Your bags are packed, your Netflix is downloaded but there may be some essential items your traveling skin is missing for the upcoming trip. The friendly skies may not, after all, be so friendly to our skin. Leaving the comforts of your home can be stressful, but your skin doesn’t need to show it. Here are some skin care tips from Nina so you show up looking and feeling refreshed and ready to hit the ground running.
Don’t skip the basics
You arrive tired and just don’t want to remove your makeup but don’t make that mistake. Removing your makeup will help you avoid appearing tired the following day. Even when traveling slacking on removing your makeup is not an option. Bring makeup wipes or even better Micelar water, both a simple essential that will keep you on track.
Even the best hotels may use chemicals or starches on the pillowcases that can be hard or abrasive on your skin during your sleep time. The wrong pillowcase can interfere with you not looking your best the next day. Always pack a pillowcase, it’s easy to bring because it’s small and easily fit’s in your suitcase. This simple tip will help you avoid any sensitivities and leave your skin rejuvenated instead of tired. (Amazon-pillowcase/skincare)
Hydration is Key
Pass the water and hold the alcohol & caffeine. Avoid salty foods while in the air. All of these cause dehydration and puffiness, even more so in places that cause low circulation like airplanes. Flying dries out your skin so it is necessary to hydrate inside and out. Start drinking lots of water the week before you fly, during flight and after landing. Try the Selfie Mask (ask Nina) a gentle clay mask before you fly to prepare your pores from the flight damage.
Routine to arrive like a Star
Pick up those travel refillable bottles and create a routine to arrive looking fresh. A spritz bottle with facial mist, like rose or cucumber water to spray before during and after the flight will plump your skin while reviving you overall aura. Customize your mist be adding an essential oil for calming such as lavender or to help you be alert just a drop or two of peppermint.
For a fresh face right off the plane use a generous spritz of facial mist, followed by an avocado or rosehip oil with your fingertips while your skin is still damp for superior penetration.
Traveling Skin Care Basics - Ask Nina
DermaTruth Cleanser, Cucumber Facial Mist, Oil, Viktoria Deann travel kit
Image Lip Moisturizer, Moisturizer, Dermalogica body moisturizer
DermaTruth Vitamin C, Micelar water/Make up Wipes, Tizo Sunscreen, Pillowcase, Hydrating Mask
Traveling is not the time to neglect your skin. In face giving it an extra boost of care is ideal for plump, vibrant skin while on the go. Plus it’s less catch up you will have to do when you get home. Safe travels!
credit: Naja Rickette, Skin Essentials for Flying, Skin Inc.