Long airplane flights can take a toll on your skin, especially when flying for 9+ hours. During my trip to Europe last month I brought a few essentials in my carry on:
Neutrogena Deep Moisturizer Night Cream – I bought this cream for the winter months when my skin gets really dry. But it’s especially great for those long red eye flights. Before the plane takes off I made sure to moisturize with this cream so my skin is restored when I land. This cream is also soft on your hands.
Mini Hairbrush – this little brush is perfect for when I travel and it fits in my purse so I can brush my hair easily on the plane after hours of tossing and turning to find a comfortable position to sleep in.
Teddies Organic Rose Water – I’ve been reading a lot about rose water and how refreshing it is for long flights. After looking into a few different sprays I found this one online. It smells amazing and feels so great on my skin. I tested it on myself before I left to see if I had any reaction to it. I always recommend testing out new products before going abroad just in case you may be allergic to something in the product. Even though I have been back for a few weeks now I still love the misty feeling of spraying it on my face and the soft smell of roses =o)
Scarf – It always feels like the temperature on the plane is always below zero and freezing. I like to travel with a scarf that I can wrap around my neck for extra warmth or covery my head with when I sleep. I brought one of my favorite scarves with me on the trip, I bought it at Topshop last year for only $4! I love the palm leaf pattern.
Rituals Relaxing Serum – I bought this during a school trip to New York City two years ago and am in love with it. While traveling I dab a little on my temples or just below my jawline. The smell is so relaxing and gentle. Back at home I spread it on my temples before I go to sleep or when I have a stressful day ahead of me. Unfortunately Rituals no longer carries this serum but this one is similar, Dao Relaxing Serum
Water – hydrate, hydrate! Every time a stewardess comes around with water cups take one. Your skin can really dry out when traveling and it’s especially important to stay hydrated.
All of these essentials are great as well because they are small enough to fit into my bag and don’t exceed the 3ml liquid rule for carry ons.
What do you use on long overseas flights?
x the Adventurer