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Sky High-dration

Nancy Young

Traveling can always be an adventure. Whether it's a road trip, boat trip, or air trip.

Air travel in particular though, is always in its own ball park of adventures. It always starts out the same, you make it to the airport, check your luggage, get your boarding passes, then you wait in the security line for your turn to be rubbed down and X-Rayed. My experience is always exhausting, traveling with a 2 year old can be rewarding but tiring. My family seems to get flagged more times then not,  for the "random" (I'm saying random is air quotes), rub down and swab test of our stroller. We travel with her bottles and milk, you know, so she can eat on the plane, & of course they have to swab that and put it in this futuristic looking machine that spins in circles & reads "green light" after testing is complete. I assume their looking for drugs, some sort of bomb making materials, & maybe the hidden leprechaun that I fit in my carry on. I know their just doing their jobs, but that still doesn't make it any less annoying. By the end of the process, I literally feel like I have to the put every piece of clothing item I was wearing back on, and basically everything I packed back in my suitcase, I only have about 90 seconds before the impatient travelers behind me start breathing down my neck. It's an experience for sure, but at the end of it there's that beautiful 747 waiting for you, there's your freedom. Freedom to travel almost anywhere on this planet, freedom to experience everything the world has to offer and because of that, I'll deal with the hassle of TSA, because I know my next stop will be filled with creating memories and priceless experiences.

Recycled Air

10,000, 20,000, 40,000 feet in the air is the elevation that most planes travel. The air is too thin and too cold to open any windows. This means filtered air is a must. Keeping the air filtered and the cabin pressure stable means we, the passengers don't suffocate during our journey. This unfortunately also means your skin's barrier is more susceptible to dryness and irritation. Why? The dry air that circulates and blows on your exposed skin pulls the moisture out of your skin, stripping it of its natural oils. 

Drink up & Restore

There's always a few essentials that I travel with. Water, Fruit, & Kali Restore, both the hydration mist & hand treatment cream. In preparation for any air trip, I always spend the day before hydrating, both internally and externally. I usually get in a gallon 1/2 of water throughout the course of the day. The night before I exfoliate. In addition to speeding up your rate of cellular turn over, helping with anti-aging, yada, yada, yada; exfoliating also opens the skins pores and allows for your skin health products that you apply after exfoliation to penetrate on a deeper level. 

All about the prep

Infusing your skin with antioxidant rich, peptide infused products after exfoliation will repair, treat, and arm your skin against environmental sensitization such as recycled dry air used in airplane cabins. 

My top pick-Air travel essentials

Kali Restore freshens and tones skin after cleansing by providing a balance of moisture that hydrates  and revitalizes skin structure. Infused with antioxidants and nourishing fruit oils, this daily use tonic restores skin to an ideal pH. Skin texture soothes and smooths even the driest skin.

Works great for setting make up.

Super Powers:

  • Sodium PCA: is a powerful humectant that holds 7 times its weight in water. It moisturizes and hydrates by binding water to skin cells. 

  • Organic Green Tea: has antioxidant& antimicrobial benefits. 

  • Organic White Tea: used as a skin rejuvenation agent

  • Aloe Vera: calms inflammation, adds moisture to the skin. This extract removes wrinkles & gives the skin a healthier youthful look. Did You Know: Aloe Vera is a large resource for Vitamin E.