When I go on vacation, I worry which makeup I should take, and which to leave behind. That is a source of stress. When I go on vacation and have to travel on an airplane, it is even a bigger source of stress. I remember doing serious research before my first airplane trip. It was awful. I got overwhelmed and stressed out from thinking how much stuff I have to take with me on a plane to feel comfortable. After the vacation I understood how little I actually needed. Now I know exactly what I need, and what is more of a luxury product. In this post I am going to introduce you to my airplane makeup bag.
In my makeup bag, I collect products which help me deal with dry plane air, especially if it is a long haul. It would be torturous to sit on a plane with dry lips or skin that feels two sizes too small.
I am going to divide the following products into “need” and “want” products.
Products which I need on a plane
Chapstick – To bring a chapstick on a plane is rather self explanatory. It moisturises lips. It doesn’t matter what brand it is as long as it does its job. My choice is The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick.
Facial wipes – Every once in awhile during a flight I like to freshen my face with facial wipes. It makes me feel cleaner if I have to spend a decent amount of time in a flying can. If I feel the need, I use them to cleanse my hands too. They usually are also somewhat moisturising, which is nice. My choice is Simple Kind To Skin cleansing facial wipes.
Facial cream – When face is cleansed I like to apply facial cream to lock in the moisture. It is just uncomfortable when the skin starts to pull, no matter if you are on the ground or up in the air. I prefer a night cream to a day cream. Night creams are usually more moisturising than the day creams. I like to use The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask on these occasions. I apply a larger amount than I would at home. This way it will stay fresh on my skin longer. Since it is in a bigger glass jar, I have to put some into a little jar it so it would be TSA approved. You can read about TSA rules how to travel with liquds here
Hand/body cream – When lips and face are clean and moisturised, don’t forget your hands as well. I prefer body butter to regular hand cream. The reason is simple, it is a thicker and stronger moisturiser than a hand cream. My choice is The Body Shop Shea Body Butter. I apply it on my hands and skin which is uncovered for the airplane air.
Products which I want on a plane
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner and Cotton pads – I don’t really need to take them with me since I have facial wipes already. The reason why I want them with me is just because I can. I have a mini size toner which is hydrating and is also a great help in maintaining the healthy fresh look. Also, if you have long trip with multiple layovers, it is nice to have some freedom to choose how to cleanse your face. I see myself using toner during a layover in an airport.
The Body Shop Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel – This is a pure luxury item to take on a trip. I don’t need it but I like when my under eye skin is also moisturised. Plus, is is a small container and fits well into the ziplock bag.
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to let me know.
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