How to Arrive in Style
When traveling, we often forgo our normal skin care routine. But in reality, your skin needs more attention when you’re on the go. Here are some tips to counteract the negative side-effects of traveling.
The air in the cabins of planes has very low humidity, making it all too easy to get dehydrated. To avoid this, do the obvious and drink lots of water – stay hydrated! As temping as it may be, stay away from sports drinks that have a lot of sugar, as well as alcoholic beverages, because these drinks will only dehydrate more.
Cabin air dries out your skin and can make it itchy and flaky. Often when people come off a long flight, their skin lacks color and they look sleepy and pale. To avoid this unpleasant look, pack a facial serum. Consider using a natural one like jojoba oil, vitamin E, or my personal favorite—Squalane Facial Oil. Keeping your face moisturized will eliminate puffiness and add luster to your skin so you don’t look like a zombie when coming off the plane.
There are certain snacks that are better than others when flying. Avoid foods that produce intestinal gases (for obvious reasons) and instead eat lighter food that will keep you hydrated and comfortable. Stay away from carbohydrates because nothing is more uncomfortable than feeling bloated in a tight space for a long time. Good snacks to pack are grapes, carrots, yogurt, or trail mix. If flights make you a bit anxious, bring along some herbal tea. For example, chamomile reduces stress and will help you relax
For a particularly long flight, where perhaps you took a nap and are a bit groggy, go to the restroom once you land and splash your face with cold water. Give your cheeks a mini massage to increase circulation. This will wake you up, and your skin will look lively.
As you can see, traveling isn’t our skin’s best friend. Remember to give your skin the attention it deserves and you will be looking gorgeous wherever your travels take you!