Travel Beauty Tips for the Busy Businesswoman

Are you planning on attending a Des Moines business meeting, but dreading the flight? Read our previous blog about how to travel like a pro to make sure your trip goes as smooth as possible. Ok, so now you have gotten some great tips on how to avoid the most common air travel mistakes, but how do you prevent smeared makeup, oily skin, and crazy hair when you have a tight schedule and need to step off the plane and in to a boardroom? Most women know what we’re talking about – it is difficult to confidently meet with business colleagues when you feel like you just rolled out of bed.
But guess what? Like most beauty problems, this one has an easy fix.

These 10 travel beauty tips will give make you step off that flight feeling fresh, presentable, and ready to step into a Des Moines business meeting.

Travel Beauty Tips:

1.) Moisturize the night before – not right before your flight. Intense moisturizing is even better, as your skin will be supple and ready to go all next day.

2.) Consider a tinted moisturizer the day of the trip – not foundation. Avoid that caked-on look when you stumble in from the ATL red-eye.

3.) Bring blotting or rice papers, and dab your T-zone. This’ll keep excess oil from building.

4.) Skip the lipstick! It’s basically the same theory as the foundation. Use a transparent lip gloss instead.

5.) Air conditioning and heat both dry out skin – especially lips. Bring some medicated lip balm.

6.) Use waterproof mascara. Trust us on this, and there’ll be no raccoon eyes for you!

7.) Sleep, especially if you’re tired. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Bring ear plugs, noise reducing headphones, a neck pillow, a mask, and you’re all set for a snooze.

8.) Bring your favorite lotion to avoid dry hands, often the product of commercial soaps.

9.) Pack a bristle brush. High-quality brushes like these go a long way toward taming travel-tresses. Bring a travel sized hair product and a hair band so you can put your hair up in a sleek, stylish ponytail if your hairdo is beyond saving.

10.) Dress in layers so you can easily adjust to the temperature onboard the flight and in the airports. A scarf is a great accessory that you can use as an extra blanket, and so is a cardigan. Suits wrinkle easily, so it is a good idea to wear a dress or a skirt with a wrinkle-free shirt on the plane. Instead of heels, wear ballet flats (or at least keep your shoes off throughout the flight).

Are you planning a business trip to Des Moines? Our Des Moines hotel offers excellent conference and meeting facilities conveniently located in the city. We offer many amenities to accommodate business travelers and we’ll help you have an efficient and productive business day, and provide some relaxing alternatives when your day is over. Call 515-278-0271 today to book your stay!

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