How to keep your skin glowing while traveling

How to keep your skin glowing while traveling

Who doesn’t love traveling? Our skin! Traveling, especially in airplanes, can be very exhausting for our skin. Fortunately, there is a way how to avoid dehydrated, dull and aged skin after landing and arrive refreshed and looking fabulous! So how to keep your skin glowing while traveling? Check my simple skincare tips.

I’m so lucky that traveling is an essential part of my life and I love it! It’s so exciting, discovering new parts of the world or going back home to hug our loved ones. But spending long hours in the plane can be also exhausting and tiring. For example, my last flight took me 34 hours when I was traveling from Europe to Sydney.

Flying has its own specifics, the high altitude and pressurized, recycled air surrounding you on the trip. The extremely low humidity in plane cabins can cause dehydration of our skin very quickly. So my dry skin quickly becomes drier and drier. Surprisingly if you have an oily skin, you are not safe too. If your skin is dehydrated and loses water, it starts to produce more oil to combat the dryness. Sound crazy, right? But don’t worry, I get you covered!

healthy skin while traveling

 

Here are my beauty survival simple tips for healthy and glowing skin while traveling:

Pack your beauty bag

Being ready and having my skin care products on hand is crucial for me. Pack your beauty essentials in clear zip-lock bag so you can use them anytime you need. My travel beauty bag always contains lip balm, natural fruit oil (jojoba, rosehip or avocado oil), cleansing balm and hydrating tonic (use only when you arrive at the destination, not on the plane). And of course, deodorant, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. You can also pack a shower gel and take a shower in time between your connecting flights. And remember, the maximum size is 100 ml per product.

Get ready

Before going to the airport I always clean my skin and apply natural fruit oil only. When I’m traveling I always leave my skin naked and avoid wearing any makeup, foundation, and powder. It’s also a good idea to apply a sunscreen on your face and shut the shade during flight.

Hydrate and nourish

I love to order one glass of gin and tonic during my flight, but always make sure I’m drinking enough water too. I usually bring a large bottle of water to the cabin and when it’s empty I ask the flight attendant to fill it for me. When it comes to food on the plane, I have some snacks like protein bars, raw unsalted nuts and cut up fresh veggies prepared in my bag so I have a healthy option. Walk often in the aisle and stretch your body whenever you can. It’s so refreshing!

Good sleep and aftercare

When I arrived, there is nothing better than having a relaxing, hot shower. Then I clean my face from dead cells with gently scrub and apply moisturizer. I also apply a natural oil on my whole body.

And my last tip? Take a nap or long sleep. It’s so good!

So happy traveling, Gorgeous!

Your,

Madeleine xx

epsom salt bath

Epsom salt bath: Relax and heal

What is the best thing to do after long and exhausting day? Soak in a hot bath! It’s so relaxing! If you are a bath lover like me, I have a tip for you. Add Epson salt in your bath. It’s the perfect way how to calm your soul, regenerate your entire body and you will get some additional healthy goodies as a bonus.

Haven’t you heard about Epsom salt bath before?

Epsom salt is not actually salt (it doesn’t contain sodium chloride), but naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It was named after a bitter saline spring in Epsom, England. The amazing health benefits of Epsom salt have been known for centuries.

Magnesium level booster

Magnesium deficiency is very common in our society. If you are missing it in your diet, having the Epsom salt bath may help you to solve this problem. When dissolving in warm water, our body absorbs Epsom salt through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body.

Stress relieve

Magnesium helps to produce hormone serotonin that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Having a regular Epsom salt bath may help you to ease the stress and feel more energized.

Muscle and pain relieve

Some experts believe that Epsom salt bath helps to ease the pain and relieve inflammation. It’s often recommended to treat leg cramps and soothe muscle pain and aches.

Miraculous bath in pregnancy

Pregnant women often suffer from magnesium deficiency and leg cramps, poor digestion, sore muscles and back pain. Enjoying the warm bath with dissolved Epsom salt may help you to treat all these common pregnancy difficulties. It can also help you to soothe stretching skin and ease unwanted bloating.

If you are pregnant, always discuss it with your midwife and doctor before you will soak in the bath. Make sure, the water is warm, not too hot. It could be dangerous for your baby-to-be.

How to prepare your bath

Add two cups of Epsom salt to your bathtub with warm water and soak at least for 15 minutes. The salt will dissolve faster if you if you put it under running water.

You can buy Epsom salt in your local drugstore, grocery, natural food store or order it online. Fortunately, you can buy a large box for just a few dollars.

So what are you waiting for? Just soak in it and enjoy your bath! 🙂

And let me know how you like it!

Your,

Madeleine xx

 

 

what is body brushing

What is body brushing: Benefits & How to

Body brushing, one of the ancient Ayurvedic cleansing techniques, is an amazing beauty trick that has great health and beauty benefits. It costs literally nothing, takes only a few minutes a day, and is so easy to do. In case you’ve never heard about body brushing, let me simply explain what body brushing is and why it should become an essential part of your daily body care routine.

The Benefits of Body Brushing

Healthy, Glowing Skin:

Dry skin brushing helps to remove dead skin cells laying on the top of your skin, eliminate toxins, and unclog your pores. Your skin can breathe easily and absorb the essential nutrients you need. It’s also a good prevention of dry skin because it supports sebum secretion. As a result, you will get a smoother, healthier and more radiant skin.

Detoxify and Cleanse Your Body:

Body brushing stimulates your lymphatic system and increases blood circulation in your body. It helps to remove dead cells and other waste from your body.

Reduce Cellulite:

As a bonus, you can also reduce the appearance of unwanted cellulite! Cellulite is nothing more than fat cell deposits stored under the skin with very poor blood circulation. Regular dry brushing supports an increase blood flow in cellulite areas and loosens up fat cell deposits. How great is that!

Refresh Body and Mind:

Add body brushing into your daily morning routine followed by an alternating hot and cold shower for a while, and you won’t need your morning coffee anymore! You will feel immediately refreshed and ready to tackle your day.

How to Body Brush

Stand up in your bathtub or shower. Take a brush in your hand and start dry brushing your body at your feet working upwards in small circles. Then work from your hands towards your shoulders. Keep brushing for  at about 5 minutes. Aim to brush always towards your heart in the same direction with your lymphatic flow. Be gentle when brushing over sensitive areas. Have a shower after brushing and then apply a natural fruit oil (like coconut oil) on your skin. That’s it!

Body Brushing Tips

  • Use a good quality, natural bristle brush and, avoid synthetic ones because they can scratch your skin badly. A brush with a long handle will help you brush your back more easily.
  • Do not brush too hard. Use a more delicate brush for sensitive areas or brush with less pressure.
  • Brush lightly around cellulite areas.

As you can see, dry skin brushing has many health and beauty benefits, from softer, more beautiful and glowing skin to strengthening your immune system. So what are you waiting for? Let’s body brush! 🙂

Your,

M.