Step off the plane looking flawless with out in-flight routine and beauty products
There have been countless times when I’ve walked off a long haul flight looking and feeling like a gremlin. Whether you’re stretching your legs in business class or getting sneezed on in economy, airplanes can be an unforgiving place for your skin. Cabin air can leave your skin feeling dry and irritable, and according to the internet, with around 12% humidity, it’s drier than most deserts. Having an in-flight beauty routine is essential to combating this dryness, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Achieving radiant skin after a 14-hour flight can be as simple as counting to 7 thanks to our 7-step guide. Hey, no one said being a jet-setter was easy, but we’ve got your skin covered when facing the horrors of in-flight air. Here are a few of our favorite products to try next time you take off
Step 1: Remove Makeup
We’ve already established that cabin air can be quite harsh on your skin, and adding makeup to the mix will only agitate it further; therefore, most experts recommend flying makeup free. Adding makeup wipes to your in-flight beauty routine is a great way to get rid of any residue makeup and grime. These makeup wipes by “Yes To”is a perfect addition, and thanks to its super moisturizing formula, it won’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry. It’s also perfect if you have sensitive skin.
Step 2: Apply A Sheet Mask
I’m a sucker for a good quality sheet mask, and you can never have too many laying around is what I always say. My love for them aside, they’re a great way to keep your skin hydrated while on a plane filled with stuffy air everyone’s been breathing in and out. Sure, you’ll spend a good few minutes looking like you stepped off the set of “Friday the 13th”, but your skin will thank you later. Glow Recipe’ jelly sheet mask does an amazing job of hydrating and soothing tired skin after a long flight. Plus, it smells amazing!
Step 3: Hydrate With Serum
Once you’ve enjoyed the soothing effects of a sheet mask, it’s time to move on to serums. Over recent months I’ve developed another obsession – Vichy products. I love the smell and feel of most of these products, and for me, it’s a great investment; Vichy Minéral 89 is no different. Not only is this product incredibly hydrating, but you can purchase this product on the go, as it’s available at most drugstores. Once applied, your skin feels smooth and ready for the next step. It’s another great product if you have sensitive skin too!
Step 4: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Adding a good moisturizer to your in-flight routine should be a no-brainer, and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is a classic that wins hands down. This rich moisturizer is filled with countless hydrating goodies, and its incredible lightweight formula will not leave you disappointed. It’s the perfect fit for all skin types, leaving your skin well-protected, smooth and ready to step off the plane looking great.
Step 5: Keep Refreshed With Face Mist
Who doesn’t love a good face spritz? Once you’ve gotten your skin hydrated and looking radiant, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your flight, while occasionally refreshing your skin with a good spritz. Nothing is more soothing than the touch of Mother Nature, and with plant-based ingredients, Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water ( what a mouth full) is the perfect face mist to add to your routine. Not only is this product good for your skin, but it’s incredibly soothing.
Step 6: Apply Tinted- Moisturizer
Congrats! You’ve made it through your flight. The next step in looking flawless after a long haul flight is finding the perfect tinted moisturizer. I find that tinted moisturizers are a great way to look like you’ve spent the last few hours on a beach, and I prefer it to a foundation since it’s not too heavy on my skin. Not only does the Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer contain antioxidants and vitamins C and E to protect your skin, but it’s available in 15 shades, making it easy to find a shade that suits your skin tone. It’s a great fit if you’re looking to step off the plane looking like your flawless, natural self.
Step 7: Final Touches – Lip Balm
You’ve hydrated your skin and your body (I hope you’ve been drinking tons of water), now it’s time to focus on your lips. A hydrating lip balm is essential to rounding-off a good in-flight skincare routine. While there are plenty of options to soothe your parched lips, Vaseline Lip Balm is such a classic you can never go wrong.