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Top 10 Beauty Travel Tips for Winter

Christmas has just passed, and with that, comes one of busiest travel times of the year. In fact, according to USA Today, last year AAA projected that there would be roughly 103 million travelers between December 23 and January 2, and even 5 million more in following 2-3 weeks.

What we can say is that the estimated numbers probably will be in the same ballpark. That being said, taking flights and being on the go can wreak havoc on your beauty routine.

Here’s what you can do to ensure you stay on top of your beauty regimen and get the most out of your products.

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Before going on a plane, make sure you moisturize. The fact is, you lose moisture faster flying in the air than on the ground.

Refinery29 conducted their own experiment in which a wet t-shirt on the ground dried in one hour and 27 minutes versus in the air…which surprisingly only took 24 minutes—in other words, 63 minutes less. Now, taking your skin into consideration, don’t be afraid to slather a coat of moisturizer.

2. Wear Sunscreen

Planes are technically (a lot) closer to the sun than on the ground. For that reason, it is important to wear a high-quality sunscreen. Make sure you put it on at least 15 minutes or so before you board to make sure it sinks in.

3. Drink Water

As mentioned, you lose moisture when you fly. Not only do you need to provide hydration on the outside but also on the inside. Whether you fly over the Fjords or across Portugal, this means drinking your H2O regularly.

4. Get Some Beauty Sleep

Yes, traveling has the potential to mess up sleeping schedules. But this doesn’t have to happen.

Sleep on the plane. Or, if you can’t, make sure you don’t sleep immediately when you land. This will help you stave off jet lag and get you used to the different time zone.

5. Be Comfortable

You don’t have to dress to the hills to travel (of course, you can if you want to). This also goes for your beauty routine. It isn’t mandatory to slather on your foundation or wear lipstick (unless, again, you want to). You can use this time as a break from your makeup routine.

6. Don’t Share Makeup

So, your cousin traveled across the country but forgot to bring her mascara. While you may be in the giving spirit, you should probably refrain from letting her borrow it—(why not go for a bonding trip to the beauty store instead!)

The reason being is that sharing makeup spreads germs and increases the chance of getting an infection.

7. Wear a Mask on the Plane

While some people may apply a second layer of moisturize mid-flight, why not give yourself a spa day…on the plane? There are several individual masks you can buy that will keep your skin hydrated and you less stressed during this busy time.

8. Give Yourself a Mani And/or Pedi

Speaking of holiday stress, give yourself a mani and/or pedi during the flight or before you depart. While traveling can wear you down, give yourself a treat. Nails say a lot about you, therefore you might want to choose some of the various, colorful gellac products by Pink Gellac.

9. Travel Makeup

Needless to say, your 10-ounce container of lotion won’t pass the carry-on test. That said, pack travel-friendly makeup to make sure you don’t have to throw away lotions, conditioners, shampoos, or any other liquids. And bring less than you think you need. the burden of traveling is not that hard nowadays, because you can always have your luggage sent to you.

10. Relax and Enjoy

While holidays can be stressful, take a breath and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Final Thoughts

What other travel tips do you have in mind? How have you made sure you stay on top of your beauty routine? Be sure to leave a comment!