Over the past couple of weeks I have taken three different flights and I am due to do two more before the month is over. Besides being absolutely terrified of flying (even though I have enough stamps in my passport to rival George Clooney in Up In The Air) I also hate what flying does to your skin, eyes and immune system. It is an unfair fact of life that when I get off the plane I will look tired, pale, spotty and often disheveled where as the air hostesses all bound through customs looking well rested and ready for the day. With that in mind I decided to ask around what other people's in flight essentials are in order to put together an easy-to-implement beauty routine that helps with all the problems that air travel can through at you....and here is what I found:
Top of the list has to be keeping yourself well hydrated. As soon as you step foot in an airport you begin to get dehydrated - this is because of two things; the air con and the stress of travelling. Staying well-hydrated is so important, as it can lead to all sorts of nasty things if you don't such as DVTs and kidney stones. So, make sure that you drink loads of water the day before you travel - giving your body the best possible chance to begin with and then constantly sip on a bottle of water throughout the flight itself. A great tip is to pack a lemon or some fresh mint leaves in your carry on and add this to your bottled water to give your water some taste.
Move & Massage
Every half an hour or so get up and go for a walk. Stretch and massage your legs as much as possible - it will keep the blood flowing and get the circulation going, reducing the risk of DVTs and swollen ankles. Through in a yoga pose if you are brave enough.
If you're a bit of a white-knucle rider like me, than Bach's Rescue Remedy is a great way to calm the nerves and help you relax. It's made up of five individual flower essences that help you cope with different stressful situations; rock rose helps you to deal with feelings of panic and terror and the cherry plum assists with irrational thoughts and lack of self control. Just add a few drops to your tongue every couple of hours on the flight to steady those nerves.
Eight Hour Cream
This is an inflight essential as it can be used for anything, anywhere and is a great rehydration tool for your skin. Use it on chapped lips, dry or tired eyes, blisters, sunburnt skin or for quick beauty fix it can also be used as a lip gloss.
Origin's No Puffery Cooling Eye Mask
Because of the dehydration and the pressure that flying puts on our bodies it can often result in puffyiness, and because you may get some odd looks if you were to put cucumber slices on your eyes in flight, apply this mask instead; It uses well-known aloe vera and cucumber to cool the eye area and get rid of puffiness and the yeast extract it contains will banish bags, leaving you alltogether brighter and fresher.
Moisturising is key to maintaining the healthy glow you have gained on the holiday. Just keep applying it.
What to wear
Take a stylish pashmina with you for in flight chills, as it can then also double up as a stylish through post-flight. I love the original Sonya Madden cardi-wrap, which has sleeves for ease.
To ease jet lag on the other side don't drink alcohol as it certainly won't make you feel good and eat a banana on the plane as it helps to restore and maintain your body's sodium and potassium levels, which in turn promotes healthy sleeping patterns.
book the window seat on a daytime flight as you'll find it the perfect place to pluck your eyebrows. The light is AMAZING as you are so up high close to the sun it shows EVERYTHING up, just make sure the person sitting next to you cant see what you are doing!
Welcome and intro
Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.
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- Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.