- Light facial moisturizer
- Moisturizing facial toner
- Spot cream
- Liquid foundation
- Eye drops
- Eye cream
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Although I'm not the best at packing my clothes, I have become pretty good at packing my carry-on liquids into the little quart-sized bag.
Even though my skin is incredibly oily, it's so sensitive that it starts to get pretty awful once I get up into the sky. Since I only tend to do long-haul flights, I can count on dry, flaky areas by the time I land. I love to collect tiny samples so even though my exact items might change, I always try to have these things:
I've tried to pack powder foundation and liquid facewash before, but the liquid facewash doesn't tend to exfoliate very well (hence the wipes. I just let them dry out and re-wet them when I'm ready to use), and powder doesn't work very well when your skin is cracked and flaking. Gross.
I always make sure to have toner and moisturizer. The toner helps your skin absorb the moisturizer. I try to get up once every hour or two to walk around and go to the bathroom to re-spray my face with the toner. If your skin starts to get red areas you can actually use the eye drops on your skin, too. And if it really starts to get fussy, having something for spots on hand is incredibly helpful.
Always pack toothpaste. Some airlines are nice and give you a teeny tiny little tube but it's really not good for much more than one brushing... if you're getting two meals, you'll probably want to brush your teeth more than once.
And, of course... some form of bronzer or blush. I rarely get any sleep when I'm flying so by the time I've reached my destination I've gone fairly pale.