Last week I was attending a conference for school in New Orleans and just like every other time I travel somewhere, my skin got super dry the minute I got into my cab.
Someone asked me if it’s because I’m nervous to fly, but I’m not. Maybe I’m nervous about change, even for a short amount of time, so my body reacts by drying out my skin? Regardless, I have to combat the extra dryness somehow, someway.
So in today’s post I wanted to share some of the products that are must haves during any trip I go on. Make sure to leave your must haves in the comments so I’m extra prepared for my next trip.
Body lotion/cream is the most obvious must have. I am very picky about my lotions though. First, they must hydrate my skin very quickly. Second, they must not leave a greasy film on my skin. Third, their fragrance cannot be offensive. The Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Moisturizing Body Cream* meets all of my expectations and then some. The sea buckthorn berry in this lotion is full of antioxidants and omegas. In addition to these components, there is also shea butter so the cream is very hydrating. The body cream also helps your skin rejuvenate with the addition of aloe, so not only are you moisturizing dry skin but also repairing your skin and protecting it from harsh environments. The fragrance of this cream is divine as well, a nice, fresh citrus scent. Even more benefits of this cream is that it is free of parabens, preservatives and gluten.
My face suffers from the most dehydration during trips so I ensure to pack a couple of products in my carry on – a serum and a facial mist. I tend to wear only minimal makeup during flights so that I can apply products during the flight. Every time I can feel my skin getting tight and dry, I whip out my serum and facial mist to add a nice dose of hydration back in. The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum is wonderfully light serum that quickly sinks into my skin. The tiny beads are surrounded by liquid serum and are activated once pumped out, to refresh the skin then dry to a smooth finish. The serum contains ceramides which help brighten the skin, maintain the moisture barrier and make the skin appear smoother. There is also telosense, licorice extract and adenosine which helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and help support the collagen matrix. Overall, this helps my skin from becoming dehydrated and also injects some great ingredients into my skin while I sleep on the plane.
To compliment the serum, I also use a facial mist to instantly waken up my skin and make it feel more comfortable. The Avène Eau Thermale is one of my favourite facial water sprays. It instantly refreshes my skin, helps any of my products sink into my skin and makes my skin feel wonderful. This spray is targeted towards sensitive skin, which I feel we all develop while 30 000 ft in the air. The thermal spring water can also help with redness, sunburns and is great for after washing your face for a pick me up.
Lastly, my lips get very dry during travel as well. My favourite lip balm to have on hand at all times is an eos one. The eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm comes in the cutest, egg shaped packaging. No matter the flavour, the lip balm is 99% natural, contains shea butter, vitamins C & E, and is free of gluten, parabens and phthalates. The lip balm quickly absorbs into my lips and can even be followed by a lipstick without it applying poorly. My lips are hydrated for hours after using this lip balm, even after a good night’s sleep. An extra bonus is that these last forever as they contain so much product.
Now it could have been the 25 degree weather with 100% humidity in New Orleans but using these products really helped my skin continue to be hydrated and comfortable during my whole trip, even on my flights.
If you suffer from dry skin and/or lips, make sure to check out some or all of these products!
til next time…
Disclaimer: Some of the products in this post were provided for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by partners or affiliates.