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The key to a successful, restful flight is to start hydrating a few days before you travel. Preparing for long flights is like preparing for a marathon. The hydration doesn’t only happen on the plane or during the run, it happens days before too.

Before the flight:

The main goal before flying is to actively hydrate the skin.If you start off hydrated and continue to hydrate while on the flight your skin, body and brain will thank you when you land and for days to follow. Hydration is extremely important to keep the body balanced and functioning at a high level. Dehydration leads to headaches, constipation and inability to get on a new time zone. Choose water or coconut water as your beverage of choice during the duration of the flight. DO NOT drink alcohol or caffeine (this includes tea) as they both promote dehydration. Although having a glass of wine seems like the smart choice to induce sleep, it is actually the worst choice. Try taking Melatonin to help induce sleep.

Most planes have 10-20 % humidity levels, which can lead to dry throat, dry + scratchy eyes and dry skin. Low humidity also ups your risk of catching a respiratory virus (a cold), and since about 50% of the air on flights is recycled, germs are rampant.

In-Flight: Take precautions!

You can wear a mask, nostril covers, or simply cover your face while sleeping. Another smart way to protect yourself from germs, is to wipe down your seat area. Pack disinfectant wipes and use them on the seatbelt, tray table, armrests and remote controls. Also try not to touch bathroom handles, faucets etc. You can also put down your own blanket or wrap, so you have a clean seat.

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When it comes to taking care of your skin on a long flight, hydration is the name of the game. If you wear makeup you’re going to want to remove it before going to sleep. Invest in quality facial wipes or a gentle hydrating cleanser. After removing all makeup, apply a hydration oil to clean skin, followed by eye cream and hand cream. Traveling with a facial mist is a good way to stay hydrated and feel refreshed while traveling. Look for ingredients such as Rooibos, rose or aloe.

Post Flight: Get Moving

Exercise is another key factor in feeling good on a long journey. In addition to exercising leading up to the trip, get moving as soon as you get settled in your location. Exercise relaxes the mind and body, increases circulation and produces sweat. Sweating releases endorphins, which make us, feel good and also mitigates our jet leg.

Travel bag necessities:

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The holiday party starts at 6pm and you’re still not ready!! Sounds like it’s time for our Express Holiday Glow prep. Just a few easy go to products to get you glowing in no time.

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  • First start with Fresh A Peel multi fruit acid peel for hydrated and bright skin. The unique combination of Lactic acid and Multi-Fruit Enzymes provide superior rate of exfoliation while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections (and Lactic Acid also pulls moisture to the surface of the skin which creates a plump complexion). Apply to dry clean skin for 2-5 minutes and then rinse with cool water. The finished result will be even, smooth, bright and fresh-looking skin.
  • Next deliver potent power packed brightening results with our NEW Brightening Elixir, featuring Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) 9%, Ferulic acid 3%, Vitamin B 3%, and Vitamin E 2% (alpha tocopherol) to protect skin against damage caused by free radicals (including UVA/UVB), increases firmness, diminishes the appearance of fine lines, improves skin tone and boosts hydration for a brighter, visibly healthier complexion.
  • Don’t forget your eyes even when in a hurry. Plant Profusion Energetic Eye Cream, packed with a proprietary blend of superior active ingredients improves the appearance of aging skin by rehydrating, de-puffing and smoothing out overall texture – resulting in a rested and bright glow.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate! Add a drop of Fleuressence Native Botanical Oil, a blend of 100% pure active botanicals, fruit extracts and natural oil may help deliver powerful vitamins and nutrients to the skin to boost moisture levels. Rich in powerful Omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E, the botanical actives may help work to diminish the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.  into your foundation of choice and apply to your face.
  • Next highlight the face with RMS Magic Luminizer. Pay attention to the upper cheekbones, inner crease of the eye and the top of the upper lip for that maximum vavavoom glow!
  • Finish the look with a pop of lip color. RMS lip-gloss in Bloom looks beautiful on all complexions and is the perfect holiday shade!

 

Get Glowing!

Sam Wennerstrom is a boss, to say the least. Not only is she a new mom but she runs the lifestyle + fashion blog, Could I Have That? With more than 102k followers on Instagram. She has been a positive force behind the brand for some time, so we thought we’d catch up with our lady friend and get the inside scoop on upcoming summer beauty & fashion trends from the fashion insider herself. Enjoy! xx

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CAREER:

1. When did you first get into blogging?
The summer of 2009. I was working at a magazine and started it as a creative outlet.

ON WEB PRESENCE:

2. What makes your blog different from the rest?
Could I Have That is more of a state of mind. Its about improving ones lifestyle and celebrating all the things that can turn a bad day into a good day. I love lending inspiration to my readers in different ways so they can up the ante in their day to day routine.

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WHAT ELSE YOU’RE WORKING ON:

3. Is there anything else in the pipeline for you or can you expand on everything you’re currently working on?
There are a lot of exciting things coming later this year. A little facelift to couldihavethat.com and a handful of projects that I can’t wait to share.

SKINCARE:

4. What is your go-to skincare routine?
Cleansing morning and night, exfoliating twice a week with either a Clarisonic brush or Goldfaden MD’s Doctor’s Scrub; moisturizing with a serum or anti aging night treatment and eye cream morning/night. Oh and sunscreen every day, or at least try!

MAKEUP:

5. What are your TOP makeup must-haves?
Makeup Forever foundation, Cle de Peau concealer, Laura Mercier eye base, Trish McEvoy eye pencil and Le Volume de Chanel mascara.

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TRENDS:

6. What are the spring/summer trends you are most excited about and why?
Seventies style! It has always been my favorite era so I’m excited to pull out some bell bottoms and platforms.

JUST FOR FUN:

7.Tell us about an experience working as a fashion blogger that truly shaped the outcome of your career?
I was flown to Paris once for a store opening. It was such a surreal experience and I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with fashion editors from all over the world. That was a turning point for me and I started taking my business much more seriously.

SHAMELESS PLUG:

8. What’s your favorite Goldfaden MD product, and why?
The Doctor’s Scrub! It will completely transform my skin from dull to radiant after one use. It leaves my skin glowing.