Is there such a thing as a beauty routine in the clouds?
I have one.
How do we manage the beauty routine up in the clouds?
My answer and having just landed in Tokyo after 2 flights, an 8 hour time change and 20 hours since I left home I thought it as good a time as any to tackle this one.
I don’t like to carry too much with me on the airplane so the beauty routine is minimal. I try and double up on creams so the face can do the hands, can do the arms and all with one small pot. I make sure my skin is well cleansed and prepared before I leave home and then I can relax on the flight and not be jumping up and down like a yo yo. Drinking water is the key and the less alcohol consumed the better; sad but true. When it comes to dehydration, the delicious glass of wine or cocktail is the devil. Or look at it this way, enjoy the vino and drink extra water.
The beauty routine up in the clouds is a simple one; serum, serum and more serum. Then a rich moisturising cream and for long haul flights, like the one I have just taken, I add a mask. When the lights go down, the SK II facial treatment comes on. I saw Cate Blanchett apply this mask on a flight and if she can, I can. Besides I need it much more than her :)
The only other beauty product I carry is a lip balm; I have that with me always so it kind of doesn’t count.
I don’t usually wear make-up until just before landing and then the minimum; a good shade of lipstick and a pair of glasses usually provides enough respectability. When I arrive at my destination and the bag is unpacked I start up with my regular routine. I can’t wait to run that bath and get myself primping and pampering.
The “up in the clouds” routine is a shortcut but I find it works.
The application of extra serum and a rich emollient compensates for the lack of cleansing by guarding against dehydration. As much as I love a good cleanse I cannot stand the feeling of dehydrated skin, so it is a trade off that works for me.
Do you take “beauty” shortcuts when travelling? xv
Beauty Routine In The Clouds
image, rihanna for harpers bazaar us march 2017 shot by mariano vivanco.