Travel vanity basics
Pack in these beauty and skincare products to beat jet lag
LBD? Check. Make-up? Check. Travel care products? Not sure what those are? Be it an hour-long flight or a 14-hour one, air travel can tire you – and your skin – out, making you look sluggish. At that altitude, your daily care regimen may not be enough. We’ve curated a checklist to ensure you travel pretty and beat jet lag like a pro. Tick these off on your various stages of travel.
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A dose of vitamin C will help you beat jet lag, improve concentration (needed if you’re travelling on business) and prep your skin with the essential minerals. Ensure you rid your skin of all traces of make-up before you board.
Wipes, Rs 1,800 (100 sheets), M.A.C
Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, Rs 995, The Body Shop
Remember that you’re going to be exposed to UV rays even in a plane, so protect yourself with a broad-spectrum sunscreen and retain your skin’s moisture by massaging your face with a hyaluronic acid-based serum or cream.
Very High Protection Spray SPF 50 PA++, Rs 2,050, Avène
You are: Feisty
You are super-energetic and lively. Anything fresh will lift your spirits, whether it is fruits, salads or the freshly baked bread. You’re a woman on the go, who prefers things that are multi-functional and not time-bound.
Notes you fancy: All fruits, be it mangoes, peaches or berries, with citrusy hints.
Your fragrance: Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense, Rs 3,800, L’Occitane
Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Rs 6,500, Lancôme
The digestive system tends to slow down when you’re flying. Steer away from heavy, greasy gravies and opt for high-fibre food that will keep up the energy. Also, your eyes will be the first to show fatigue, so make sure you use an eye serum.
Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum, Rs 3,790, Dermalogica
Touche Éclat, Rs 2,600, YSL
Signorina Eleganza, Rs 6,900, Salvatore Ferragamo