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Sure, being able to travel is amazing, but traveling itself is no spa day.
The average American’s holiday journey is a whopping 275 miles long, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Losing beauty sleep to wake up before the crack of dawn only to realize there’s been a flight delay and then having to sit through a long plane ride can drain a woman mentally and physically. The same can be said for enduring long car rides that seem to last forever.
No matter how and where you're traveling, a few simple tips can help make for a better experience.
Here are five ways to stay refreshed when you’re on the go:
1. Invest in a facial mist.
Facial mists in the United States at this point are considered one of those extraneous products only found in the purses of fashion magazine editors and makeup artists, but they’re as necessary as sunscreen in Korea, a country that’s all about skin care.
Facial mists can help bring your skin back to life after long hours of travel as well as add some extra nutrients like açai berry antioxidants and aloe vera. With just a few sprays, a facial mist can help hydrate and brighten your skin. They can be used with and without makeup, and can be bought in travel sized bottles, so no one is forced to watch their mist be thrown out by TSA.
Sitting in a plane or car means not moving for a while. Take advantage of that time by applying lotion to your hands and covering them with gloves for a while. This allows the lotion to better penetrate the skin, leaving softer, smoother hands sans gloves. The same can be done for feet. Try this out at home first before flying or driving, as some may feel more uncomfortable doing this on their journey.
3. Deep condition in secret
A quick glance around an airport shows an abundance of sweatpants, comfy sweaters, and top-knots. If hair is going to be thrown into a bun or a hat, it’s qualified for a deep condition. Before leaving the house, coat damp hair in a modest amount of deep conditioning product. Blow dry to keep it manageable, and then tie it up and let time do the rest.
4. Try a sheet mask.
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