If your holiday travels require you to take to the skies, fear not! There is a way to step off the plane looking refreshed rather than jet-lagged. While it may be tempting to grab the sweatpants and glasses for your long flight, resist the urge to give in to the frump. Airports are great for people watching and you never know who you might be sitting next to on the plane. Pack these travel-sized lifesavers into your carry-on to use in-flight and start your vacation revitalized.
Cramped airplane cabins are every pore’s nightmare. Prevent over-dried skin by packing a all-in-one moisturizer, perfect for face, neck, hair, anywhere! Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil ($16 for a travel-perfect .5 ounces) is rich in vitamin E to keep skin youthful and dewey. Pat on skin mid-flight to naturally moisturize skin and brush through hair to treat split ends.
For a quick and refreshing pick-me-up during your flight, grab a bottle of Evian—not the water, but Evian Mineral Water Spray ($14 for two 1.7 ounce sprays). The neutral pH moisturizing spray keeps makeup in place while revitalizing your complexion. Perfect for removing perspiration, ocean salt, and pool chlorine from the skin, this spray is great for a tropical destination, too.
To prevent your strands from becoming a greasy mess, take a break mid-flight to treat them with some dry shampoo. Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 ($12 for 1.67 ounces) is a three-in-one volumizer, texturizer and dry shampoo. This travel must-have absorbs oils and impurities while adding body and bounce to hair suffering from cabin fever.
Sitting in one spot for hours on end packed elbow to elbow doesn’t always leave you smelling like a rose. It’s a good idea to pack a rollerball size of your favorite perfume to freshen up in the air. Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Eau So Fresh ($24 for a 0.24 ounce roll-on) combines natural raspberry, grapefruit and pear to keep you smelling oh-so-fresh throughout the whole flight.
Cracked, dry hands can become even more irritated from airtight airplane cabins. Slip a travel-friendly lotion into your bag to keep hands moisturized. We like the EOS Travel Size Everyday Hand Lotion ($1.99 for 1.5 ounces) which comes in fresh scents like “Berry Blossom” and “Cucumber”.
Airplanes are practically breeding grounds for germs, especially during cold and flu season. Avoid being sick over the holidays by packing a hand sanitizer like Burt's Bees 100% Natural Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer ($4.99 for a 2 ounce bottle). The all-natural, antimicrobial formula kills 99.99% of germs while keeping hands clean and soft.
Happy travels, collegiettes!