Feel good travel
Wouldn’t it be lovely to arrive at your destination looking just as fresh and bright as you were when you set off? Whether you’re flying or driving, recycled air is super-drying, while sudden climate and time-zone changes can be stressful. But travel doesn’t have to be draining. Here you’ll find essential travel survival tips to keep you looking and smelling as fresh as a daisy when you’re on the go this summer.
Prepare the canvas
If you’re not already in a routine of exfoliation, start as soon as you can before you set off. A couple of times a week use a gentle polish. The smoother the surface, the more evenly make-up can be applied and therefore the longer it lasts. And, of course, a properly exfoliated body will keep a tan much longer.
If you have dry skin apply intense moisturiser the night before you set off. The increase in hydration helps stop your make-up collecting in the crease lines, which develop with exposure to the dehydrating effects of car or cabin air.
You’ll be busy with last-minute packing, but don’t skip this vital step. Primer creates a barrier between your moisturised skin and makeup. It evens out the surface and stops your makeup from being absorbed, giving it greater staying power.
Shimmer a little
If travelling leaves you feeling a bit green around the gills, perk up a drained complexion with a soft shimmer powder or cream. Apply lightly at the top of cheeks and the bridge of the nose for a brighter look. To keep a rosy glow, even while you’re feeling low, sweep a little blusher on the apple of your cheeks.
For “stay on all day” lips it’s all about the technique rather than the variety. Long-lasting formulas can be too drying for car and cabin trips. The secret is layering the colour. Ideally, apply the colour with a brush, building it in fine layers, blotting off excess moisture between layers. For a really long lasting finish, apply a light dusting of fine powder between the layers.
It’s soooo difficult not to, but rubbing your eyes and constantly touching your face will make all your efforts slip away. And just think of all the publicly accessible places your hands touch on a long journey! Bacteria is instantly transferred to your face, possibly introducing problems for later. Try giving your hands something else to do! Sit on them, play games on your phone or touch up your hair, but leave your face alone!
Who doesn’t get dry eyes on a long journey? Eyes can feel scratchy and look red after hours of watching in-flight movies, gazing at your phone or after a nap. Refreshing eye drops are the must-have long distance travel companion. The bottle is tiny and fits easily into a pocket and the effect is instantly relieving. Don’t forget the tissue to mop up any leaks.
Skip the chips
Looking well-groomed on a long journey is difficult if you’re wearing brightly coloured nail colour. The hands-on nature of long distance travel means it’s very likely to chip and also give you a repair problem as soon as you arrive. Natural is best for long journeys. Buffed and polished to a natural sheen will give you a clean, crisp look. If you want a really professional job, our Jessica Express Manicure gives the perfect finish for a trip away.
Bad hair days
Hair doesn’t like to be tamed for too long and it will look slightly disheveled by the end of your journey, whatever you do. Try for a relaxed style, that isn’t too dressed and just go with the flow. If your hair is susceptible to getting greasy in hot places, dry shampoo is indispensable. You can get handbag sized mini-sprays, which give instant freshness and volume too.
Just for you
These are just a few of the tricks we can share with you. For some thoroughly personalised advice that can address your unique skin, book in for a free one-to-one personal consultation. Make-up meltdowns on long journeys or all-day events will never be a problem again.