“Travel is awesome and a total balm for the soul, but getting to your destination can be seriously harsh on skin. 24 hours on a plane? That will challenge even the most resilient skin with all the germs, drying air conditioning and general tiredness we don’t want to even think about.
But it’s not all bad! There are plenty of things you can do to help your skin keep its glow when traveling. Especially if you are going somewhere for a wedding, work or a big event, you’ll want to hit the ground running and avoid the all too common post-travel dry skin and spots. Here’s the skincare routine I recommend for travel.” Natalie – Owner and Facialist at Kindred Toxin Free Facials
Moisture, moisture, moisture
Step 1 – Spritz
The first commandment of traveling at altitude is keep your skin hydrated. Natalie recommends to start off with a lovely spritz of Rose Mist as soon as you are seated. Keep it handy so you can spritz again every few hours. It also smells divine which is always welcome.
Step 2 – Hydrating Mask
After a couple of hours, especially on a long haul flight, Natalie recommends you put on a hydrating face mask. To be fair, you could even do this as soon as the seat-belt sign switches off but be sure to cleanse first! Yes, it’s a bit controversial applying a mask, but the world’s top models use this trick and you’ve got all the time in the world anyway right? You might feel a little weird at first, but this soothing mask is one of the quickest ways to get some moisture straight back into the skin. If you can, leave this on for the duration of the flight !
Step 3 – Anti-Bacterial Cleanse
Natalie recommends you then follow the hydrating mask with a thorough cleanse. Goodbye germs! This is best to do just before the seat-belt sign comes back on and you descend into your destination.
Step 4 – Moisturize With Oil
To lock in as much moisture as possible, Natalie says to finish up with lathering with a rich oil. Taking time to do these lovely little rituals on a flight or in transit can be a really lovely moment of self-care.
Enjoy your travel, take the time to look after your skin and step off your next long haul flight GLOWING.
Live Well. Cass xx