This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RestAndRenew #CollectiveBias This girl is no stranger to red eyes and full day bus rides. From moving to Australia and not sleeping for an entire 24 hours, to recently touring 18 countries across Europe; jet lag and exhaustion is all too real. But who wants to arrive looking (and feeling) like a zombie? With a bit of preparation, you can reach your destination fresh and radiant, ready to take on the town!Whether you’re off on a weekend getaway or jetsetting halfway around the world, you need a kit of basics to keep your skin, hair, and wellbeing in check. I have broken down my tried and true tips for the savvy traveler.
Airplane air is extremely dry, so long flights suck the hydration out of your skin. Apply a moisturizer before takeoff and consider skipping the liquid foundation and going bare faced. Bring blotting papers if you have oily skin to eliminate shine without removing moisture. Once in your destination, stick with a light powder foundation, waterproof mascara, and hydrating lip balm. There is no need to bring your entire line of makeup or 5-step skincare routine, stick with the basics! Make an effort to remove your makeup nightly with cleansing cloths to avoid breakouts and give your skin time to breathe.
The reality is, you are likely low on time when visiting somewhere new and I would rather be out exploring than fighting with my hair. Instead of taking up valuable space in your luggage with a dryer and flat iron, consider wearing your hair in a loose braid, messy bun, sleek ponytail or a hair wrap. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver to rid your hair of grease in between showers and frizz relief serum if the climate is humid.
Choose a relaxed wardrobe to travel in comfort. I’m talking yoga pants, sports bra and tank for the plane ride. The plane can get chilly so bring a light scarf to wrap up in.Slip-on ballet flats or tennis shoes over heels and sandals are practical options through airport security and walking around town.
When traveling long distances, our circadian rhythm or internal body clock is temporarily out of synch with the new destination’s time zone. The dreaded phenomenon known as jet lag. There are ways to reverse the effects!Gradually change sleeping patterns before departure to acclimate your body. If heading east, try to go to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days. If heading west, try going to bed an hour later for a few days.
Pack ear plugs and a sleep mask in your carry on to drown out external noise and light. An inflatable travel pillow takes up less space and will save your sanity if you wind up in the uncomfortable middle seat.
Take youtheory® Sleep Nighttime Powder before takeoff. This supplement provides broad-spectrum support for occasional sleeplessness while also supporting deep, restorative sleep. It calms the body and mind to promote the rapid onset of sleep*
On the day of your flight, drink plenty of fluids and stay away from any beverages with alcohol or caffeine in them. Make physical activity a priority to keep yourself feeling at your prime. No need to hit a gym, why not walk instead of ride or practice yoga in the hotel room?youtheory® Maca Root will help boost energy. A root vegetable made of Peruvian Ginseng and cultivated at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is a nutrient dense superfood. It increases stamina and endurance along with balancing hormones, sexual function, and for PMS and menopause relief.*
youtheory® supplements are available at your local Costco. Good news! If you’re not a member, shop online at Costco.com and take advantage of special deals for a small 5% surcharge. Discover more on their benefits. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.I can promise if you begin implementing these travel tips, you will arrive at your destination feeling rested and renewed!
Are you primed and ready for takeoff? What tips do you have for looking refreshed after long flights?