Good news for travelers! As of Tuesday, the government will be partially lifting its band against carrying liquids and some toiletries onto airliners - this just in from the Associated Press.
Passengers who pass the airport security checkpoints will be able to purchase liquids at airport stores and take them on the planes. (A sigh of relief from fans of Starbucks - and you know who you are!)
Travelers also will be allowed to carry on travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit in one - mind you, one - quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Hooray! That means a bit of moisturizer to get your parched face from here to there, wherever there is.
Now, while that's not a full-size lotion, there are ways to make it work better. Local aesthetician Shana Beals says getting a microdermabrasion treatment before traveling removes the gunk (read: dead skin cells) that keep treatment products, i.e. moisturizers, from getting through.
"Microdermabrasion has been around for years, but the technology is even better," Beals says from her new salon (shown above) at 2025 P St. "Combined with a good skin-care routine at home, it really offers anti-aging benefits." And, unlike a harsh chemical peel, microdermabrasion doesn't leave the skin red and flaky. And it only takes about 45 minutes.
With Beals' opening, she's offering a free microdermabrasion with the purchase of any other skin-care treatment service. For more information: (916) 446-4449.
(For other beauty tips from Beals, who also is a makeup artist, check out her eyelash tips in Wednesday's Scene section.)
Looking for other items that are OK for carrying on board? Check out MD Skincare's Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel packets (shown right). Each packet is single use and can be applied anywhere - even from an airline seat. They're immediately disposable. A box of 30 packets sells for $75 at Sephora, Nordstrom and select spas. I've tried these and, if you can't make it for an in-salon facial, this two-step system does the trick.