In this final episode, the guests and experts, Xiao Kai and Keith, discuss how we can travel in style. No more oversized, overweight luggage, or skincare woes again!
Masking On Planes
1) Masking while on the plane? Don’t leave the mask on after the usual 15-20 minutes of masking! The sheet mask will reabsorb all the serum and this leaves your skin dry. Also, when you eventually tear off the mask, it is harmful to your very dry skin then. On top of all these, the masks actually prevent the skin from “breathing” so don’t exceed masking times!
2) Pack your serums/essence/sprays in smaller bottles to take onto planes. Bear in mind, though, that you can use smaller plastic bottles only if the original bottle is also made of plastic. If the original container is made from glass, for instance, it may indicate that the substance it contains might have a chemical reaction with plastic bottles.
3) Don’t neglect your lips too! Keep them moisturized!
A Short Island Getaway
1) Bring multi-use clothes and accessories so you can mix and match them without bringing too many items, e.g. a belt with a different color on each side
2) Choose black outfits ‘cos they are less recognisable when you are re-using them, e.g. converting a toga dress into a tube dress.
3) Foldable flats are useful for the times when your feet are sore from walking around in heels too much
4) Aching legs from all those beach activities? Instead of normal medicated plasters, use these colorful ones that athletes use and disguise them as a fashion statement:
Too many skincare / makeup products
1) If your makeup is too heavy, your skin can’t breathe. On the plane, use some makeup wipes to cleanse and moisturize your skin
2) Use a nourishing cream for your body too.
Too many jackets in the same color or style
1) Firstly, choose jackets in the right size
2) Invest in jackets that will not go out of style, e.g. the waisted coat, the cape coat (in black or nude)
3) Choose leather jackets too. When you return home, get them dry cleaned, moisturized and stored in a closet with a dehumidifier.
Makeup cracking up in cold countries?
1) You can use your current foundation but allow some moisturizing essence to be absorbed into your applicator sponge. Dab all over face. [An alternative would be to mix the essence with your foundation, if you know how]
2) You can also use a lipstick to double up as a blusher – get some onto the back of your palm then transfer the color to your cheeks with a finger.
3) Consider getting a liquid eyeshadow so your eyeshadow color doesn’t get dry or cracked in colder climates.
Final Tips: Don’t bring unnecessary stuff, and be knowledgeable about the products you are using, e.g. which lipstick can double up as a blush.
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