Even though I know celebs have an entourage at their disposal, pretty much 24-7, helping them to look the bomb almost all of the time, one thing many of them do well is travel-style. And they seem to do a lot of travelling, so perhaps it comes with practice? Regardless, we've noticed a few clever tips the celebs use to look polished and stay comfy en-route. Here's our top picks...
Keep your hair simple
A great blowdry will quickly get limp and oily after a few hours of sitting in a plane. Your strands can also be suseptible to drying up, just like your skin thanks to harsh airconditioning, so it's best to do a nourishing treatment pre-flight and tie locks back for ease and comfort. Why not wash with a keratin treatment like the Suigo, and rub some Moroccan Oil, or a multipurpose oil based balm like Egyptian Magic Cream through the ends before drying? (tip: you can also use a multipurpose balm to add a glow and keep skin supple mid-flight).
Then, sweep up into a pony, or plait with a comfortable hair tie. I love bb brand Twistband - the ties are comfy in hair, don't leave any kinks in strands and won't dig into wrists if you decide to pull your hair out.
There's a reason celebs wear sunnies...
So it turns out the sunnies trick isn't just to shield the snaps of the paps. Booked a window seat on your next flight? Make sure you pack your sunnies and pop those shades on when your window shade is up. The UVs in the sky are just as bad as when you're out and about on the groud. Plus, plane windows aren't tinted, so your skin and eyes will cop a direct hit. Not only will sunnies protect your peepers, but also the delicate skin around your eyes. It's a good idea to pack a Cancer Council approved sunscreen or a moisturiser/ bb cream with SPF included. I like the True Solutions All Day Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 30- just the right amount of coverage.
Sunnies also help hide the other baggage you might be lugging around - under eye bags. Dark circles and red eyes from too little sleep can make make you feel less than impressive when stepping off a flight, and a simple pair of shades can hide it all. Plus, any mascara or eye makeup you applied pre-boarding will no doubt be smudged or have disappeared upon touchdown. Skip it and instead dab on a little eye balm or a serum around your orbital bone - like the Janesce Softening Wonder Serum - for underneath your glasses. It'll help keep skin moistured so you look bright eyed once it's time to hit holiday mode!
A big yet light scarf will help you keep cosy and comfy. Wear it around your neck pre and post flight, and ball up into a pillow to prop behind your neck, or open out and wear as a light throw blanket whilst snoozing mid-flight. You can also use your scarf as a portable scent carrier. Simply spritz a little of your favourite fragrance on your scarf; it'll hold the scent longer than your skin. I like the Allegra Rhodes Mist in Cherry Blossom - very refreshing yet sweet.
Your senses are dulled in the air, but you'll appreciate it once you hop of your plane - especially if it's been a long haul one and you are drying for a freshen up! Another great product for staying warm mid-flight? Libra Hotties! Simply stick them on wherever you need a little touch of cosy.
Do you have any handy tips for staying comfortable and presentable during travel? Do share! - Lauren