14 Beauty Tips for Airplane Travel

14 Beauty Tips for Airplane Travel

I HAVEN’T been on a long haul flight in a while, but I’ve been on flights lately that lasted three or four hours. Even these medium haul flights, no matter how big the plane or comfortable the seat, can cause skin issues due to the horribly dry air inside the cabin.

Here are a few tips for airplane skin care and beauty:

1. Exfoliate skin the night before a flight. This will remove dead skin cells that could cause flakiness caused by dry airplane air.

2. Follow with a super-hydrating moisturizer. Look for one that has hyaluronic acid in it, especially for long haul flights.

3. Applying foundation before a flight can be tricky. It could become patchy because of the dryness. Switch to a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, which are also easier to reapply when it’s time to deplane.

4. Airplane air can cause havoc on your tresses. Prevent major dryness or static hair by deep-conditioning before the flight. Try carrying a small tube of leave-in conditioner among your liquids if your hair is really prone to dryness.

5.  Having a small bottle of rose water or witch hazel toner is a quick and easy way to feel refreshed and rehydrated throughout the flight.

6. Bring hand and body lotion to stay moisturized all over. Don’t forget to slather it on hands and feet on a medium or long haul flight.

7. Don’t forget lip balm!

8.  If you wear contact lenses, airplane air will dry them out even more quickly. I do not wear my contact lenses for flights any longer than one hour because it’s just too uncomfortable. If you want to have your contacts on before you leave the plane, have your contact lens case and lens solution in your allowed bag of hand-carried liquids and put them on before landing.

9.  Even if you don’t wear contact lenses, eye drops are a good thing to carry if your eyes are prone to redness or dryness.

10.  If you need to look put-together as soon as you exit the plane, apply makeup a little while before landing. Opt for cream blush and highlighter to bring some dewiness to your skin.

11. Remember not to spray a cloud of perfume in your seat that could irritate other passengers. Freshen up fragrance in the lavatory or after exiting the plane instead.

12. If hair has been flattened beyond hope, put it up in a ponytail or French braid.

13.  Do your regular skin care routine after you get off the plane, before bedtime. If skin has really dried out, use a heavier moisturizer than usual or use a moisturizing mask.

14.  Lastly, don’t forget the very simple but important thing of staying hydrated throughout the flight. Drink more water than you think you need. Getting up for trips to the bathroom will help your circulation, too!

Via: Sun.Star