Friday, 1 August 2014

My In-flight Essentials

In-Flight Essentials
In-Flight Essentials


In-Flight Essentials

Having just come back from California (read about it here) and experiencing my first long haul flight I feel like I finally understand all of the beauty bloggers who always said face masks and intense moisturising creams were their in-flight essentials. Since I usually only go on 2-3 hour flights, my in-flight essentials normally consist of some sort of sweet food and a good magazine/book to read to pass the time. But before I went away I made sure to delve into my collection of mini skincare items and other bits and bobs to put together my in-flight essentials.

Skincare wise it is all about the moisturising. The low humidity inside of the planes means that the air takes the moisture from your skin to compensate, leaving your skin dehydrated. I already have dehydrated skin so I definitely have to remember to pack on the moisturisers when I'm in the air. My two favourite products are both from Clinique and are the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. I apply these every couple of hours or so and my skin literally absorbs them so quickly that they disappear in seconds. The Simple Kind To Skin Moisture Boost Hydro Mist Spray is useful if you feel your skin needs extra hydration in between using the lotions and is really quick to use, so a bonus if you are feeling tired on a night flight. For a lip balm I like using the Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve as it is a very thick balm like product that really hydrates my lips and prevents them from chapping. And of course it is not only your face that will get dehydrated, your hands will too so I like to use the L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream all over my hands and up onto my arms as well.

Moving on from skincare onto the the more random 'essential' items. Hand sanitizer is an absolute must to get rid of airport germs before applying any skincare products and also before eating and my favourite is the Soap and Glory Hand Maid. I also make sure to carry around a 4head stick in case I get a headache whilst on the plane, a nail file for that occasion when your nail half breaks and it keeps getting caught on your clothes and  some Bach Rescue Remedy for before the flight and during any turbulence to help relax me. The last thing is some eye drops because my eyes get really dry on the flight leaving me feeling tired when in reality I am wide awake.

What are your in-flight essentials?

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