Sunday, 18 October 2015

Long Haul In-Flight Beauty Essentials

I must apologise for my blogging absence but it seems that life has gotten in the way of my much loved hobby for a little while! During my break, I've taken a long awaited trip to New York which was absolutely amazing (just like in the movies!).
 
New York was my first ever long haul flight and my skin really does not get on with recycled air con on planes at all, so with 7 hours to kill it was the perfect opportunity to pamper myself to pass the time.
Face
Firstly, I cleansed my face with Simple Face Wipes. I do tend to stay away from face wipes as I know they strip the natural oils from your skin but they're very convenient to take with you on a flight. My toner of choice was Simple Facial Toner and I moisturised with a Liz Earle Mini Combination/Oily Moisturiser. I finished off the facial routine with a Sanctuary Spa Time Reversal Face Mask. It's a collagen bonding treatment with skin plumping qualities which is just lovely. Face masks are also a great defence for your face as they will protect you from the recycled air. I kept my lips soft and nourished with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.

Hands
I can't cope with germs so Soap and Glory Hand Maid Gel is essential for me (I also took anti-bacterial wipes and attacked everything in sight with them!) and to combat the drying effects of the hand gel I packed Soap and Glory Hand Food.

Body
Some form of deodorant is a must for a flight. There are enough weird smells on planes without adding body odour to the mix. I opted for Nivea Pearl and Beauty 48 Hour Protection and the gorgeous I Am Juicy Couture Rollerball Perfume. I was applying this throughout the whole flight to take my mind off the plane food smell and because I was obsessed with how nice it is. Colgate Advanced Clean Toothpaste and Colgate Plax Mouthwash were essential for fresh breath and if you're like me and suffer from sinus/congestion issues I would definitely recommend taking Otrivine Congestion Relief with you too.

I'm so glad that I spent some time looking after my skin as it made a huge difference when I landed. I didn't suffer any breakouts at all like I usually do and it felt so relaxing and refreshing. I did get some odd looks from the 60-something gentleman sat to my left but he did compliment the 'lovely lemony smell' when I spritzed my face with Caudalie Beauty Elixir!

I purchased all of these mini products from Boots, Superdrug and Feel Unique.

What are your in-flight essentials?
 
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