plane when you pop your eye mask on.
If you’re going somewhere hot, it’s worth packing a mini sunblock in your hand luggage so you can access it quickly when you reach your destination. It might be that you will spend some time in the sun that you just haven’t anticipated. Better safe than sorry.
Another little piece of luxury when you’re travel is a face spritzer. Wonderfully cooling and refreshing, a quick spray when you wake up or just before you reach your destination gets you feeling like a brand new woman.
Moms are in the know on this one, but other women should definitely be let in on the secret of baby wipes. Perfect to wipe away dirt on your hands, freshen your face, remove your make-up or generally give yourself a little wipe down, baby wipes are heaven sent! They’re also amazing to wipe up splashes of liquid, food, marks or dirt from your clothing. Seriously, if you haven’t discovered what a gem baby wipes are, grab yourself some tomorrow!
Our final beauty tip is predictable, but so beneficial. It’s water, water, water. Traveling dehydrates you and can pay havoc with your skin. Keep yourself hydrated and fresh by making sure you have a bottle of water to hand at all times.