Now that all the turkey has been consumed and the family time has been logged, it’s time to fly home after the long holiday weekend. Want to look cute throughout the grueling travel process? Now that’s a feat. Find out how we prepare for a flight and what we do while in the air to make sure to look pretty and refreshed the moment we touch down. Follow our tips and you’ll look like a true jet-setter in no time.
Our Best-Kept Travel Secrets
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Prepare For Takeoff
Prep your skin by swapping your daily facial cleanser with an exfoliating scrub to remove the top layer of dead skin. Getting rid of this layer allows your skin to fully absorb your moisturizer.
Don't neglect your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner and wrap your hair in a head scarf to keep bacteria out. You'll get a deep-conditioning treatment during the flight, all the while channeling your inner Brigitte Bardot.
Need something to keep you busy during your long flight? Why not try a facial? Seriously.
Apply a clear cream-gel mask that penetrates into skin and doesn't require rinsing to deeply hydrate parched skin. A toning spray also keeps skin hydrated and healthy. A few spritzes ever so often does wonders for your complexion.
Check Your Baggage At The Gate
Under-eye bags make you look tired, no matter how much rest you've gotten. Avoid reclining your seat and sitting for too long. This causes your body to retain fluid in all areas, including your eyes.
Instantly relieve puffy eyes by using an eye roller or an ice cube. That will help you look wide-eyed and feel awake when you land.
If there's zero chance of you wandering around a terminal barefaced when you deboard, there are only a handful of essentials you need to look flawless.
A BB cream and a hydrating lip balm are all the damage control you need to treat dry skin. Pack a multitasking lip and cheek stain to give you some color and a cream highlighter to dab on cheekbones and the inner corners of your eyes. Finish off the look with a swipe of mascara on your upper lashes. Skip lower lashes to avoid looking like a raccoon.