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Beauty
Published Monday Dec 02, 2019 by Celeste Thomas

In-flight Skincare Tips This Beauty Blogger Swears By

Beauty
Skincare
Expert Advice

Braving the overcrowded airport for some much needed festive QT? Wouldn’t you like to arrive at Grandma’s house fresh-faced and glowy? If you answered yes to any of the preceding q’s, you won’t want to miss these four in-flight skincare tips.


We love seeing family for the holidays, but air travel can take a serious toll on the skin! Airplane cabin air is extremely dry and sucks the hydrating water content right out of your skin. Studies show that most cabin air is at about 20% humidity, 10% lower than a Las Vegas summer. Not to worry loves, there are a few easy travel hacks to keep you looking fresh as a first winter snow.

Travel with a reusable water bottle

Having your own reusable water bottle is essential to getting enough liquid to support your skin’s hydration level. We suggest filling (and refilling) a 12oz or larger bottle and drinking half of your body weight in ounces over the course of the travel day.

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Travel with a reusable water bottle

Having your own reusable water bottle is essential to getting enough liquid to support your skin’s hydration level. We suggest filling (and refilling) a 12oz or larger bottle and drinking half of your body weight in ounces over the course of the travel day.

Don’t wear makeup on the plane

Covering your skin with a layer of makeup during a drying flight can clog pores with environmental toxins and bacteria contributing to irritation and breakouts.

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Don’t wear makeup on the plane

Covering your skin with a layer of makeup during a drying flight can clog pores with environmental toxins and bacteria contributing to irritation and breakouts.

 Avoid plane food

Not that you were looking forward to it anyway, but plane food is chock-full of sodium that can cause unwanted puffiness and swelling. Pack healthy low sodium snacks like cut veggies, unsalted nuts, and fresh fruit to support your skin.

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 Avoid plane food

Not that you were looking forward to it anyway, but plane food is chock-full of sodium that can cause unwanted puffiness and swelling. Pack healthy low sodium snacks like cut veggies, unsalted nuts, and fresh fruit to support your skin.

Have an in-flight skincare routine

Keep skin clean and hydrated with some essential products. This skincare routine replenishes skin with natural ingredients to give you a serious glow. *Check current TSA guidelines regarding product size regulations to avoid tossing out your favorite skin savers. 

 

Step 1: Cleanse your skin with gentle face wipes.
Step 2: Use a mist to prepare the skin to absorb all of the hydrators you are about to apply. 
Step 3: Use a sheet mask to replenish water loss. 
Step 4: Use a moisturizer to lock in hydration and protect the skin from the elements.
 

With these simple steps in place, you’ll get off the plane looking your best, prepped and ready to take on any holiday gathering. Bon voyage, you glowy goddess you, now go and get that cocktail you deserve for all your trouble. And check out these healthy habits to try on your trip!

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Have an in-flight skincare routine

Keep skin clean and hydrated with some essential products. This skincare routine replenishes skin with natural ingredients to give you a serious glow. *Check current TSA guidelines regarding product size regulations to avoid tossing out your favorite skin savers. 

 

Step 1: Cleanse your skin with gentle face wipes.
Step 2: Use a mist to prepare the skin to absorb all of the hydrators you are about to apply. 
Step 3: Use a sheet mask to replenish water loss. 
Step 4: Use a moisturizer to lock in hydration and protect the skin from the elements.
 

With these simple steps in place, you’ll get off the plane looking your best, prepped and ready to take on any holiday gathering. Bon voyage, you glowy goddess you, now go and get that cocktail you deserve for all your trouble. And check out these healthy habits to try on your trip!

