Today I am writing to you from a hotel room in Santa Clara, CA – I had to travel for work, so I will be staying here for a couple of days. I did some traveling last year and was blindsided by the effect of traveling on the skin. I left for a week last year to Austin,TX and was spending a lot of time in the airport and realized the toll it took on my skin when I finally got home! You never think about the air pressure in the planes, or the germs all over the airport – let’s be honest, it might not be snakes, but germs on a plane are just as bad!
Ever since then, I have had a little travel kit, and have put a little traveling guide together for you just in case you need a helpful kit to tackle your travel!
1. Moisturizing Mask
GLAMGLOW Thirsty Mud (Blue tube) – This product is amazing! It puts moisture back in your skin after you get off the plane. I used this as soon as I got to my gate – they recommend slathering it on before your flight and washing it off after the final flight. My skin felt amazing; besides being able to move my face because it wasn’t so dry and tight – this stuff smells great, and you never know who you are going to get stuck with on the flight!
2. Facial Mist
Evian Facial Mist – I use this if the climate in the final destination is a lot drier and harsher than my temps in Virginia. (It is another great way to stay hydrated.) If you are naturally oily, I would still recommend this because it refreshes your skin and wakes you up! Spray this after getting off the plane, leaving the airport, on the beach or before applying makeup. Quick tip: Apply it throughout the day if you are feeling dry or have a lot of exposure to the sun.
3.Makeup remover Face Wipes
These are amazing for my overnight travelers – ensuring that your skin stays clean and free from impurities is the number one priority. I use these before I go on a flight, or after, depending on how early it is. Use this to get rid of dirt, makeup, or if you are feeling oily. It’s never a bad thing to wipe away the stress and grime from the day before.
Estee Lauder Toner (cleansing) – A toner is another great alternative if you can’t wash your face. Since not everyone is walking around with extra face wash, a little toner would be a godsend. Use this with a cotton pad to remove oil, dirt or just moisturize your skin.
5. Depuffing eye cream
Origins ginseng eye cream (orange tube)- This is optional and not necessary, but if you are part of the puffy eye club, you might have to make this part of the traveler’s kit. What many people don’t know is being in the air all that time, with long periods of inactivity you tend to get a little swollen, everywhere. Anything with ginseng, peppermint or some kind of stimulant to really get the blood flowing around the eyes is great.
6. Lip balm
The plane air is just as drying to our lips as it is our face. Make sure to apply before and after flight and use anything that has extra moisture – honey is always a plus.
With these easy to pack products, you will be fully prepared for the effect of travel on your skin – fly safe and stay beautiful.