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Long haul flight beauty products / tips

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Jammygal Fri 25-Nov-16 18:36:46

Am off on a long haul flight in a couple of weeks ....any suggestions from frequent flyers for products to help ease the dehydration ??? Also any top tips/ other recommendations?

coffeecakemum Fri 25-Nov-16 18:50:38

I found this interesting.

Personally I keep Neal yard wild rose beauty balm. It can be used for both cleansing and moisturizing. Also for hands, lips and elbows.

Kirriemuir Fri 25-Nov-16 19:10:30

Lip balm, hand cream and a face moisturiser are all I need. Also tooth brush and tooth paste. Drink outs of water - that never works. I always seem to like wine on a plane!

YouWereRight Fri 25-Nov-16 19:19:44

I've used a sheet mask in the last few flights I've been on.

lozengeoflove Fri 25-Nov-16 19:27:41

coffee you must be my kindred spirit or a long lost twin. Came on here to say exactly the same thing - Lisa Eldridge, Neal's yard rose balm.

Spooky! grin

YoungPretenderMortificado Fri 25-Nov-16 19:29:41

My top tip is Diazepam. grin

QueenofLouisiana Fri 25-Nov-16 19:42:21

How long is the flight?
Twelve hours or so I take wipes and take off my make up, slap on the moisturiser. A clean t-shirt and rolled up trousers or a skirt, depending on the weather at my destination.

Twenty-four hours, I take a full change of clothes and factor in a shower if I possibly can.

I pack mascara, benefit moonbeam and lip tint.

Jammygal Fri 25-Nov-16 20:03:06

Wow great tips so far ...thanks ladies ...I'm doing 14.5 followed by 5 the next day smile
Also any suggestions for a bag thinking of getting a large tote ...what do you think ????

grimupnorthLondon Fri 25-Nov-16 20:14:31

I do a lot of work flying and take a large soft tote plus handbag. Fits my laptop, socks and pashmina, wipes, eye make up removal pads, night cream, hand cream, toothbrush/toothpaste and glasses for inflight and contact lenses, tinted moisturiser and mascara so as not to scare immigration at the other end. If I'm changing climate then black tights, sweater etc as appropriate. And if it is more than 9 hours or so clean underwear! I don't like wheelie laptop bags - ugly and awkward. And soft bags can often fit beside/beneath your seat during flight or under the seat in front if you're at the back of the bus.

chipsandpeas Fri 25-Nov-16 20:15:12

dont wear make up, take moistureiser and wipes toothbrush and toothpaste or at least mouthwash

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 26-Nov-16 06:15:16

I hoard freebie sachets for just this purpose- also smaller and fits in the clear plastic bag of doom to get through security.
Long haul I travel make up free but take moisturiser/a mask/ caudalie ( or similar) spray, lip balm and hand cream. Then a small amount of powder/mascara/blush because I look absolutely haggard after flying, no matter how much water I drink.
YY to diazepam! I bloody hate flying.

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 26-Nov-16 06:18:39

I also pack 2 bags, one with toiletries, kindle, glasses, contact lenses, tissues, iPod etc in to put under seat and the other with spare crap that goes in the overhead locker. Because there is a special place in hell for people who get up 20 times during a flight and climb over me to get things out of the locker.

violetbunny Sat 26-Nov-16 06:32:36

I usually take the following:
- makeup remover wipes (just a couple in a ziplock bag)
- gentle cream cleanser
- small flannel-sized microfibre towel (its no fun drying your face with paper towels, and this folds up teeny tiny)
- hyaluronic acid serum (great for dehydration)
- moisturiser
- toothbrush & toothpaste
- facial spray decanted into a small spray bottle (Clinique moisture surge facial spray is good)
- deodorant wipes

Depending where I am going, I sometimes apply some light makeup as well before getting off the plane. My advice for makeup is to avoid anything involving brushes for minimal fuss. Bobbi Brown make some awesome products or this purpose, my favourites are:
- foundation stick or BB cream
- Touch up stick concealer or Retouching pencil
- Pot Rouge (works on both lips & cheeks)
- eyeshadow sticks
- gel eyeliner pencils (don't need sharpening)
- waterproof eyebrow pencil (also doesn't require sharpening)

Hope that helps...

coffeecakemum Sat 26-Nov-16 07:01:36

Lozenge smile yes that is spooky.

Jammygal Sat 26-Nov-16 16:45:42

Brilliant suggestions....thank you.....any other recommendations for bags etc and also any tips for comfort?

specialsubject Sat 26-Nov-16 18:14:13

drink lots of water - take an empty bottle through security and fill at a tap before boarding. Keep passport, phone and wallet in pockets until airborne, and then again before landing.

loose comfy clothes, trainers. Zip up bag with no wheels or added dead weight.

do not use or spray anything that smells of anything. You may make someone nearby vomit. Planes are smelly enough without civet-cat-arse adding to it. Please no perfume of any sort!

Jammygal Sun 27-Nov-16 17:50:18

Thanks so much for all your help getting stuff together as much as I trying to find the meals yard balm now.....any more tips????

coffeecakemum Sun 27-Nov-16 19:29:18

Flight socks, paracetamol just in case, headphones if you don't like the ones your get, book/iPad etc.

TronaldDump Sun 27-Nov-16 19:35:13

Bare essentials: lots of water, tooth brush and paste, lansinoh for lips, light moisturiser and some decent hand cream. Nothing beats lansinoh for dry/chapped lips! Wipes are handy too.

Iammymother Sun 27-Nov-16 19:45:20

Not really S&B but I always wear flight socks for LH. As well as reducing DVT risk you avoid elephant feet and ankles.
I never wear contact lenses on a plane but do take daily disposables to put in an arrival.
Sleeping tablets, noise cancelling headphones and layers are my tips. Ideally an upgrade to a flat bed.

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