Ready for takeoff: essential travel beauty items


Ready for takeoff: essential travel beauty items

If you’re one of the lucky ones taking a much-needed holiday to escape winter, first I envy you and second you will need to get your beauty regime in check before you head off towards relaxation and sunshine.

Whenever I prepare for travel, I ensure I have my beauty kit sorted for both on and off the plane. It’s important to keep all the necessaries in your carry-on for easy access. Travelling can be so exciting, the only downside are airports and airplanes! There’s the lovely recycled air that leaves our skin dry and swollen not to mention ensuring bottled items are under the size limit as to not get them confiscated.

Here’s a run-down of the essential travel beauty items you should pack in your beauty bag.

Rosewater facial mist

If there’s one thing I make sure to never ever forget is a bottle of spray on rose facial mist. It’s God’s gift to all people who have restricted access to moisture and fresh air so basically a skin saver. It will give you a quick burst of moisture leaving you feeling fresh. Get yours at Farmers

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A small tube of intense moisturiser is essential on board a long-haul flight. A layer of moisturiser topped off with a rose water facial mist is expert level skin saving on board.

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Lip balm

Dry lips usually turn into major thirst not to mention cracks and lip cuts. Go for natural paw paw or lanolin lip balm products for lasting moisture on your lips. You can find a great range of lip balms at Kiehls

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Sheet mask

Sheet masks are perfect for both on your flight plus when you touch down, they’re quick and easy to use. If you’re not too shy why not try a sheet mask whether it’s a full face or under eye treatment? If that’s a bit much for you, you can always add a mask right before bed to help your skin settle into its new environment. Visit Mecca Maxima

Image via @meccamaxima on Instagram.

Toothbrush and toothpaste

You won’t believe what a difference brushing your teeth makes whilst on your flight. It can really turn you from feeling grubby to feeling fresh in no time. And if you can add a swish of mouth wash, even better! Grab some travel size items at K-mart

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Hair comb

Knotty hair is no fun especially if you have to deal with it right after you land while waiting at the baggage carousel. A thin flat comb will come in handy to keep your hair feeling smooth. Pick up a comb at Shampoo and Things

Image via @hairhouseaustralia on Instagram.

Hair treatment

A mistake I’ve made previously is not equipping myself with the right hair products. This resulted in returning from an amazing European holiday with a head full of straw. Be mindful water is different all over the world and can sometimes have a negative effect on your hair, so be sure to keep your hair healthy with a treatment or serum. You can get quality hair treatments at Shampoo and Things

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