BEAUTY 101: THE LONGER ROUTE
KEEPING UP WITH YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE CAN SEEM LIKE A LOT OF WORK WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING. WE KNOW, WE’VE BEEN THERE! WHILE TAKING SHORTCUTS MAY SEEM LIKE THE EASIEST WAY TO GO ABOUT IT, THESE MYTHS WILL PROVE WHY SOMETIMES IT’S BEST TO PUT IN THE EXTRA EFFO
Is your travelling beauty hack doing more harm than good? We give you the answer!
MYTH 1: HYDRATING IS EASIER WITH A FACE MIST INSTEAD OF A MOISTURISER
When you’re high up in the sky, the air you breathe is extremely dry. In fact, the low level of humidity that you get is from the breaths of the passengers that are circulated throughout the flight. So with the environment being what it is in the plane, your skin is exposed to extreme dryness, which is worse on long-haul flights. When this happens, using a face mist to rehydrate your skin may seem like a natural thing to do. However, water evaporates faster in a dry environment and this will take more moisture off the top layer of your skin. Use a rich moisturiser instead as it will absorb much better into your skin!
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MYTH 2: DRY SHAMPOO WORKS GREAT IN CLEANING YOUR HAIR
Washing and shampooing your hair is a luxury you can’t afford when you’re travelling from one place to another, so turn to a dry shampoo to keep your hair looking fresh. We love how it absorbs oil easily and how great it is to use for styling second-day hair. However, trouble may arise if your scalp easily sweats from all that walking you do as dry shampoo can irritate your scalp and hair when it’s mixed with moisture. Make time to wash your hair at least once every three days!
MYTH 3: COFFEE IS GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK MORE ALIVE
Travelling is tiring. When you’re a tourist, your goal is to cover as many places as you can, which is taxing on your body. And to counter this, you may pick up a few cups of coffee along the way for an energy boost. While this may work, keep in mind that too much caffeine dehydrates the body and has adirect effect on your skin, causing inflammation and premature ageing. Consider this; for every cup of coffee you’re going to have, flush it out by ingesting the same amount of water.
MYTH 4: A PONYTAIL IS THE EASIEST STYLE TO ROCK ON HOLIDAY
Putting your hair up in a high ponytail gives you a chic and polished look while taking less than a minute to create. So what gives? Well, despite the convenience of it, the style is one of the most damaging ones due to the pressure to the roots. Also, consider the type of hair band you use. The elastic hair tie grips hair tightly and frays the hair shaft if you use it daily. If you must wear your hair up all the time, alter the pressure points of where you tie your hair or use clips to lessen the stress to your roots.
MYTH 5: TOOTHPASTE IS GREAT FOR A LITTLE ACNE BUSTING
You’ve probably heard this from an older relative or even a close friend, but be warned; toothpaste is really aggressive and can irritate your skin, especially if it’s sensitive, which is why it’s made for your teeth. It contains sodium fluoride, a well-known skin irritant, that’s put in toothpaste as an antibacterial agent. You may actually cause more damage and darkening to your skin than before.
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