HOW TO: Beauty Tips for Surviving Long Haul Flights
For every boss babe that is on-the-go.
Your skin will thank you.
Summer is here and you know what that means - vacation time! For me, this year it is all about vacations, business and weddings a.k.a living in the sky. I am so excited, but at the same time I have to keep in mind some of these flights will be some long ones and that’s not always fun. Between trying to make my endless growing closet fit into my luggage, squeezing my favorite beauty products in and getting travel plans ready, surviving a long haul flight can be daunting.
So, how do I make it fun for me? I make sure I am extra prepared with all my needs. Here are my tips for surviving long haul flights. It can be tough getting things ready to pack, but hey, I believe in you girl. And that’s what I’m here for!
I’m not a huge list kind of person, but when it comes to flying, I am for sure going to forget something. This is where lists are a must-have for me. I usually keep a list in my phone - if I think of something to bring I can quickly put it in my phone. It’s a great way to keep my packing light and help me know exactly to what I need. And you can always save it for future flights. See, first step to being extra prepared. ;)
Dry lips are not fun, and if you know that feeling of flight dry lips, you know my pain. Keep your lips hydrated with a lip balm or lip oil. I suggest one you won’t have to use your finger in, because think about it-you’ve been at the airport where millions of hand have touched. Do not touch your face - I repeat, do not touch your face!
Sitting for a long time can become stressful not only for your body, but for your face as well. Jade rollers have become my travel buddies recently and I found it on Amazon! Anytime I feel my face tense I use my jade roller to help with keeping the blood flowing. It’s cool feeling helps me relax and fall asleep easier.
I cannot leave my house without a handful of snacks because I will get hangry and no one wants to deal with a hangry girl. My favorite snacks to pack are granola bars, almonds, trail mix and dry fruit. They won’t get messy in your bag and are easy to carry around. Plus, they keep me super satisfied and energized!
Hydration is key
Drinking lots of water is so important, but it's especially important when getting ready for a flight. I’ve gotten into the habit of always bringing my water bottle into my carry on. You don’t want to spend money on an overpriced water at the airport, so invest in an nice reusable one. Plus you’ll be helping reducing the use of plastic bottles. Yay!
When I’m on long flights I don’t want to have to worry about my shoes hurting, jewelry getting in the way or my belt bugging my waist. So, an easy go to outfit of mine is an all black look with leggings, oversized t-shirt and some cute slide on shoes. And don’t forget something warm like a sweater, jacket or scarf depending where you’re flying to. Looking cute but comfy is not as hard as most people think it is. Another option is athleisure wear. You’ll look put together and comfortable!
Powerpacks are life
You do not want to be that person living near the power outlet. Trust me, I learned my lesson. Yes, there are charging stations at various airports, but those are for emergencies. To be extra prepared, a great investment is a powerpack. I love not having to stress over charging my electronics and being able to have freedom to sit anywhere without worrying about there being a plug next to me.
Freshen up with a face mist
Flight attendants swear by this neat trick. Long flights can be draining on your skin, leaving it with little moisture as you reach your destination. However, pick your favorite face mist (rose water is amazing for this) and pour a small amount into a small sprayer bottle. Spritzing your face with a face mist seals in moisture and gives your skin a quick pick-me up before landing.
Give your hair a little oomph!
Let’s not forget about hair care. The final step to looking fab right after a long flight is to work a bit of dry shampoo into your roots for the ultimate hair refresh. Use your fingers to work it in and get the right amount of volume you need to step out in style. *cue hair flip*
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