Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Travel | Long Haul In Flight 5 Minute Hydration Regime

When travelling on a long haul flight, I've learnt that your number one beauty matra should be to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! In a bid to avoid my skin and self getting dehydrated by that nasty dry cabin air, hydration was definitely the name of the game for the duration of my flight, but as I was travelling with my husband and baby daughter for the first time, I didn't have time for anything too fussy or fiddly.

First things first, shoo away all offers of champagne on arrival and stick to good old H20! If you can, stick to drinking water throughout the flight. Avoid the microwaved, overprocessed meals and perhaps just pick at the fruit or yogurt, and if you've taken your own food and snacks even better.

Once the meal was over, lights were dimmed and baby was sleeping it was time to talk beauty.

For the quick beauty regime, I deployed:
1). Cleanse | First of all whether you're wearing make-up or not clean your face. As mine was a night flight I decided not to wear any, but a cleanse instantly refreshed me. I used La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution decanted into a 100ml bottle (part of set from Primark), sweeping a couple of soaked cotton oval pads over my face and eyes.
2). Refresh | Next, I refreshed my face with a spritz of Avene Eau Thermale spring water, which was instantly soothing and cooling.
3). Boost | Then it was time for a moisture boost in the form of Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly - you only need a pea-sized amount of this hydration boosting cocktail which is suspended in a hyaluronic acid matrix, and is also designed to lock in moisture - so ideal for that long haul cabin air. It also feels so light and cooling yet sinks right in and retains its moisturising properties!
4) Serum | I topped off the moisture jelly with Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial - one of my favourite night serum-oils. It feels so silky on the skin, smells divine and contains a cocktail of skin plumping and regenerating essential oils, peptides, vitamins and antioxidants, so again perfect for an overnight flight. Though I often ignore the overnight bit and just use it whenever my skin needs some extra TLC!
5). Lips | Lastly, slick on some ultra hydrating lip balm with a slight gloss. I went for The Organic Pharmacy's Antioxidant Lip Balm, which is infused with Shea Butter, Pomegranate, Rose Hip and Vitamin E to keep lips super soft!

That's it, the whole routine took about five minutes flat! You can then repeat the whole thing a few times depending on the length of your flight, and then repeat again in the morning and add a light base if you like...

What are your favourite in flight beauty essentials?

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