While travel can be exciting, your skin and hair may not always enjoy the adventure.
Dry skin on flights and frizzy hair at a humid locale can throw off your plans and photos. Use these tips to look and feel your best away from home.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Schedule services for hassle free beauty. Many of us spend the first few days of a trip winding down from our busy, daily life. On your last full day at home, schedule a massage so you can ease right into the relaxation of vacation. Treat yourself to a lasting Shellac manicure and pedicure to avoid chips and cracks during your trip. For longer trips, select a nude or neutral polish color so if chips and cracks do show up, they are less noticeable. Use self tanner to enhance your complexion for a sun kissed glow. Schedule waxing services to arrive with smooth, hair-free skin and avoid shaving
Service Recommendations: Personalized Massage, Shellac manicure and Pedicure, Waxing
Product Recommendations: St. Tropez Self Tanner
PACK YOUR BAGS
Downsize your beauty items. Check the weather before you leave and select your beauty products accordingly. If you’re traveling somewhere humid, pick anti-frizz hair products that won’t weigh down your hair. If you’re jumping on a long flight or headed to a desert locale, stock up on moisturizer. To save room and save time, select double-duty products and tools that serve more than one purpose. Use your plat iron to straighten and curl your hair. Simplify your makeup routine with a combo cheek and lip stain. A mineral powder can also work as foundation, concealer, powder, and SPF, all in one.
Product Recommendations: Jane Iredal Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, Jane Iredale PUREPRESSED Base Mineral Foundation and Sam Villa Flat Iron.
ON THE ROAD (OR IN-FLIGHT)
Water is essential. Most beauty-related travel complaints are due to dehydration. Keep your skin happy by drinking lots of water on your flight or in the car. Also bring a lip balm and lightweight moisturizer that you can layer when you skin needs some hydration.
Product Recommendations: Coola SPF Liplux all-in-one lip treatment, SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer
FUN IN THE SUN
SPF is the most important to pack. While flying in high altitudes, you’re closer to the sun’s harmful rays, especially if you’re in the window seat. In fact, pilots consider a higher risk of skin cancer as an occupational hazard (now airlines use sunshields in the cockpit to protect pilots from sun exposure). Make sure to use a sunscreen if your foundation does not contain sunscreen. Try SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30, which also can double as a daily moisturizer. It’s oil-free, gentle enough for sensitive skin and won’t make your face greasy or break-out. Even if your destination is cloudy, sunscreen is still essential every day.
Product Recommendations: SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30
Originally from PRO Pulse July-August 2015
By Andrea Blair Cirignano