18 Travel Beauty Tips -- to Go
5. Add Some Shimmer
Does traveling leave you feeling a bit green in the gills? Perk up a tired or sallow complexion with a soft shimmer powder or cream, says Joyce Carboni, founder and director of Skinsational Skin and Body Spa in San Diego. Stroke it lightly on the tops of cheeks, bridge of the nose, and lips for an instant pick-me-up no matter how tired (or queasy) you feel. Or use a combination of cream blush and lip balm to add color and moisture without dehydrating skin.
6. Skip Long-Lasting Lipsticks
To give lips color that will last through your trip, skip the long-lasting lipsticks -- they'll only dehydrate and parch your mouth. Instead, Crimson says, color your lips with several coats of a lip stain, let dry, then top with a clear gloss. Reapply the gloss throughout the trip and your lips will look "just-made-up" fresh.
7. Apply Lip Treatment Liberally
You can further protect your kisser by packing a lip treatment in your carry-on bag and using it liberally while traveling, says Silverjet Airlines flight attendant Danielle Easton. Her one flying "must have": "A medicated lip balm, because it won't rub your lipstick off and it keeps lips hydrated while flying," she says. It also works on bus and train rides, she says, when high heat or air conditioning can also cause lips to feel dehydrated.
8. Chill Out Puffy Eyes
To reduce under-eye puffiness after a long trip, Pam Inman, American Hotel Lodging Association vice president and chief operating officer, says to put crushed ice in a washcloth and apply it under the eyes. "It's an automatic wake-up call that makes you look and feel immediately fresher."
9. Perk Up Your Peepers
Watching back-to-back in-flight movies, or reading that paperback novel cover to cover, can also cause you to arrive at your destination with red, watery, not-so-attractive eyes. To avoid it, Los Angeles image consultant Allison Dickson, founder of TheA-List.com, says don't forget to bring eyedrops. "They will lubricate and soothe eyes if you're reading or watching a movie, and refresh and wake up your eyes if you nap," she says.