One of the ways in which we both nourish and protect our skin is through moisturizing. Layering a light lotion with a mist or spray toner is both a soothing and supportive combination. Solutions for skin care for travelers can be found among products from skin care lines with botanical ingredients that are good enough to eat. Many of these ingredients have powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Some of these include lime, lemongrass, rose, cucumber, reishi, fulvic acid, and edible minerals.
Lemongrass for Natural Skin Care
Lemongrass is a favorite ingredient in products such as Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator and jane iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. According to Adina Diaz, Your Skin Care Guru, “Lemongrass is a natural antibacterial and astringent that reduces breakouts, unclogs the pores, and clears oil and dead skin cells away. Lemongrass also has powerful emotionally uplifting effects.”
Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime & Cucumber Moisturizer by Neal’s Yard
For more than 35 years, Neal’s Yard in England has produced organically grown, botanically based skin care products. Their latest collaboration with London-based influential wellness expert Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella) launched worldwide. The uplifting combination of rose, lime, blueberry, and cucumber softens skin while adding phytonutrients.
3.38 fl oz ($25) nealsyardremedies.com
Spritzes and Sprays for Natural Skin Care
Facial sprays and mists are one of my favorite go-to items as I am both a makeup artist and a resident of a hot, dry climate. They are wonderful for adding a bit more moisture to your face and for refreshing or setting your makeup after powder. Taking a small facial spritz with you on the plane is a great way to keep your skin from drying out on your journey.
You can purchase or make these kinds of sprays. If you choose to DIY, just take a small spray bottle with cool water, add a couple drops of your favorite essential oils like lavender, sweet orange, or lemongrass—and enjoy!
Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator by Eminence Organic Skin Care
This full-body and facial moisturizer is both lightweight and effective. It also softens skin quickly upon application. Ingredients include rosehip, lemongrass and aloe. 5 fl oz ($48) eminenceorganics.com
Facial Mist with Rose Hydrosol & Reishi Toning Coconut by Alaffia
The reishi mushroom is a beloved superfood used to help strengthen vitality. Alaffia has added it to one of their skincare lines. According to the fair trade company’s Communication Director Shane Hart, “Studies show Reishi is nourishing, helps skin adapt to environmental stresses, and fights lines.” This mist has a bit more texture than some other facial sprays, allowing it to add lasting hydration to the skin. 3.4 fl oz ($11.99) alaffia.com
Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray by Jane Iredale
This refreshing spray with the light essence of lemongrass is soothing for skin of all types. as it is hydrating without being oily. This limited edition certified organic cosmetic is also a vehicle for giving back; 100% of proceeds from the sale of the spray support the organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
3 fl oz ($30) janeiredale.com
Humic Hydration Mineral Skin Spritz by Hu Mineral
We benefit when our skin care is skin food. The trace minerals and fulvic acid-rich Hu Mineral spray provide a number of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. This nourishing spray can be used on the entire body (even the hair) by people of all ages. 8 fl oz ($48.99) humnineral.com
Dawn Sorenson is an artist/writer, yin yoga instructor and healing advocate with a focus on our emotional bodies. Trained all over Asia and blends eastern/western modalities for a balanced approach of ancient and modern. Based in Santa Monica, she is a lover of life, people and all things transformational. www.rootandrisehealing.com