Sunday, 24 May 2015

Pre long-haul flight prep

I'm off to LA tomorrow so this week's Sunday Facial had to have a little more 'oomph' than usual - I thought the rest of me also deserved a little more TLC.*


Flying is one of the most dehydrating things I do to my body. I prep like I'm trying to blow up a raisin with moisture.
I cleansed as normal then went straight in with Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, a really easy and gentle way to resurface if you have particularly sensitive skin - it goes on like jelly and hardens like egg white. I then applied Chantecaille's Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Masks to work while the Tata was on. I left both for 15-20 then removed the eye masks and washed off the Tata with warm water and flannel as per usual.
The next is easy and simple. Straight on with Kate Somerville Age Arrest, let that absorb for a few minutes then apply Sebagh Hydrating Mask on top.
That's my skincare for the day. I don't take them off, I just apply more as and when they're absorbed.


Post-showering and leg shaving (no time for waxing over here) I went straight in with Rahua Body Lotion on the upper body followed by Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion. I save my expensive body lotions for traveling/extra treats - I use mostly budget normally.
After that, it's self-tanner time - and in this case Michael Kors is my go-to. I just like it and it suits my skin.
Body done, hair then gets some Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum which I just apply all across the top of my hairline and in the front of my parting. Years of blow-drying take their toll so I try and just give my hair some help when I have time. I've been using Phyto 7 (and 9) ever since I was first trained in it nearly 20 years ago in SpaceNK. It's a leave-in treatment so whenever I know I don't have to blow dry, I try and apply this as an apology to my hair for the bleach and blowdrying! My hair then stays in a loose bun all day, with occasional shakeouts and reapplication.
Finish off with a little lip treatment from Clinique All About Lips and that's me hydrated to the max.
If you hug me you'll probably slide off. ;)

Tomorrow: What's in my long haul beauty travel kit?



*basically means I shaved my legs

17 comments:

  1. This is me to a tea I prepare my face especially like it's going to go to war before a flight. Then once on the flight it's all action stations like my face depends on it though I always get a couple of whiteheads. My partner thinks iv lost the plot every time we fly

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  2. Thanks for this Caroline! I'm going on my first very long-haul trip in two weeks time, and am already panicking about how I'm going to keep my temperamental skin under control with all the flights and very hot weather ... really looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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  3. I am flying from NYC to the Middle East on Wednesday. My plan is to do masks like this from now until then, and then to head onto the plane with the same sort of mask action on my face. Will be armed with Clinique Moisture Surge travel-size spray and a mask or two for topping up. Any other tips, besides drinking shedloads of water?

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    1. Definitely use an oil on the plane as well! Love Clarins Beauty SOS as it's light & layer-able. I usually do a cleanse, P50, spritz, oil, SK-II mask & then chill out with some mint tea.

      I literally thought I was the only one who went so crazy before the flight! That Clarins moisture rich body moisturizer is such a great shout - they sell it in the ginormous bottles for really good prices at duty free too!

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  4. Caroline, what are your prevention tips for breakouts caused by flying? Thanks, and have a safe and happy journey!

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  5. Im really curious about the Grow Gorgeous serum - do you find it is helping with hair density and growth? It look like you have a pretty full head of hair to begin with, but I'd love your thoughts as someone who is currently fighting hair thinning (and Im only 31) and already had thin fine hair to begin with. I've wasted so much money on systems like Nioxin that I am tentative now.

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    1. Saw your post on thinning hair and wanted to share a product my hair dresser raves about and my hubs recently started using for thinning hair. Look up DS Laboratories (Google) based in Miami, they sell on amazon now too. She said Revita shampoo, you'll need a conditioner to match if long hair. And the spray on product that accompanies it as a leave in after-she swears it grows new hair you can tell in the first 4 weeks of use. My husband just started a week ago so too early for me to tell. Good luck!

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  6. burger recommendations for la: in-in-out and umami burger

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  7. *basically means shaved legs - LOL this is so me. It's winter here and my legs are out of sight 100% of the time so why bother? I only have fine hair anyway (haha any excuse will do). This Kate Sommerville mask looks lovely, I have been eyeing it off for a while, but haven't taken the plunge yet.

    The Beauty Bloss

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  8. Ooh I need to try that hair serum! I've been looking for ages for a good one and this sounds perfect!

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  9. I'm the same with expensive body treatments! Keep them on top and moisturise with something cheaper on the legs. Have been using rosehip oil on my décolletage and arms for a few weeks and quite like the results. I was about to throw it out as I prefer Sunday Riley oils on my face...but it's been a great 'recycle'.

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  10. Thanks Caroline! Always like seeing how you do your at-home facials.
    Have a good flight and have fun in LA!!!

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  11. If I Paypal you will you bring me back some KS Goat Milk Cream?


    ... Only half joking :)

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  12. Do you not find that putting on fake tan within 24 hours of applying body lotion that the fake tan doesn't take to your skin as well as it should and can be quite pale or not come out at all?

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  13. Love the sound of the Tata Harper Resurfacing and Sebagh Hydrating masks. x

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  14. I second the Umami burger. Amazing.

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  15. Girl better stock up on P50 1970 :-)

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