Luxury Travel Accessories & Essentials

Whether you like to indulge in escaping to white sandy beaches, discovering new cities, or exploring snow covered slopes - holidays like this may seem like a distant memory right now. Throughout this past year, the prospect of travel has been the light at the end of the tunnel for many, and with more and more countries getting the green light and opening their borders again it seems that dream is finally coming true. So as the world reopens we’ve put together a guide to our luxury travel accessories and essentials to help you prepare to take on travel again.

Spending the past year or so in the safe isolation of our homes has rightfully got many of us excited to explore the world again. With all this excitement however, it is quite easy to forget the nuisances of travelling and the effect it can have on us and our skin. In this post we’ll be going through three essential luxury travel accessories that will help combat the effects of travel and keep you looking and feeling your best.

What effects can travel have on the skin and the body?

Travelling can be stressful and tiring, and this alone can lead to breakouts, dark eyes and dull skin, and when you travel by plane, these effects increase twofold. In an interview with beauty magazine Allure, Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, a clinical instructor in dermatology stated that the pressurised environment of a plane reduces humidity levels to around 20%, however our skin is typically comfortable when the humidity is around 40-70%. The low humidity, combined with cold, dry cabins and recycled air can dehydrate your dermis layer which leads to dry skin and resultantly, an overproduction of oil and sebum that can cause acne and breakouts for any skin type.

Air travel not only impacts our skin, but it can also affect the body and our general health. Have you ever noticed that on flights, the cold cabin air can make your nose feel dry? Having a dry nasal passage can make you more susceptible to getting ill, as it allows bacteria to cling, pairing this with being in a cabin where the air is recycled and circulated throughout the flight, this is one of the reasons that many of us catch colds whilst travelling. As well as causing colds, the recycled air in the cabin can also carry eye irritating allergens which cause dry, red eyes and can lead to a lot of discomfort. This is also a contributing factor as to why sleeping on a plane can be so difficult. The dry atmosphere irritates the skin around our eyes which can lead to a disrupted sleep and leave us feeling tired.

So what can you do to prevent the negative effects that travel can have on the skin and the body? Here are 3 luxury travel accessories that can reduce the effects of travel fatigue on your skin and body to have you feeling relaxed and ready to take on travel again.

The Benefits of Silk Face Masks

Whilst more and more countries are choosing to open for tourists, one restriction that remains mandatory across air travel is the wearing of face masks. Face masks have been the lifeline for travel and the re-opening of industries across the past year or so and they do a great deal for the safety of our society. The one thing they cannot protect you from however is maskne. Maskne is caused by the build-up of bacteria under our masks that can get into our pores and cause breakouts and dry skin, which can dampen even the best of holidays if we don’t feel our best. There is a solution to this, and that is silk.

The natural properties of silk make it the perfect material to combat skin related issues caused by mask wearing during travel. Gingerlily silk face masks are made of 100% mulberry silk which is not only naturally antibacterial, but also hypoallergenic, non absorbent and breathable - this allows for the most comfortable mask wearing experience that allows you to breathe easy and protect your skin from bacteria build up.

As well as protecting your skin, silk face masks also help to reduce the chances of catching a cold during flight. The non-absorbent properties of mulberry silk helps to maintain natural oils in the skin that can be stripped away by cotton and other standard mask materials, and it’s antibacterial properties act as a second layer of defence to ensure that you experience your holiday to the fullest.

Gingerlily’s unisex silk face masks are available in a range of colours including navy, blush and beige and are crafted with three layers of pure mulberry silk for the best protection and most luxurious mask experience yet.

Why You Need a Silk Eye Mask

Attempting to get some good quality sleep during a flight can seem like a pointless pursuit, the cabin is too bright and the cold air on your eyes can sometimes make it too uncomfortable to sleep. And whilst some airlines offer eye masks for longer journeys, these are often made from scratchy materials that only worsen the irritation caused by the cabin atmosphere. So how can we fix this?

Made from 100% mulberry silk with 100% mulberry silk floss lining and a handy silk travel bag, our luxury eye masks at Gingerlily will help you to treat your travel-weary eyes. The natural properties of silk make this a luxury travel essential, with natural temperature regulating, breathable, and hypo-allergenic factors that protect your eyes from irritating allergens and dust mites. As well as this, the natural gliding qualities of silk helps to protect the skin around your eyes from synthetic fibres that can pull and cause lines on the face. Gingerlily products are made to last and help care for your skin long term.

A luxury eye mask is the perfect companion for travel, flights, and at the hotel. How many times have you arrived in your hotel room and found the windows adorned with beautiful sheer curtains that complete the perfect image of paradise, however do nothing for helping you get a good night's sleep? The best sleep masks can help travellers adjust to different time zones quickly and reduce the effects of jet lag, and what’s better than silk? Gingerlily’s luxury eye masks ensure that you get your beauty sleep so that you never have to miss another minute of your holiday.

Why you should travel with a silk pillowcase

Packing a pillowcase with you for your holiday may not be at the top of everyone's list, however here are some reasons why we believe you should be packing a pure silk pillowcase with you during your travels.

When we think of a luxury get away, many of us envision a tropical holiday enjoying the sun or sat on the beach. Whilst the high temperatures are one of the major attractions to these kinds of holidays, it’s easy to forget that the heat can make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Silk has natural temperature regulating properties that ensures your pillow stays nice and cold throughout the night with no need to flip.

As well as aiding with sleep, silks' natural smoothness and extremely low absorption rate also helps to protect your skin whilst you sleep, ensuring that your skin can retain more natural oils. This not only helps reduce the chances of breakouts caused by oil overproduction, but it can also help aid your skin as it heals from any sun damage. Silk pillowcases cause less friction and therefore protects your skin from the drag of synthetic fibres, in addition to this, silks' naturally low absorption properties means that skin care products remain undisturbed, meaning that they have more time to help soothe skin and maintain your glowing summer complexion.

Find luxury travel accessories at Gingerlily

For ultimate luxury that will keep you feeling cool and relaxed whilst you travel, shop the range of pure silk luxury travel accessories at Gingerlily. Crafted from 100% mulberry silk, our products are made to the highest standard, offering you endless comfort and effortless style.

Wherever you go, ensure that you are protected and comfortable with Silk Face Masks, Silk Eye Masks, and Beauty Box Mulberry Silk Pillowcases from Gingerlily.