Girls who travel often, be it by car to the other part of the country for business or flying to another part of the world on vacation, know full well how difficult it is to stay fresh and well-rested. As fun and exciting as it can be, traveling is also stressful and takes a heavy toll on our skin, hair, and metabolism. If you’re hoping to stay beautiful even after you’ve travelled half of the world, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve prepared a few useful tricks to help you look flawless while traveling.
Always wear sunscreen
Even brief sun exposure is enough to damage your skin if you’re not careful, especially if you’re traveling to the Middle East of the Land Down Under. You can choose some of the lighter sun lotions that don’t leave white streaks or leave your skin greasy. On the other hand, you can always choose to wear a primer that has SPF instead of traditional sun lotion. Not only will you not experience a sunburn, but you will protect your skin from cancer too.
Use long layovers to your advantage
If you have connected flights and long layovers, you might feel like it’s the end of the world, but it isn’t exactly so. There are some airports that have small spas and beauty salons you can visit while waiting for your next flight, or you might take a chance and visit the city to explore the options you have there. Being one of the busiest cities in the world and famous for its many different beauty treatments, you can visit a nail salon in Hong Kong and get a great pedicure while you’re there. You could also get a wonderful facial in Seoul or try a Moroccan bath in Dubai.
Keep different masks at hand
While you might not have a chance to do a full facial as you would at home or in a spa, keeping several different masks in your carry on will make your travels easier and keep your skin beautiful. Keep three different ones at hand: exfoliating and purifying to help you remove the dirt and dead skin cells after your trip, and a nourishing one that will provide you with nutrients and vitamins you lose due to stress and dry air in the plane. If you’ve had a very long flight, try a honey and jasmine mask or a rosewater one that will help restore your skin’s elasticity and deeply nourish it even if it’s very dry and dehydrated skin.
Some people try to refrain from eating and drinking too much when they’re traveling for many reasons: they don’t like the food available on airports and bus stations and don’t like using bathrooms there. While this is understandable, you should also remember that drinking water is important for your entire body. Dehydration leads to breakouts, headaches, cramps, and crankiness. After a long flight, not just your skin, but your eyes will dry out too. Drink a liter of water every four hours, apply a moisturizing mask to our face, and use hand cream too.
Tricks to always smell good
You probably already know that you won’t have time for long, refreshing showers until you reach your destination, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t smell good until you get there. Keep a pack of wet wipes in your bag and use them to clean your hands and face if you can’t get to a bathroom. Keeping a pair of socks in your bag is also a good idea, and a can of dry shampoo will make your hair not just look, but smell great too. Dry shampoo will soak up the grease from your scalp, give your hair more volume, and leaves it smelling fresh.
Even though looking good is probably very high on your priority list when you travel, it’s important to remember that staying safe and being comfortable are the two things which should be of equal importance. Don’t “torture” yourself with clothes and products just because you think they might help you, and stick to the ones you know are good for you, and you will reach your destination looking fresh, instead of drained out.