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As we’re in peak summer holiday season, we’re looking at how to look after skin while travelling. Travelling means leaving without our army of day to day skin care products to hand. Is this such a bad thing. We often look at holidays as a skin detox, minimal makeup, pared down routines, a break from the norm.
We will normally bring along Dr. Hauschka Face Care Kit, lip balm, mascara and lipstick for the evenings. It’s all about less is more on holidays!
WebMD has some pretty nifty travelling skincare tips too…
Apply intense moisturiser the night before you are going to fly. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you’re exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure, says Risi-Leanne Baranza, editor in chief of Palacinka.com, a beauty and spa industry publication.
Forgo the Foundation
Skip foundation on the day of your trip, and instead wear only moisturizer. Before you land, add a tinted moisturizer for a fresh, healthy look, says Baranza. If you just can’t leave the house without some foundation, celebrity makeup artist A.J. Crimson says be sure to put on a primer first — a silicone-based liquid or cream that puts a layer of protection between skin and makeup. It will help foundation and blush last longer and help keep your skin from becoming dehydrated.
Mist With Mineral Water
To refresh makeup while traveling, never glob on more foundation or blush. Instead, use a mister of mineral water and add a dab of moisturizer, says Los Angeles makeup artist Beth Binder.
Blot Out Oily Skin
To keep oily skin from getting out of control while traveling, bring blotting papers or rice papers and dab the « T » zone as often as necessary, says Crimson. « You’ll dab up the shine and excess oil without stripping out the moisture, so you’ll arrive looking fresher, » he says.
Add Some Shimmer
Does traveling leave you feeling a bit green in the gills? Perk up a tired or sallow complexion with a soft shimmer powder or cream, says Joyce Carboni, founder and director of Skinsational Skin and Body Spa in San Diego. Stroke it lightly on the tops of cheeks, bridge of the nose, and lips for an instant pick-me-up no matter how tired (or queasy) you feel. Or use a combination of cream blush and lip balm to add color and moisture without dehydrating skin.
Skip Long-Lasting Lipsticks
To give lips color that will last through your trip, skip the long-lasting lipsticks — they’ll only dehydrate and parch your mouth. Instead, Crimson says, color your lips with several coats of a lip stain, let dry, then top with a clear gloss. Reapply the gloss throughout the trip and your lips will look « just-made-up » fresh.
Apply Lip Treatment Liberally
You can further protect your kisser by packing a lip treatment in your carry-on bag and using it liberally while traveling, says Silverjet Airlines flight attendant Danielle Easton. Her one flying « must have »: « A medicated lip balm, because it won’t rub your lipstick off and it keeps lips hydrated while flying, » she says. It also works on bus and train rides, she says, when high heat or air conditioning can also cause lips to feel dehydrated.
Chill Out Puffy Eyes
To reduce under-eye puffiness after a long trip, Pam Inman, American Hotel Lodging Association vice president and chief operating officer, says to put crushed ice in a washcloth and apply it under the eyes. « It’s an automatic wake-up call that makes you look and feel immediately fresher. »