Beauty Routine: Travel Edition

 
Photo: @drbarbarasturm

Photo: @drbarbarasturm

If you are the type of person who packs well in advance for a trip (and in a very systematic fashion), I give you all the credit in the world. If you are like me and decide to open your empty suitcase three hours before their plane is scheduled to take off, well then, your not alone. Which is why it's not exactly surprising that until a few years ago, my travel skincare routine tended to be lacking at best. I kept all my beauty products in my luggage but never gave it a second thought when it came to the long-haul flight ahead. Bringing my own food on the flight was about as “healthy” as I was going to get and I never considered the taxing effects traveling had on my skin and body—something that became abundantly clear one trip to the Caribbean. After a de-hydrating, bloated mess I experienced, I made it a priority to establish a relatively minimalist but highly effective lineup of products that would keep my complexion on lock no matter where I was headed. And thanks to a lot of traveling throughout the years, I've had a lot of opportunities to master it. Scroll to see my steps to a post-flight glow.

Elizabeth

 

 
  1. Start Fresh and Moisturized

Before I leave for the airport, I will shower and complete my full beauty routine. Its a great way to start off refreshed and nourished before departure. I also apply a rich moisturizer to lock in hydration.

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2. Mid-Flight Replenish

Once on the plane, I immediately ask for water (if I don’t already have a liter water bottle). Depending on the length of time on the flight, I drink about 2 liters of water. If it is a longer flight, I always put on a face mask and a eye mask. I always look for either a sheet mask or a mask that doesn’t require rinsing. You look insane but your skin will thank you later.

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3. Post-Flight Glow

By the end of the flight, I should have had at least 2 liters of water and probably on my third. before landing, I remove the masks and make sure my skin in moistured and refreshed. If I need a little pick-me-up, I apply these products. If you want to wear makeup, I usually apply mine once landing.

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