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Skincare Secrets For Long Flights

Let’s face it, there’s nothing glamorous about a 22-hour flight across the globe.

To make skin feel a little more relaxed, why not invest in some quality products which will fight against those dreaded dry patches. Below are just a few holy grail tips involving thermal water to cold creams to save your skin.

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Makeup-free

Rather than packing on each layer of foundation, blush, bronzer, and highlighter for the long trip, stick to something light and hydrating for your skin. If you just can’t stand the thought of going make-up free, use a light tinted moisturiser to even out your skin tone. They are usually packed with skin-loving vitamins and minerals which won’t result in dry patches.

Keep hydrated

To avoid dry, flakey skin, use a thermal water or face wipe to refresh during the trip. Pressed thermal water is great for your skin because it’s pure, and won’t disrupt the state of your foundation or eye makeup. Keep a small can in your carry-on luggage, and spritz your face every few hours.

Dry oil

Use a multi-purpose dry oil on both your face and body to keep skin feeling fresh and energised. You only need a few drops, and your skin will feel hydrated for hours! Ideal for women who suffer from dry and sensitive skin.

Apply a mask

A hydrating moisturiser is the one of the best ways to avoid dry patches, and treat your skin at the same time. Simply apply over clean, dry skin, then just sit back and relax! Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, and take any excess product and pat into your neck.

Lip balm

Always pack a moisturising lip balm to soothe dry, cracked lips. Use a stick version as opposed to a tub which is more hygienic.

Use a cold cream

Ever heard of a cold cream before? These products are known to be super-hydrating for all skin types, and can be used in a number of ways. Apply onto your face as a hydrating mask, decrease puffy eyes, apply onto your hands, and even use it to remove your makeup. A tube of this stuff in your luggage is sure to be a lifesaver.

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5 Items Every Bride Needs On Her Wedding Day

If you are a bride-to-be, don’t miss out on packing the essentials on your wedding day. We have created the ultimate survival kit packed with the absolute must-haves which every bride needs before walking down the aisle.

Choose a small, discrete clutch to store some of these products which you and all the bridesmaids will be using throughout the entire day.

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Thermal water

Especially if you suffer from extremely dry skin, or your wedding is taking place in a hot, humid climate, then this is most definitely the number one essential. Use it as a toner before applying makeup, setting your fake-tan in place, adjusting your hair, or even applying over your body to cool down before walking down the aisle. Almost all thermal waters are all the same, and don’t contain any nasty additives, so they are perfect to use on your wedding day!

Plasters

Just in case. Your shoes might terrorise your feet throughout the entire day, and it’s always better to carry around a pack of plasters in your survival kit. Choose a waterproof formula which is best because it sticks to sweaty feet (gross, but true), and they will be your holy grail.

Deodorant

While a deodorant might seem like a no-brainer, this is such an important product you should never forget to pack. Just think about standing out in the heat all day long! A spray is easy to use, and won’t stain your dress unlike a roll-on formula which sometimes leaves a nasty white residue on clothes. Quickly dab the area with a tissue to remove an excess product after each application.

Eye drops

Can you imagine all the crying you and the bridesmaids will be doing during the speeches and ceremony? A pack of mini eyedrops are a must-have since they will remove any redness, and won’t show that you were crying in the wedding photos. Phew!

Blotting paper

If you suffer from oily skin, then blotting paper should be one of the first items to add into your kit. These thin pieces of paper soak-up any oil on the surface of the skin, and create a flawless base for pictures. No need to carry around a translucent powder which will only make your face look thick and cakey.

What are some of your essentials?

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Benefits of Thermal Water For Your Skin

Thermal water has been easily accessible in the French pharmacy for the past few years – with many people travelling from all over the world to own this cheap and cheerful product on their skin. But what exactly can thermal water do for your skin?

Tap water or thermal water?

While we use tap water every single day to wash our face, it can also have a damaging effect if you’re looking at the long-term. Tap water contains many heavy metals such as lead, zinc, magnesium and copper which break-down the collagen in your skin and could potentially lead to premature ageing. On the other hand, facial water is derived from thermal springs – which means that this is some of the purest water you can ever find in the world. Thermal waters do not contain chemicals, chlorine or any other additives which could damage the look and feel of your skin.

How to apply thermal water

Thermal water can be used for a variety of ways in your own specific skincare routine. Here are just a few ways to get the most out of your thermal water:

Toner: Use thermal water as a facial toner by spraying a bit of the product directly on your face, then waiting for it to soak into the skin. You can also spray the product into a cotton pad, and apply in circular motions on your cheeks, chin, forehead and t-zone area. Follow up with your moisturiser or facial oils.

Refresh: If you’re feeling hot and sweaty, spray the thermal water lightly over your face to instantly cool down. Perfect to bring into your carry-on luggage especially if you’re travelling through countries which are dry and humid.

Cleanser: Get rid of that extra bit of makeup by spraying some product onto your face, then dabbing with a cotton pad. This will effectively remove makeup residue from subborn areas of the face such as eyebrows, hairline and lips.

Do I have to wash it off?

No. Unlike other cleansers or skincare products, thermal water doesn’t need to be washed off the skin before going to bed. There are no additives which damage the skin, and it is even suitable for people with all skin types (even sensitive skin). Some thermal waters even contain sulphur and selenium which have been proven to help people suffering from eczema.

Your skin needs to feel hydrated, otherwise dry patches can result around the t-zone, cheeks and chin which can potentially cause premature lines and wrinkles. Give your face a quick spritz if you’re in a dry environment such as in the office or on a long plane journey.

Where can I buy it from?

  • La Roche-Posay Thermal Water, $7.99
  • Avène Thermal Spring Water, $7.99
  • Eau Thermal Uriage Water Spray, $10.99

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