Traveling can really take its toll, from anxiety and motion sickness to the dry air on the plane. Over the last four years, I've flown back and forth between Canada and the States multiple times a year, so I've gotten pretty used to it all.
I've also learned how to prioritize self care during travel. I make sure to drink lots of water, eat energizing foods, take a few gravol and a cup of ginger tea, and have my ear phones always within reach.
But I've only just started a post travel self care routine that allows me to rest, relax, and unwind after a long day of airports and cars. And today I want to share that with you in the hopes it helps you take care of yourself this holiday season.
Take a Bath or Shower
As soon as I can, I love to take either a long bath or shower after traveling. I'm able to get clean, scrub the travels away, and if I'm taking a bath, I use epsom salts to help relieve tension and soften my skin. I'll always follow up with coconut oil or shea butter to really moisturize my skin.
Cleanse + Exfoliate
My face usually takes the worst of the traveling, as it's very sensitive to climate changes. I like to give myself a good cleanse and exfoliate using either a konjac sponge* or an enzyme peel.
As I try to travel light, packing face masks can seem unnecessary. My mom uses a lot of Andalou Naturals so I do like to steal from her collection, but if I'm traveling somewhere else, these sheet masks* come in handy.
They're truly wonderful, each time I use them I feel like I've just had a facial. I like to apply and lay down for fifteen to twenty minutes, focusing on my breath and relaxing.
After that little treat, I follow up with the rest of my skincare routine.
After my beauty routine, I like to make sure to drink a calming cup of ginger or lavender tea, drink lots of water, and eat well.
There's nothing that sleep can't fix. After I'm all taken care of, a good night's sleep is the last step to feeling like myself again.
What do you do to unwind after travelling?
Until next time,
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