The holiday season usually requires some traveling, and long distance journeys, or even those dreadful delays at the airport, can be very problematic if you don’t have access to your daily beauty products. Before you panic about your post-travel appearance, take a peek at some of our survival tips for a long day on the road.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
You’ve heard it a thousand times before, but staying hydrated is essential not only for your health, but also for your skin. Dehydration can cause bouts of acne, premature lining on your face, and bloodshot eyes. To avoid plane pimples, skip the alcohol on the flight, drink water even when you’re not thirsty (by then, you’re already dehydrated!) and avoid the double espresso lattes at the airport. Lather up with a thick moisturizer, like Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream, before and after the flight, and keep a small bottle of eye-drops in your purse.
Shampoo Your Hair
No, we don’t mean rinse your hair in the airplane bathroom sink, we’re talking about dry shampoo. One of our favorites is Rene Furterer’s Naturia Dry Shampoo, because, not only does it leave your hair looking and feeling fresh, it adds some volume to your ‘do after a long day’s travel has flattened it out. The alternative is to travel with your hair up in a tight bun, which will help keep some of the airport grime away from your ponytail.
Spruce Up Your Makeup
One of our favorite travel beauty items is bronzer, it’s a great way to add color back into your face after a long journey, and can also double as an eyeshadow. Just bring along a travel-sized shadow brush (try Clinique’s Brush Experts travel brush set) and press the bronzer onto your lids for a nice glow.
Brush Your Teeth
Let’s be honest, when it comes to traveling, our diets tend to fly out the window. Whether it’s sour cream and onion chips, or ambiguous plane food, breath can get bad pretty quickly when traveling. To keep things minty fresh, try Colgate’s Wisp Portable Mini-Toothburshes; you won’t need water for these disposable brushes, and your teeth will be squeaky clean just in time for your relatives to smother you with hugs.
For more travel tips, check out our 10 Tips for Breezy Travel from High-Flying Experts and Beauty Travel Must-Haves.