By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern
Travelling overnight is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you can arrive at a destination while multi-tasking with getting some sleep, but on the other hand, it’s hard to arrive feeling like you look your best. Here are a few beauty tricks you can implement to make the most of your red-eye travelling—whether you’re going by plane, train or car—so that you can pamper yourself while getting a little shut-eye and still arrive looking fantastic.
Pamper your locks with a leave-in-conditioner and style it with a chic updo—slick pony tail, structured bun or wrap your hair in a scarf. Not only will this look put together and nourish your hair overnight, but it will also keep frizz at bay and prevent static hair (especially on a plane).
While idle overnight, give your hands a nice moisturizing treatment by taking some heavy cream and cotton gloves. Right before getting some sleep, make sure to lather the rich cream and put on the gloves so you wake up with soft hands. The gloves help retain moisture and prevent your surroundings from getting oily.
Staying hydrated is the key to looking great no matter what. If you’re up in the air, remember that the cabin pressure on a plane has only about 10% humidity making the air you breathe dry. Make sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and caffeine—both of which can further dehydrate you.
We’ve established that travelling can leave you dehydrated so pack up a thick rich cream or a small vile of your favorite oil (argan, olive, etc). Before snoozing off, apply a layer to your clean face so you wake up with a fresh glow. Note: For your convenience, take a makeup-removing cleansing wipe so you can wipe off (and easily dispose of) any residue from your face before moisturizing.
Soften and exfoliate your lips by applying a generous layer of Vaseline, oil or thick balm before going to sleep. You may wake up with a white residue lining your lips—that’s the dead skin—so make sure to easily remove it by rubbing a napkin across your lips!
Invest in a sleep eye mask and noise cancelling headset—especially if you’re on public transport—to ensure you get your beauty sleep. Why? A study published in the British Medical Journal found that individuals who had a good night’s rest were rated more attractive than when they were sleep deprived.
Avoid heavy makeup at the start of your journey. Keeping it simple means you have less to wipe off when you doze and less to worry about in regards to smudging. Twenty minutes before arriving at your destination, apply a basic makeup look so you look fresh. A few tricks of the trade include: lining your eyes with a nude liner makes eyes seem well rested; a fresh coat of mascara will make your eyes seem bright; a layer of sunscreen is a must before stepping out; and dab on concealer under and around your eyes.
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