How to Keep Up Appearances When Traveling
When traveling, it can be quite difficult to look and feel good. For starters, you’re hauling heavy luggage filled with everything you feel is necessary to make your trip go smoothly. So, even with rolling luggage, you feel like a pile of mush after a few hours.
Then, you’re in a new environment and you need to figure out where the closest convenience stores and pharmacies are in case you need anything else. Plus, you’re already probably spending a lot of money on travel. Then, you get there and realize you forgot your favorite perfume or favorite shoes.
So, now you’re stuck smelling like socks and you can’t even go to a fancy restaurant because all you have are flip flops and walking shoes. Not to mention, half of your clothes are now wrinkled meaning you have to hope there is an iron in your room or you must request it from the front desk then return it after you’ve ironed.
So, instead of getting started on your trip, you’re stuck ironing and wondering where you can buy a new pair of shoes–something you didn’t put in your budget. Well, you don’t have to feel completely worn out. Here are some tips to help you look and feel good as you travel.
Try to sleep
Especially on long flights, try to get as much rest as you can. If you are traveling across the world, try to book a flight that leaves when it’s close to your bed time. This way, you will fall asleep naturally and wake up just before landing. Watching too many in-flight movies, playing games or reading novels back-to-back can make you look washed out and puffy.
When you do take a nap, put on some extra eye cream to make the most of your down time. Also, use eye drops to lubricate your eyes and get rid of the redness. If your skin looks sallow, dust a light coating of shimmer powder all over your face.
Before landing, apply concealer under your eyes and around your nose. Then, punch up your cheeks with pink blush. Now, all you need is tinted lip balm to finish your landing look. You should also put your sunglasses on to hide any evidence of a long flight. It will also make you feel less self-conscious.
Essentials when RVing
Many people find traveling by RV a bit more convenient than flying. The reason is you always have a place to sleep, you don’t have to worry about hotels or TSA security checks. You don’t feel cramped, and you can stop at as many places as you like along the way.
Nonetheless, you still need to keep things organized. Since you don’t have to live out of your luggage, you can pack more items than you would when flying. Yet, you want to make sure they’re easy to find and stored efficiently. According to an article from Outdoorsy, you can install a towel rod low along the wall of the tub to keep your beauty items such as lotions, soaps and shampoos in place.
It’s hard to travel when you are only allowed to pack so much before you have to pay an arm and a leg. Plus, it’s no fun toting heavy luggage around. So, it’s important to wear loose and comfortable clothing that lets your skin breathe. You don’t want to be on a long flight with your pant buttons pinching your muffin top. And, you will probably eat a bit more on a trip. So, you don’t want your outfits ripping apart at the seams because you’ve gone off your diet for a week or more.
Keep your outfits simple and within a similar color family so that you can mix and match. If you have a meeting when you land, pack your work clothes in your carry on to keep them from getting wrinkled. You should also dress in layers so that you can add or remove clothing items, depending on the weather.
Traveling is a joy for most people, but it can also be a pain and cause your appearance to falter. The good news is with the above tips, you can still look great.