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Travel Beauty


Staying hydrated while you travel will go a long way to keep your skin refreshed.
Staying hydrated while you travel will go a long way to keep your skin refreshed.
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I'm a distinguished and long-serving member of the Mile-High Club. It's actually pretty easy to become a member. In fact, if you've ever boarded an airplane, jumbo jet or super shuttle, it's my duty to inform you that you too are a member. It's just that this Mile-High Club has much more to do with hijackings than high jinks. Because, as anyone who's ever flown knows, airplanes seize control of your face and don't let go until landing.

You know the scenario. You climb aboard for a trip to, say, Cleveland, face beaming with excitement, eyes shining in anticipation, and you arrive looking the whole other side of slick. Your body may have flown first class, but your face definitely rode cargo.

It is, however, possible to bump your face up to at least business class. Read on and learn about the latest beauty products. They not only travel well — they perform well, too.

To start with, like the stale, recycled air of most shopping malls, the air in airplanes can be horribly dehydrating. Combat this problem by drinking plenty of water before and during travel. A glass of wine or a single-shot bottle of vodka might make you relax, but drinking alcoholic beverages in flight can dry you out faster than a trip to Betty Ford.

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