The Beauty Products I Need To Fly With!
Once it hits summer, I’m immediately out of London in search of hotter climes but I absolutely cannot stand flying. It drains the energy out of me, my stress levels reaches an unhealthy limit and I’m constantly checking for my passport, ticket and visa to see if I’ve accidentally dropped them somewhere but one thing I look forward to is sitting down, relaxing and having some very much needed me time with my beloved beauty essentials.
My skin always breaks out whenever I fly as it becomes so parched that the skin panics and produces crazy amounts of oil to balance the dryness but it always ends up in ghastly spots for me. To prevent this I’ll be using products that keep the skin hydrated at all times but other products to help combat breakouts too, so from top to bottom:
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask*
It’s been love at first use with the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask simply because it’s literally transformed my skin. If you follow me on Twitter, a few months ago you’d see how much I was complaining about my crazy breakouts but the mask has managed to really control my break outs. When I’m flying, I’ll make sure I’m piling the stuff on like ‘icing a cake’ which Antipodes founder Elizabeth Barbalich recommend me to do. The great thing about this is that it turns clear so it won’t be obvious I’m wearing a face mask!
L’Oreal Collagen Filler Eye
A great eye cream is key for keeping the under-eye area well moisturised otherwise you may land to your destination looking like a zombie so applying this cream generously will prevent all of that and have you looking bright faced!
Holland & Barrett Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is such a great multi-tasker but I mainly use it to calm my nerves and stop me from feeling sick. I’ve found peppermint oil to be a great scalp stimulator so you can mix it with a little oil and massage your scalp during your flight or apply it straight to your temples and give yourself a head massage.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant*
If Elizabeth Arden were still alive, I’d thank her for inventing the Eight Hour Cream which has managed to become an ultimate staple of mine. The cream sorts out dry patches in seconds, keep lips super hydrated and glossed at the same time, works on cuticles and manages to make you look polished after an exhausting 6 hour flight. Another great tip is to massage this into your hands and cover with light gloves, go to sleep and when you wake up, wake up to smoother hands that are ready to make an appearance upon landing!
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum*
The reason skin breaks out when flying is the lack of hydration so the skin compensates by producing excess oil. It sounds a little tedious but, to prevent my skin from breaking out, I’ll be making sure it’s super hydrated and this serum helps to restore moisture to the skin and 127% of women who tested this experienced an increase in the hydration of their skin. I’m sold!
MONU Moisture Rich Collagen Cream*
I love this moisturiser despite it not being a great idea to use on acne prone skin, but as moisture levels in the plane plummet, I need to up the ante by using the MONU Moisture Rich Collagen Cream with rose and geranium essential oils, marine collagen, shea butter and evening primrose oil. Very random but the cream also smells like rose flavoured macaroons!
Figs & Rouge Balm*
This balm comes in Rambling Rose, Pomegranate, Sweet Geranium and Cherry & Vanilla which I have. It’s another multi-tasking balm like the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream but it’s a lot thinner so you can use it on your cuticles and hands but I wouldn’t use this to moisturise my lips as the Eight Hour does a better job at that. Also, isn’t the packaging just adorable?
All of these fit in with the 100ml liquid restrictions whilst flying but, for those of you who’d like to carry only however much is necessary, the Mister Mascara Large Travel Bag is perfect for squeezing your face masks into tubs and face mists into spritz bottles. I used it last summer when I was staying in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and it just helped make things a lot more organised.