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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.
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar