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One of the only downsides of traveling as much as I do is the constant jetlag. I get it pretty bad, but over the years, I’ve figured out some remedies that work really well for me. There are a few key tricks on how to fight jetlag and the first one is to stay up. No matter how bad you want to sleep that first day when you arrive at your destination (which is almost always in the morning), you just can’t. It’s vital to get on this new schedule as soon as you possibly can.
Of course, that lack of sleep isn’t going to be doing your face and skin any favors. Not to mention the major dehydration that occurs when you fly. It’s not a flattering–or healthy–combo. So, tip number two is to drink that water! This is something I always make sure to do every morning and every night no matter what. I make it part of my morning beauty routine and part of my nighttime beauty routine. But it is especially important for fighting jetlag. Staying hydrated is my number one beauty tip of all time. It makes such a huge difference in your skin!
Now for my favorite tip on how to fight jetlag: moisturize! On my last flight, I didn’t moisturize as much as I usually do and the skin on my face was literally flaking off. I do not have dry skin at all. In fact, if anything, it’s closer to oily than dry. As soon as I realized it was happening, I pulled out my Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and put it on. Dry skin is the last thing I want because dry skin = wrinkles. Here’s a little secret: whether you’re young, old, travel the world, or stay at home, you need to moisturize. It’s all about finding the right product for your specific needs. For me, that is the Micro-Sculpting Cream at night and when I’m traveling.
I absolutely love that richly moisturized feeling when I put it on. It’s not one of those products you put on and then it feels like there’s nothing on your face. There’s a time and a place for those kinds of products (if that sounds like more your style, or you have normal to oily skin, then you should check out Olay Regenerist Whip!), but this formula is luxuriously rich and creamy. It’s pure heavenly hydration! I also want to mention the scent. I personally love it, but if you’re sensitive to fragrances, Olay does offer fragrance-free in both the Micro-Sculpting Cream and Whip.
I will say, there is something about the Whip I really love: it’s multi-functional. I am all about a good double duty product! When I’m constantly on the go and rushing to run out the door, I’ll use my Whip instead of the Micro-Sculpting Cream on those days since it acts as a moisturizer and primer. Plus, it absorbs more quickly than the Micro-Sculpting Cream, so I can move from one step to the other in a flash. Anytime I’m wearing makeup at night, like when I’m going out to dinner or a nice evening cocktail, I use Whip because I love how light it feels under makeup. Whatever the occasion, using the right moisturizer always makes a huge difference in my appearance, which is always needed when my sleep schedule is off!
When I head back after a trip, I always land at night…and can’t sleep. There are two things I have found that always help me sleep: lavender essential oil and a good sleep mask. Not only do I use these both once I get home, but I also use them on the plane. Although I can’t sleep on planes, the lavender essential oil helps me relax and the sleep mask does the same.
What are your best beauty tips on how to fight jetlag?
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