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How to Do Skincare on Planes and Trains

How to Do Skincare on Planes and Trains

If you’re constantly in and out of cars, trains, buses, and planes, you might not be giving your skin the attention it deserves. But just because you don’t have a mirror or sink in front of you, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little skincare.

Those who travel frequently might not have a solid skincare routine, but it’s definitely possible to keep your skin happy by bringing a few skincare products along with you on your travels. For your next long haul flight or train trip, try these skincare tips for keeping your skin glowing on the go.


#1: Swipe Away Impurities with a Cleansing Wipe

Cleansing wipes aren’t the best at cleansing away dirt, oil, and makeup, but they can be useful when travelling to get the worst of it off — and keep pores clear. Keep a pack of cleansing wipes or makeup wipes in your bag so that they’re easily within reach whenever you want to freshen up.

Since they’re a no rinse formula, you can use them any time, any place without the need for a sink. You can even use them to wipe over your smelly areas, like your underarms and feet — again, just to freshen up. Of course, if you do have easy access to a sink, you can take a gentle cleanser along with you to keep skin clean and fresh.


#2: Brighten Up With an Exfoliating Serum

Exfoliating serums are products that contain chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid to gently lift dirt, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin. They’re instant brighteners, helping to illuminate dull complexions. Not only that, exfoliating serums can also help other beauty products penetrate deeper by removing the skin’s top layer of dead cells — meaning maximum benefits!

Rainbow’s Glow Serum is an excellent choice to drop in your carry-on or handbag. It’s made with a blend of resurfacing glycolic acid and brightening bakuchiol to boost your skin’s glow, improve texture, and prevent breakouts. You can use it on the face or body for an instant glow fix. And as long as you have clean fingers, you can use this formula easily on your travels because you don’t have to wash it off.


#3: Slather On a Face Mask

Sheet masks and leave-on masks are great travel companions for keeping skin glowing on the go. Plus, if you’re on a long flight, they give you the opportunity to unwind and enjoy some self-pampering. Especially when you’re flying, what with the low humidity levels, it’s important to give your skin as much moisture as possible to prevent dryness. If you’ve already got dry skin, this is all the more essential during air travel.

Take care of your skin while you fly with Rainbow’s Hydrate Mask. This moisture-sealing mask contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to drench skin in hydration while plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. Since you don’t have to rinse it off, it’s the perfect in-flight companion for dewifying your complexion. Best of all, this super gentle formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.


#4: Apply Eye Masks

Another wonderful way to unwind on a long car or train ride — or flight, of course — is to apply eye masks. Eye masks are usually infused with nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants to brighten up dark circles and quell puffiness. Since concealer can only do so much for you, we definitely advise packing some eye masks so that you can indulge in a little TLC on your trip. Provided that you buy the no-rinse or peel off eye masks, you can enjoy eye masking any time, any place.


#5: Don’t Forget Sunscreen

Even if you are behind a window, UV rays can still beam through leaving your skin vulnerable to sun exposure and ultimately, fine lines, dark spots, and discoloration. If you forgot to apply SPF before setting off, now’s your chance. Focus first on your face, then move on to other areas of your body that are exposed. Ideally, you want a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for maximum protection.

If you’ve oily skin or acne-prone skin, choose an oil-free formula that won’t clog your pores or leave you feeling even more greasy. Remember to choose a travel-size formula if you’re flying!


#6: Massage in Some Lotion

Looking to diminish dry skin on your journey? Bring a tube of lotion with you on you travels so you can hydrate on the go. Not only will your skin look and feel smoother and dewier, you’ll also be able to enjoy the act of self-care.

Don’t like sticky fingers from lotion? If you’ve brought along those cleansing wipes we mentioned in the beginning, you can use these to cleanse away any lotion residue on your hands. For extra hydration, try drinking water to stay hydrated from the inside out.


#7: Dab on Some Lip Balm

Finally, don’t forget your pout! Any type of travel tends to leave us feeling parched, so you really do need all the moisturizing products you can get your hands on. While you might have covered your face and body, you shouldn’t forget to show your kissers some TLC. All you need is a small tub or tube or lip balm to inject some moisture into your pout, and leave it looking smoother, plumper, and even more luscious than before.

With some formulas, you’ll be able to double up your lip balm as a skin salve — or use a body butter as a lip balm.


There’s really no better time to do skincare than when you travel. After all, you have a lot of free time to indulge in masks, creams, and serums. Use this time productively to give your skin the R & R it deserves, and leave the plane, train, car, or bus looking extra glowy!

You can purchase Rainbow Beauty products at Walmart, CVS, and on our official website. If you have any questions about our products or us, get in touch!


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