Travel Can Improve Your Face
I'm a United 1K Million Mile traveler. What that means is that I sit on a lot of airplanes. For me, it's a chance to catch up on movies, read books, drink bubbly beverages and practice sitting quietly. It's my "Date Night." And because I treat it like a date, I want to look and feel my best. Nothing makes me cringe more than looking in that tiny bathroom mirror and seeing my 54-year old face looking haggard. Over the years, I've discovered tricks to making air-travel a benefit to my face ... or at least my outlook on it.
When it comes to packing, I'm a fan of carry-on luggage, so I can be nimble and maneuver when needed. Plus, with a carry-on, I've got my NULASTIN FaceCare Collection on hand to pamper myself: Cleanser, Toner, Hydration, Moisturizer. Travel size containers are ideal for a week or less.
Spritz and Hydrate
Keep your skin—and yourself—hydrated. Start a habit of keeping a water bottle at your side at all times. Spritz your face frequently with a botanically rich anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant Refining Conditioning Toner with therapeutic benefits.
Moreover, give your SKIN a big drink of water! The perfect travel essential is an Intensive Hydrating Serum with hyaluronic acid to infuse your skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture. NULASTIN's humectant serum works like a sponge. It will draw in moisture and fortify your skin’s natural barriers to help lock in that moisture. Keep your 15 mL travel size handy and every time you spritz on the toner, follow up with a pat of serum under the eyes and around the mouth.
Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold up to 1,000 times is molecular weight in water, so the research says. I'm not sure what that means scientifically, but I do know that my face feels more-supple, firmer, brighter and the wrinkles seem to disappear when I use it.
If your skin is dehydrated, it is lacking water. Dry skin lacks oil. A proper moisture balance in the skin will prevent the over-production of oil that clogs pores, causing breakouts. Healthy travel skin is youthful, radiant and achieves a homeostasis whereby it never feels to greasy or too dry from the moment you board the plane to the time you disembark.
I reapplying a Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer every hour or so during an international flight. It's not necessary to slather it on. Much like the skin serum, I simply pat a small amount around my eyes, cheeks and neck. It's not possible to repair years-worth of elastin damage on a single flight, but I'm in for the long-haul.
Elastin replenishment therapy keeps my skin toned. I'm obsessed with the idea of having a snappy face that can bounce back with a trampoline like action. NULASTIN's moisturizer with patented ProliSel®, further protects my skin from free-radical damage caused by oxidative stress, environmental factors and SUN damage. I love the sun. Always have, always will, which is why I choose travel destinations that typically have a beach.
A girlfriend once told me not to smile so much. She said it would give me premature crows-feet around my eyes. What she failed to point out was that smiling brightens the face, and makes our eyes twinkle. If you want to look years younger - SMILE more. If you want your face to look better traveling - SMILE more. If you want to make people around you happy - SMILE more.
On my last 12 1/2 hour flight from San Francisco, California to Manila, Philippians, I opted to skip mascara and simply run a spoolie brush through my eyebrows to give them shape. No gel, no styling, no fuss. It was liberating. Years ago, I would cower and avoid eye contact with a naked face. Committing to NULASTIN LASH & BROW Follicle Fortifying Serum provided a much needed confidence boost. It's crazy, right? We women tend to hide our insecurities from ourselves. Owning up to the fact that I didn't like my eyelashes, or my previously plucked eyebrows created a space to be honest with myself. This honesty transcended my journeys to a place that allowed me to soar.
Blood Flow and Food
There's a slew of great articles on how to avoid jet lag. My personal favorite is to exercise as soon as possible. Try not to be picky about the how's, what's, where's and focus on the why. You need to get your blood flowing. Exercise will help you sleep that first night in a new time zone. Look around at your new surroundings and appreciate where you get to move.
When it's time to eat, choose a quality protein as your first choice and then let the rest of the meal accent that selection. I have a sweet tooth. So, I keep a stash of chocolates in my room and eat a tiny bite as dessert, or when I crave a pick-me-up. Typically, this chocolate nibble goes hand-in-hand with a glass of red wine. And because I can justify anything, these morsels of goodness are simply part of my anti-aging, antioxidant regime!
I'm convinced my face is greatly improved when traveling by following these helpful little tips. Give them a try. Let me know if you agree.
Tips for a Positive Travel Experience
Every journey should be a chance to shine. Dress comfortably - but don't forget the sass! A scarf around your neck is great to keep the focus on your features. Remember to keep lip gloss or chap stick handy. Opt for no makeup and keep your skin hydrated with NULASTIN Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer and Intensive Hydrating Serum. Pack an eye mask to sleep during flight; and hit the ground running. Exercise as soon as you can! Avoid simple carbs by seeking quality protein sources and last but not least ... pamper yourself whenever possible.