So you are finally on vacation or are about to board for a business trip and want to look your best when arriving at your destination? Sleeping in the air plane in an uncomfortable position, next to a snoring passenger or a crying infant can take a toll on your beauty sleep and skin but we've got your back.
It's no secret that the air is drier up there. As it gets colder the further you are from earth's surface the cold air can't store as much moisture. The dry cabin air wont only affect your skin but also your throat, so staying hydrated is crucial. If you are like me and don't like to be on the lookout for the flight attendant in order to ask for water, you can bring an empty bottle through the security check and fill it up before you enter the plane. Noise-cancelling headphones are bliss when you have troubles falling asleep due to ambient noise. Also, make sure you have your hand sanitizer with you and use it on your hands before applying skin care to prevent breakouts. And as Miss V tends to say "Don't touch your face. Fight them pimples before they even occur."
Since the air is so dry, you want to keep your skin hydrated, so try to avoid make-up. Many of us remove their make-up completely while in the plane and apply a bit concealer, mascara and lip tint shortly before landing. I have to admitt that I am not that person. While I remove my base make-up (BB Cream, contour powder, blush) completely, I always leave my eyeliner on during flights. Winged eyeliner is just something I never leave the house without, but this is really just my personal preference. What I like to do instead is putting eye patches under my eyes to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes. As some of you know I am a big fan of Petitfées Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches.
Well... not quite the Charmed one, but the 3 step sheet masks are pretty powerful too. Instead of bringing many little sample jars and sachets on board, some of us swear by taking some of our favourite 3 step sheet masks on board as they take up less space and are more convenient. Also, you wont end up emptying your sponge bag in order to find that one tiny jar as everything is neatly sealed together.
TROIAREUKE GPS Masks come with a cleanser, sheet mask and a moisturizer to seal the ingredients and keep them from evaporating. They diminish redness and calm irritated skin while pampering it with moisture.
Depending on the length of your flight and your skin's needs you might want to follow up with a face mist or a sleeping pack. Sleeping packs are moisture sealing champions and will help keeping the dryness under control. Face mists are another great alternative to keep you fresh and moisturised throughout the flight. In fact, many flight attendants swear by using face mists as they keep their faces fresh and glowing without messing up their make-up. COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist comes in a travel-friendly 75ml bottle and helps your skin maintaining low pH level.
This is something our entire beauty staff does (males+females). We all take our lip masks on planes to prevent chapped lips.
Petitfées Oil Lip Blossom Camelia Seed Oil Lip Mask is our current favourite as it's packed with Camelia Seed Oil, Bees Wax, Argan Oil, Persian Lilac Flower Extract, Moringa, False Daisy Leaf Powder and Turmeric Root Extract. Our Glowrious Boys prefer the Petitfée Oil Blossom Sea Buckthorn Mask due to its scent, which is less floral (more on the herbal side) and the colour of the lip mask. This one contains Sea Buckthorn, Jojoba Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Tumeric Root Extract, Shea Butter, Chinaberry Flower & Leaf Extract and Moringa Seed Oil.
So there's that. The other thing is that we all double-cleanse, peel, tone and moisturize as soon as we get to our hotel room or back home after a flight. Dead skin cell buildups, stress ( due to boarding, delayed flight, jetlag etc.) along with dirt and bacteria are all things that can promote breakouts. We hope this blog post was helpful and wish you all a safe and pleasant flight! ❤
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