How to keep your skin looking great while flying at 30,000 feet
- Skin Care
- November 10, 2014
Travel can be hard on your skin, especially if you travel by plane. The pressurized cabin has low moisture levels, airborne pollutants, and recirculated air. The end of the flight leaves your skin looking greasy and lackluster.
Here are some tips for keeping your skin looking great while traveling by plane:
- Exfoliate your skin the night before your flight to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells. Dead skin cells can prevent moisturizer adhesion and make the skin dull.
- Drink plenty of water, especially the day before your flight.
- Do not change your skincare routine for your trip. Try to maintain what your skin is used to. If there is a problem taking certain products on the plane, consider shipping them to your destination.
- Avoid heavy eye makeup if you think you might take a nap.
During the flight
- Drink plenty of water, at least 8 oz per hour during the flight.
- Wash and hydrate your skin before sleeping on long flights.
- Do not consume alcohol, coffee, or soda because they are dehydrators.
- Get some rest. Using a neck pillow, eye mask, and noise canceling headphones is the best way to get some real sleep during the flight.
- On long flights, get some exercise by walking the length of the cabin several times and moving your legs and feet as often as possible.
Your trip will get off to a great start as you arrive at your destination looking and feeling great. During your vacation, plan on only using light makeup for a natural look. Prepare for the trip home using the pre-flight tips.