Sending happy weekend vibes to you all! I just got back from a day of shopping and I’m super excited for my new wardrobe. I may have bought more shoes than I need, butttttt it was #treatyourselfday. Well, at least for me it was… insert smirk face emoji.
Shopping adventures aside, this week I’ve been thinking a lot about travel and skincare and so I wanted to share with you all some tips on how to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh whilst in the air. After years of travelling, I’ve certainly had times where I’ve landed in a new destination, hoping to look like I’ve just spent a week on a tropical island, but instead, arrive looking dehydrated, blotchy and fatigued. After trial and error, I can now say with confidence that those days are well and truly behind me. So here are some tips from me to you, on how to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh whilst in the air.
Place Your Hair In A Braid Or Plait
This helps to prevent oil and dirt getting on your skin and causing breakouts. As a bonus, when you land you’ll have some natural waves to set you on your way.
Apply A Hair Treatment The Night Before A Long Flight
With your hair braided back, it will keep the treatment locked in for longer and you’ll land looking like you didn’t just spend the last 6-12 hours on an aeroplane squished between two strangers, with matted dull looking hair.
Don’t Wear Makeup
So this tip comes from a good friend of mine, as I don’t wear makeup in my day to day life (besides the occasional lip colour). Dry air from the plane, and clogged pores from foundation and eye makeup, just don’t mix. They encourage breakouts and the wrong kinds of makeup can often dry your skin out even more. So, embrace your natural beauty for a few hours, because you can always get glammed up when you land.
Use Face Wipes
Every few hours and before landing, I like to use cucumber wipes to give my face a good cleanse. Try and avoid using the bathroom water to wash your face because a flight attendant once told me the water is actually quite dirty!
Paw Paw Ointment
My favourite Australian product by far. I like to apply a little to my lips, keeping them moisturised from the dry environment of the plane, thus reducing the chances of cracking.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Even if it means frequent trips to the bathroom. If you stay hydrated your skin will thank you for it later.
Pack Healthy Snacks
Packing your own fruit and nut mix or opting for a bag of carrot sticks is a much better option than a packet of chips. Oily food can lead to breakouts and nobody wants that. I like to pack my own tea bags too, as a cup of hot water is usually always free, and a peppermint tea mid flight always makes me feel good.
Get Some Rest & Keep The Blood Flowing
Sleeping on flights is something I struggle with, as I’m sure most travellers do. The tiny spaces in economy make it extremely difficult, so if you’re like me, make sure to get yourself a comfortable neck pillow. Even if you sleep in increments of fifteen minutes, it’s better than nothing.
On the flip side, just as equally important as getting your rest, make sure you move around often enough to keep your blood flowing. When I’m not asleep, I like to get up every thirty minutes, which is completely doable with all the water I drink.
Cucumber Eye Pads
Simple and effective. They’re great for avoiding puffy eyes.
Moisturise Just Before Landing
After using my facial wipes, I like to apply a little moisturiser to give my face some extra hydration.