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

Female (Malaysia) - - FEMALE NOVEMBER 2018 -

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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