Warmer weather is heating up — it’s time to travel! But with all the airline security regulations, it can be daunting to travel looking top-knotch! TSA allows up to 3.4 ounces of liquids on board if you place them in one, 1-quart clear plastic bag. There’s no limit to how many 3.4-ounce containers you can bring as long as they all fit in only one, 1-quart bag that can close with the products inside. Every other liquid must go in your checked baggage. It’s true — flying can be a massive stressor; but with a game plan and some simple beauty traveling tips, you can arrive looking like a regular jetsetter.
1. Exfoliate Prior to Departure
Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go — take an extra five minutes to prep your skin for traveling by exfoliating. My absolute favorite is Exfolikate by Kate Somersville — it smooths away years in as little as two minutes. When you remove dead, dry cells, your skin is better able to absorb your moisturizer, maximizing its benefits — something you’ll definitely want before spending time in an air pressurized cabin.
2. Light Makeup
Yes, it may be tempting to put on your full-face when jetting away to someplace fun; but just don’t do it. Flying is hard on your skin so think light by replacing foundation for a moisturizing BB or CC cream that has a tint to even-out your skin. Peter Thomas Roth or Dr. Jart’s are my top two recommendations. They’re both great for hydrating the skin while making you look fresh, rested, and almost flawless.
The thin air of a pressurized cabin can lead to dehydration, dry skin, and flyaway hair. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Your bright eyes, moisturized skin, and soft lips will thank you!
4. Hair Help
You know the drill — head rubbing against the pleather headrest for hours on end, results in limp static-cling hair. Not cute. I’d recommend this Refreshing Spray by Oribe that help eliminates frizz, flyways, and static. If your hair tends to have the opposite effect (greasy and dull), try dry shampoo by browpro to absorb oil and add extra body!
5. Beauty Arsenal
Lastly, if there are a few products you should always pack in your carry-on for back-up, these would be my suggestions:
- Concealer Stick — Let’s be real; dark circles are almost inevitable, especially if you got stuck sitting in the middle seat.
- Eye Cream — Perfect for ticking away the time, dot under eyes during and/or after the flight to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
- Rinse-Free Face Mask — For those of us who want extra pampering, this clear gel mask doesn’t need rinsing and is insanely hydrating for supple skin in 3 minutes flat!
- Makeup Remover Wipes — If you’re taking a long flight, you’ll want to wash your face at some point in flight; and the added vitamin C helps tone and brighten skin. (Tip: These towelettes must be placed in your one-quart bag of liquids.)