Victoria’s Secret Angel Romee Strijd shares her top beauty tips for travelling
29th May 2019
Just last week, Net-A-Porter hosted the ultimate fashion retreat on the Peloponnese coast in Greece. The three-day escape celebrated its Jet-A-Porter vacation edit, with VIP guests proving that it is in fact possible to have a holiday and stick to your beauty and workout regimes, all the while looking like you’ve just walked off the streets of fashion week.
Nicole Warne, Georgia Fowler and Maria Borges were among the attendees welcomed to a sunset soirée overlooking the Aegean Sea. Following the event, Victoria Secret Angel Romee Strijd, who was also in attendance, revealed to Vogue her top tips when travelling – because the model sure knows a thing or two about long-haul flights. Strijd has spent countless hours flying to and from shows, fittings and photoshoots, so it should come as no surprise that she has a few jet-setting tricks up her sleeve.
When quizzed on how she survives a long-haul flight, the model says the answer is hydrating. “A super-rich cream, or even…a hydrating mask,” is key for your skin and to keep your insides hydrated, the model says “Drinking a lot of water, hydration is the most important.” If the plane’s dry air isn’t motivating enough to encourage you to lather your skin with love like you would at home, invest a little time into pampering yourself because being stuck mid-air is the perfect excuse to indulge in a little TLC.
Once you’ve landed, the last thing you generally feel like doing is completing an entire skincare and beauty regime, so don’t. Instead, take a leaf out of Strijd’s book and keep it minimal. The model tells Vogue her beauty essentials for a summer getaway are only “SPF from EltaMd, lip balm from Sisley, Cactus [and Ginseng] Hydrating Mist from Kiehls and The Rich Cream [from] Augustinus Bader.” Limiting the amount of products you travel with means less time spent in the bathroom and more time by the pool. It also cuts down on luggage space and allows you to let your skin breathe.
As for the model’s top tip when it comes to packing for a getaway? Pre-plan what you want to wear. “I love making outfits beforehand, so I take a day to try everything on, take a quick pic on my iPhone (and) put them all in a folder called vacation outfits. Saves you time,” she shares.
We all know the benefits of exercise are vast and varied, so it’s also important to give yourself time to fit in a little training while travelling. “Do [exercise] outside, bring bands, and jump rope,” says Strijd. “Do 30 minutes a day before breakfast so you can enjoy your day after.”