Travel Beauty Tips

As I’m traveling I thought I’d share with you my best travel beauty tips. Whether you travel by plane, train, bus, or car, traveling can take its toll on your appearance and there’s no question that traveling is stressful (especially when you’re scared of flying, like me). So, trying to look good while you’re traveling is pretty much on the top of the stress-o-meter.

With just a few travel beauty survival tips you can face your next vacation, business trip, family homecoming, or even that weekend getaway with a smile!

Use a tinted moisturizer instead of cover-up, foundation, powder, etc — they’re just not necessary and moisturizer gives you a great natural glow

  • Tidy your eyebrows
  • Liquid shimmer your foundation
  • Don’t forget a highlighter!

Pack the perfect in-flight bag;
Make sure that containers with creams, drinks, perfumes and gels not exceed 100ml, and that they all fit in one clear plastic bag. This will mean downsizing your beauty essentials. Trial sizes are also a fantastic way of getting all you need on the plane with you.


  • Lip balm
  • Hand cream
  • Eye cream
  • Eye drops
  • Skin refresher spray
  • Deodorant
  • Nail file

Do some prep work: Apply a deep-conditioning treatment before you leave — it will give your hair fantastic shine. Stay sleek: In humid conditions hair can tend to go frizzy. Comb a silicon serum through your hair before landing. Pack protection: You will be out in the elements most of the day — be it in the sun or snow, look after your locks.

It might be boring, but it’s pretty basic: avoid drugs and alcohol, try to stay away from coffee and soft drinks and eat as little as possible because the altitude and pressurization of the environment puts undue strain on the digestive system. Hydrate your body inside and out. Try herbal tea if you get tired of drinking water.

“Spritzing” the skin with a facial mist is a great way to keep skin hydrated without having to touch it. Always have a salve with you for lips and hands.

It’s very important to “exercise” on board, especially on long-haul flights.  You need to keep the blood flowing in order to prevent blood clots. Every couple of hours or so, stretch your legs by strolling the isles, or at least do leg lifts in your seat. Take advantage of the time waiting in line for the restroom by stretching and squatting a few times.
As well as moving around I use the so called “grandma sock” or compressions stockingsif you want. The compression in the stockings helps to drive blood back to the heart, reduce swelling in the feet and prevent blood clot formation.

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Patricia Streeter

    Thanks for the tips! My boyfriend (Martin) and I are planning to fly to Liberia to meet his family. I’ve flown before but the longest I’ve been on a plane is four hours. I want to make a good impression and will definitely put these tips to use.

  2. Rease

    Awesome tips. I have never used a facial spritzer, I might have to look into it. I usually carry astringent pads so I can clean my face without water and then apply moisturizer.

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