Ever experienced that dry, tight feeling in your face and hands while flying? As your flight goes on your skin starts to feel more and more dehydrated and irritated—just in time for landing. Who doesn’t love starting off a vacation with an ashy complexion and bright red breakouts?
Sometimes it feels like the worst part about flying isn’t the screaming kids nor the cramped leg room — it’s the negative skin effects that come from the pressurized and low-humidity recycled air. The parched environment pulls moisture from your skin, ultimately drying it out over the course of the flight. The longer the flight, the worse the effects.
This is why it is essential to pamper yourself before, during, and after, so you can look radiant your entire trip. After all, you may be jet-lagged but your skin doesn’t need to look it. Avoid alcohol and caffeine (sorry!), turn off the air vent above your seat, and make sure your hands are always clean and sanitized. But these tips alone aren’t enough to combat complexion problems. We suggest packing these TSA-approved products to save your skin from 30,000 feet up.
Pack this rose water toner and mist your face throughout the flight. This facial spray provides instant hydration for your face and neck whilst rejuvenating tired skin, helping to create a more vibrant and youthful complexion. Lightweight and versatile, it will restore your skin’s pH balance and absorb excess oils (without causing dryness).
Bioderma Micellar Water is an oil free facial cleansing and makeup removing water for sensitive skin. There is no need to wake up the sleeping stranger in the next seat to go to the bathroom — instead, use a couple drops of Bioderma Micellar Water on a cotton pad and wipe your face and neck to get rid of that airport grime halfway through your flight.
After cleansing, it’s time to moisturize. The Soap And Glory Moisture Miracle was formulated to work intensively to regenerate and repair dry, dehydrated skin. It smooths and hydrates and is balanced for all skin types.
Qtica Lip Repair Balm works miracles on dry, cracked and irritated lips. The rich, thick concentration of honey, beeswax, vitamins, aloe, tea tree and essential oils defends against the elements and helps relieve and seal the most dry and irritated lips.
Gallinée Hand Cream boasts a lightweight and fast-absorbing formula to soften and intensely nourish dry hands. It soothes, hydrates, and repairs. Hands are left feeling soft, supple, and are protected from external aggressors.
About an hour before landing, throw on these cooling eye patches. The cooling transdermal gel patch infuses the eye area with Icelandic glacial waters and concentrated doses of firming ingredients to de-puff, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides and botanicals improve blood flow and reduce puffiness.
When you’ve finally reached your hotel, gently exfoliate your skin to clear out those dead skin cells and all the gunk your skin soaked up on the plane. Try the M3 Naturals Activated Charcoal Scrub. Its activated charcoal combines with dead sea salts to provide the ultimate oil and impurities cleanse for your skin.