23 July 2016

In-Flight Pamper Essentials


I always watch those YouTube video's before I go on holiday where people share what they do during a flight to keep they're skin hydrated. Well, I'm not like that! I don't particularly feel comfortable wacking a face peel on or exfoliating in the bathroom. But, I do understand why you need to look after your skin on a plane. Especially on long haul flights where it's exposed to dry air for such extended amounts of time. So I've created a skincare routine for the more practical jet setter...


Facial Wipes

I recommend: YES to Coconut // Hydrate & Repair (They have a 10 wipes travel pack too)

Face wipes are bad on every occasion but when you're on a plane. With a limit to how much liquid you can take with you in your hand luggage, more effective makeup remover and cleansers aren't ideal. Plus chances are, you went fairly bare-faced to the airport anyway so face wipes are a great way of removing any gunk that built up from your house to the plane.

Toner

I recommend: Liz Earle // Instant Boost Skin Tonic

I wouldn't think of taking a toner on a flight usually. Decanting into smaller bottle's can be a faff and the you need the additional cotton pads to apply ut with. It's just not practical. However, this Liz Earle one is so handy. It's only 30ml so well under the 100ml limit. What's even better is it has a spritzer pump, so no need for cotton pads, just spray it on the face. How refreshing.

Eye Cream

I recommend: Kiehl's // Creamy Avocado Eye Cream

If it was a life or death situation and I could only pick one step in this routine and ditch the others, this would be the one I kept. Whilst the dry air on planes is damaging to the entire face, damage to the eye area is more noticeable and much harder to repair. This Kiehl's one is so creamy and luxurious, it takes a while to sink in but on a flight, you have that time.

Moisturiser

I recommend: Lush // Celestial

Whether you have dry skin or not, you can pretty much guarantee that when you disembark your 14-hour flight, you're skin is going to look somewhat similar to the Sahara dessert! Parched, tired and lifeless. Moisturiser in the case is a must, it will rehydrate the skin and . This one by lush is really creamy and rich. It does sit on the skin a little but you can feel it working it's magic, sinking in slowly and taking it's time to rejuvenate and rehydrate your skin!

Lip Balm

I recommend: Vaseline // Cocoa Butter

This was a step I forgot when I went to Thailand and one I regretted in the end. My face felt amazing but my lips were so chapped it was like I'd been in Antartica for a week. I'm one of those people that lick their lips on habit, nothing seductive I promise, I don't even realise I'm doing it until my lips sting. So I carry around a pocket-sized Vaseline tub on the daily so throwing it in my hand luggage for Bali was a must!

What's great about these 5 steps is that you can take them straight from your 'at home' skincare routine. Whilst I said decanting is a bit of a faff, it's cheaper than buying your favourites in travel minis! It's so simple, and what's better is it makes me feel totally on it! Skincare Queen.

Let me know in the comments what you do to refresh you skin on a long (or short) flight!

Love always,
Melissa

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  1. Facial wipes and a good moisturiser are the only two products I usually take with me while on flight.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah see I need a little more than that, I absolutely wouldn't get on a long plane journey without and eye cream! But I could probably get by with facial wipes, moisturiser and an eye cream!

      -M

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  2. Facial wipes and a good moisturiser are the only two products I usually take with me while on flight.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  3. Yesss finally a more practical in flight routine. I don't know how some people put on masks and everything on a flight. Off topic a bit but I love the look of that notebook (o.O)
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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    1. Tell me about it, I'm just not one of those people. Glad you love my routine! The notebook is from Homesense, isn't it pretty. I'm a sucker for a notebook with a cute slogan on it, even though I'll never use it!

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  4. I used to go with nothing.. None of the above! Which was terrible for my skin. Now I won't leave without a good lip balm and moisturizer. The face wipes are definitely coming with me on my next adventure though!

    xx Victoria
    www.strungingold.com

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