Clean living can sometimes fall to the wayside when you're travelling. Different timezones, flights and unfamiliar places can wreak havoc on our routines and subsequently impact our health and our skin, which is like a mirror reflecting our internal state of wellness.
However, it is possible to travel "cleanly" and even to maintain a detox whilst away from home. All it takes is a little extra preparation and you don't have to trade your glow when you're on the go.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Our bodies are made up of up to 60% water and maintaining your fluids is vital to health and beauty. Unfortunately, flying on planes is extremely dehydrating, which is why it's extra important to make sure you are consuming ample liquids to keep your hydration levels up, your brain energised and your skin plump and youthful.
Flying also exposes the body to a lot of radiation, so a good tip is to drink a liver supporting organic tea blend, such as the Edible Beauty No.1 Green Goddess Detox, to help the body process and toxins whilst boosting hydration at the same time!
Get travel savvy with your skincare
Since what we put on the outside is just as important as what we are putting on the inside when it comes to health and your skin, it's imperative that you don't forego a toxin free skincare routine when you're travelling.
Make sure you have a travel-sized version of your skincare essentials that is flight friendly. We never go travelling without the Edible Beauty on the Fly kit which covers our cleansing, toning, serum and moisturising needs in ever-so-stylish travel minis of the Core Four. Tip: spray the No.4 Citrus Rhapsody Toner Mist over your face mid flight to keep your skin hydrated prior to touchdown.
Another best kept beauty secret is to use a sheet mask whilst in the sky... our Express: Bloom of Youth Infusion Mask works to efficiently refine, plump and illuminate the skin with a synergy of exotic botanicals so you can arrive at your destination positively glowing!
Greens are essential for detoxing and a lush complexion, but travel can make it a bit harder to always have your usual sources (green juices, smoothies, salads etc.) at hand. That's why carrying a high quality, organic greens supplement powder with you to consumer once to twice a day, simply mixed with water, can be a great way to support your body in ongoing cleansing and getting getting a dose of essential nutrients when you're away from home.
It's also a great idea to do your research before arriving at your destination so you know where some healthy places to eat are, where the local farmers markets happen and where you can find that cold-pressed juice each morning!
Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale starts every day with a green juice even when travelling. Image credit: Instagram.com/kellybellyboom