Oily skin , eyes red and oily hair : That paints a fairly accurate picture of what many of us travelers look like when we got off the plane for the holidays. On the return trip, add burns, exhaustion, and blisters. Fortunately , you do not have to look like a hot mess when you reach your destination. Here are some tips and tricks to keep looking fresh and healthy whether you're traveling by car, plane or boat.
Know your Skin
Even before going on holiday, but think for a minute about what beauty traps may lie ahead for your specific trip . Will you face dry cabin air on a long flight overseas? Do you go to a sun and beach destination during long summer days ? You will cross several time zones ?
Joanna Schlip , makeup artist celebrity for Medical Formula , says the most important thing that travelers need to know is your skin. " There is not a fix- it-all for everyone ... you have to know how you will react. " And that means choosing the products you are used to using and working with your body. Dr. Joseph Kvedar , director of Partners Connected Health Center and associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School , says: "What I tell my patients , ie more importantly what feels good on your face and what they are comfortable using , rather than a specific brand. "
Drinking water is an obvious health advice, and is even more important when you take to the skies . Kvedar says people do not think enough about who will face dehydration on airplanes. It's a good idea to drink eight glasses of water a day before your trip , and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
And while you're hydrating from the inside out, do not forget to keep your skin looking bright with moisturizer, which, according Kvedar are major travelers can pack items . " Your face is what everyone sees first," he says. " Even if you have oily skin or acne , moisturizers do not tend to aggravate it , and almost everyone can benefit from them. " Schlip recommends spraying your face with water, if you tend to dry when you travel.
Package products work harder
Unless you are planning to open in nature, may be reluctant to leave behind any of their beauty products . But with airlines now charge for checked baggage ( and in the case of Spirit , the luggage) , the space is smaller . The trick to include everything that you are used to using , according to Schlip , is to choose items that have multiple uses. For example , choose a lip color that is also a blush or eyeshadow, or a cleaning product that also tones and moisturizes . " If you can find a bronzer that can go as an eyeshadow and SPF , perfect , dunk, " says Schlip . Brands like LUSH and Dr. Bronner offer products that can be used in several different ways , from shampoo to shaving cream , making them favorite among travelers .
Let's face it: The chances that your makeup is going to look so cool on arrival as it did when it began its journey are slim. Dry air and close quarters are waiting to wreak havoc on your skin , not to mention mascara stains tend to happen if you fall asleep. Instead , wait until you reach your destination before applying makeup. At best, Irene and Mary Hatziantoniou Ditto , beauticians and owners of North Coast Aesthetic Center , recommend using a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation , or colored lip balm instead of lipstick, if you want a little color.
Powder your Nose, literally
If going au naturel is not your thing, try to choose the powder products. Not only support 311 , so it can take as much as you like in your hand luggage , but are also practical in other ways. "Powder not only gives coverage gives SPF protection and can absorb excess fat , " says Schlip . Be sure to choose a product that is buildable , as a powder compact so you can re-apply. Before leaving the terminal , you can make a quick stop in the bathroom to touch up powder foundation , bronzer and blush .
Get your Beauty Sleep
It is no secret that is rested is reflected in the way you look. "Sleep is critical to their appearance ," according Kvedar "and there is no better way to ruin your dream of crossing time zones . " When you are trying to adjust to a new place , avoid caffeine after 2 : 00 pm local time and give excessive alcohol consumption . Combined with good hydration , staying rested also help prevent jetlag. Also, if you wear contact lenses , consider wearing their lenses during the trip so you can take a quick nap without irritating the eyes or run the risk of eye infection.
Do not be fooled by the TSA
If you are bringing a toiletry bag on the plane, make sure you know what is allowed and what is not. Things you should pack in your checked bag include liquids in amounts of 3.4 ounces or more , such as gel deodorant , toothpaste , perfume, and liquid makeup . Saline, Vaseline , and eye drops are excluded from the rule, because they are used for medical conditions and can be packed in bulk in your hand luggage . Although not necessary to include the items in your bag of fourth , you have to declare them . You can also feel free to pack lipsticks, disposable razors , cuticle cutters , eyelash curlers , nail clippers , tweezers and small scissors amenities (less than four inches) in your hand luggage , as all are allowed by the TSA.
Wash your Hands
Wash hands with soap and water, especially before applying makeup. This will not only help you avoid getting sick on vacation, but also will keep your skin fresh and breakout free . And while this advice may seem basic , it can often be a challenge to find a reasonably clean with soap sink in places like buses , subways, and germy tourist attractions . For those times , make sure you have a small bottle of hand sanitizer available .
Use sunscreen even on the plane
If you go to a hot tropical destination , chances are you're already packing your sunscreen , and with good reason. " The closer we get to Ecuador , stronger than the sun is shorter and the amount of time you can stay out [ without ] Sun damage serious consequences ," says Kvedar . However, UV exposure may be happening while you're 30,000 feet above the ground . Kvedar notes that the windows do not block all UV rays , so that " if you are in a window seat on a long flight , and there is plenty of sunlight, they could get a lot of exposure to UVA . higher you go , the more intense it is. "
In order to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, Schlip recommend products with SPF already included. " Sunscreen is difficult to apply again, and most people , when they have done their makeup , do not think you have to reapply in the middle of the day. Feels like it is going to take the makeup off . " But new technologies have allowed powder SPF , of the mass market lines to department store products . "It's amazing because it's so easy to re-apply a bronzer or powder ," she says .
Pack a repair bag in your hand luggage
"Having a bag of retouching is the key," says Schlip . By compressing a small bag of 3-1-1 compatible can take as soon as you arrive at your destination, you can leave town without missing a beat . Ditto Hatziantoniou and recommend include red eye drops . Schlip recommends combat oily skin blotters , and to apply powder when you reach your destination.
A little shimmer powder on the cheekbones can brighten the complexion , and if your hair looks a bit greasy , touch on some translucent powder or dry shampoo to absorb the oil. Other solutions are quick to include mini nail files broken or moleskin for shoes that squeeze and rub their feet to prevent blisters .
What are your foolproof ways to stay beautiful and healthy on vacation? Share your tips with other readers below!