Jacqueline | March 5 2013 12:55 EST
ForexTV.com (New York) by Jacqueline Podewils
Sure you’re going to pack things like your passport, maybe an Ambien or a handful of Advil, a sweatshirt that can be rolled into a pillow and some sort of tech device that allows you to at the very least listen to your favorite music. But what products are worth chucking in, granted you have checked the rest?
Not just for babies, these handy wipes are perfect for cleansing whether you’re freshening up or steering clear of the germs obviously present in such a public zone. Safe to use on hands, face and body – they’re incredibly gentle (gentle enough for a baby’s bottom). Conveniently portable, this tiny, resealable casing is perfect to toss in the bag and doesn’t act as a liquid – as most products of a cleansing nature would.
A mist to boost the skin and its cellular energy in any situation, this product will envelop your face with a revitalizing layer. A spray away from a healthier, Vitamin C and E-charged epidermis, it feels incredibly refreshing as it lands upon it. In addition it will make your travel pillow smell amazing.
Making it easy to thoroughly clean your face morning, night or even mid-day if on the go, whether you’re in the airport, on the plane, at the office, by the beach or lazily in a hotel bed and simply can’t be bothered to get up - reach into your bag for a packet of one of these magical towelettes which will do the cleansing, toning and moisturizing deeds all at once with no water added. A pack of thirty should do the trick for your vacation; smaller packs are also available.
If you have ever been on a plane and wished you had a Q-tip, you’ll understand why this is on the list. So you have been there only to your dismay of discovering that they don’t in fact stock these in flight. The news is planes are not hotels with every amenity, hence the no-hairdryer in the bathroom. If you need it you ought to bring it, so pack a travel-sized container of these cotton lifesavers for the moment when you have nothing to do but sit on an airplane and think about how you so wished you, at that moment, had one single Q-tip.
Regardless of how long the flight is, once landed after having been in air, or perhaps as you’re nearing the destination, nothing is nicer than a quick brush. Not that hogging the bathroom is encouraged, hopping in and out with your travel set won’t harm the line too seriously and will kill that dreadful feeling of little sweaters forming atop each tooth. Not to mention, you’ll never know who you’ll end up sitting beside. Chatty Kathy might lead to you wishing your mouth didn’t feel like mothballs.
Feet get cold, whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter. In an elevated arena, it’s common to get the chills thus the environment is not accommodating to changing body temperatures. Pack a pair of basic socks to pull on just in case you’re colder than expected. Heating up the feet can surprisingly heat up the rest of the body so start at the bottom to work your way up.
Another problem with being high in the sky is dryness. Vaseline is one of those products some cringe at because it’s not esthetically that appealing. A container of it doesn’t compare to whipping out hand cream in a cute tube from Sephora. But the thing is, it works and it works well. Plus it’s versatile; it’s great for dry skin and also the best item for dry lips as its jelly-like touch melts away and into the spaces between cells and gaps in the lipid barrier. Once there it re-solidifies, heals and protects, softening the skin and enabling moisture to build itself back up. It’s not just a cheap fix, it’s cheap perfection.
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