Celeste Thomas
Written by
Celeste Thomas
Holistic Skincare Expert
About the author
Celeste Thomas is a registered nurse and holistic skincare expert. Her genetically acne-prone skin is the vehicle for her devout exploration into the ever-evolving skincare industry. Celeste utilizes her medical expertise, passion for holistic wellness, and her constant quest for knowledge to meticulously comb through the noise to find what truly works. Celeste aims to inspire unconditional skin confidence on her instagram @thetruespoon and blog The True Spoon through skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more.
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Beauty
Published Thursday Oct 08, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Gratuity Guide: How to Tip a Hair Stylist (and Show You Care)

Beauty

Tipping. While it can be a taboo topic that no one really wants to talk about publicly, the fact is, it’s a very important one that shouldn’t (and can’t) be avoided. This is all too true, especially now, when it comes to beauty services. Even before, “all of this” happened, there appeared to be some ambiguity about exactly how much to tip, when, what’s a respectable amount, and why. Now that we’ve tried our best at #homebeauty, it’s time to head back to the salons, spas, and other boutique beauty businesses (if you haven’t already). We’re here to guide you through gratuity in the new normal and why tipping a little extra to show your stylists and service providers you care during this tough time is the right thing to do.  

To make sure we get you all the right answers, we asked around about it (so you don’t have to). Turns out, our Instagram followers had a lot to say about how to tip your stylists and show them some extra love right now. 

Here’s what you think: 


You’ve already been tipping more 

79% of you said you’ve been tipping more for beauty services recently. We’re all so grateful for our stylists—with split ends, grown-out roots, out-of-control brows, and terrible home-cut bangs to prove it. And now that many of us can return to our salons and spas, we’re appreciating the ones who help us feel beautiful even more right now. 


But, how much more? 

We got a range of responses to this question. Some said they tip 5% more than they previously did, and many said 25%-35% total! Not only are these stylists actual artists, but they’re providing services we just can’t do ourselves. On top of that, many had to close their doors for several months, many were displaced as their salons shut down for good, and all of them are trying their best to get back to a sense of normalcy and do what they do best—help us look and feel beautiful. So, take this as a guide. Tip what you can but remember how much these wonderful people do for us.

New services are not top priority (yet) 

When it comes to trying new services, 69% of you gave it a big fat NO, while 31% remain intrigued. It makes sense that many would stick to their go-tos right now, as salons are just starting to reopen in some areas or may not be open yet at all.  

Depending on where you live and your overall health, you might be sticking with the bare minimum for now. But if your city has put in place safe reopening guidelines and measures, and you feel ready to head back out there, you can do so safely at a Mindbody salon. And you may be interested in trying out some new services right now as a way to show your local salons some extra support. If that’s you, browse beauty on the Mindbody app—and filter your categories to find out what’s out there.

Why retail therapy is important

Another way you can support your stylists right now? Shopping. It’s the safest way to show them some love without actually going in for a treatment. Many salons offer pre-payment on the Mindbody app and curbside pickup or a plethora of shipping methods, so you can keep contact to a minimum as much as possible. Plus, they have some pretty great stuff. If you need to invest in a good shampoo—especially because you haven’t gotten your hair done in months—so why not buy it from your stylist?  According to our poll, it’s a pretty even split. 55% of you haven’t bought any products yet, while the other 45% have been shopping away. If you’re part of that 55, consider checking out your salon’s product offerings (you might see something you like)

Anything else? 

Finally, we asked you all open-endedly how else you’re supporting your stylists right now. We got a lot of great answers. There was a lot of overlap, but we thought you might like to see some of the ones that stood out. So, if we didn’t cover it all so far, we’re about to—because you all are awesome and you did it for us. Here are some of the great ideas you had: 
    •    “Paying in advance!” 

    •    “Being more diligent about scheduling appointments versus letting my hair grow out” 

    •    “Referring friends!” 

    •    “Being flexible” (this is a good one—check out the 5 things your stylist wants you to know before you book) 

    •    “Scheduling my next cut before I leave!” 

    •    “Sharing their photos on Instagram and telling friends!” 

 

So, if you’re a stylist reading this, thank you. We all want to continue showing you support during this time and beyond. And if you’re a regular person like me who really needs her highlights done, just schedule the damn appointment already (if you feel comfortable) or buy some purple shampoo from your favorite salon.

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).