Traveling this Holiday Season?
My husband does not like to fly. A previous position required him to fly around the country at least once a week and for several days out of each week; So needless to say – he abhors it.
I love to travel, especially by plane – it gets me where I want to go and gets me there fast…well usually. This morning, the fog is very heavy at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport – delaying flights for an hour or more. I’m happy to say that I’m not flying today.
Do you scramble at the last minute to pack for a trip and find you are still up in the wee hours of the morning before your flight? Sound familiar?
Plan your itinerary, clothing and toiletries well in advance. Set aside an area where you can lay out your travel items and check them off your list (you do make a list, yes?). If you need help packing light and efficiently, contact me below.
I just found this very cool carry-on roll bag designed for dressier clothing to keep them wrinkle free by the time they arrive at your destination – the Skyroll Garment Bag. After reading the article of pros and cons, I’m definitely going to purchase one. You just might want to consider one too should you be traveling out of town for a very important business meeting, a formal event, i.e. wedding or ball.
An item I cannot travel without is my universal portable power pack. It has been a lifesaver for our cell phones! You can charge up to two devices simultaneously. It is compact and easy-to use.
The pressure of readying for travel can create stress, breaking down the immune system, which wreaks havoc on our bodies and definitely will show up on our skin. We can take precautions to prepare by remembering to take care of ourselves prior to, during and post trip. Drink plenty of water, eat healthful foods, exercise and get plenty of sleep.
Antioxidants are a must for the traveler. Antioxidants work to help prevent damage before it happens. Antioxidants come in a variety of forms. Minerals and vitamins with antioxidant values are nutrient antioxidants. The USDA’s study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2004) lists black currants, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, grapes, peppers and spinach as among the top 20 foods containing high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants. Mother is right – eat your fruits and vegetables.
Topical antioxidants are important because only a small percentage of antioxidant rich foods we eat reach the skin (they provide nutrients internally). Topical antioxidants build up the skin’s natural defenses to combat the occurrence of free radical activity.
Confident Image offers Kara Vita’s high-quality, potent antioxidant rich cleansers, moisturizers, masks specifically designed for skin types. Airplane air is not of high quality and is very dry. A plane’s air filter ventilation system does not capture all contaminants and germs in the recirculated cabin air. Two products I highly recommend are the Antioxidant Treatment and the Face Essential Moisturizer w/SPF/15. Your skin will be moisturized and protected from the elements. Contact me below to schedule a free facial and to select the right antioxidant for you.
Ladies, I highly recommend blinc tube mascara. Your lashes will look as good when you arrive at your destination as they did when you first applied blinc and headed out the door. This unique mascara forms tiny long-lasting, no-smudge, water-resistant ‘tubes’ around your lashes. Won’t run, smudge, clump or flake. Only when you are ready for removal, the tubes will effortlessly slide off your lashes into your hand without the use of a makeup remover. Ideal for sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers and any active person. Pre-Order your 3-pc blinc Holiday Collection: Mascara, Primer & Heated Lash Curler. Add on the unique Eyeliner and receive a FREE gift. Interested? Contact me before December 3rd
Happy, safe holiday travels.