Passport? Check. Boarding passes? Check. A moisturising mask to keep your skin hydrated? Um…maybe we missed that one. Skincare may not be at the top of your tick-list when it comes to travelling, but it definitely should be. Despite the glitz and glamour of jet-setting it can also come with a few downsides too, downsides that often leave your skin looking dehydrated, tired and dull – not the holiday look you’ve been dreaming of, I’m sure.
Whether flying is something you dread or enjoy it is common knowledge that your skin definitely doesn’t look forward to it. Aeroplanes use recycled oxygen, which means your skin doesn’t get fresh air for the length of the flight. Not too appealing! This lack of oxygen can cause dehydration and sensitivity so, if you partner that with a face full of makeup, the odds are not looking good, ladies…
Of course, I am not saying that you shouldn’t wear makeup to the airport – you should do whatever makes you most comfortable! But there are some handy tips that can make your skin feel a lot healthier during the flight, like swapping a high coverage foundation for a BB cream, removing your makeup once you take your seat, and indulging in a skincare pamper session while you fly.
Want your travel skincare to really take off? Here’s a few essentials that put the glamour back into flying, and will ensure that your skin is looking its best when you step off the plane – all with a 1/3rd off this month…
The In-Flight Pamper
Once you’ve exhausted the available films, finished off your book and taken a quick nap, the on-board entertainment isn’t all that riveting. So, I think taking this time to pop on a face mask (if you don’t mind looking a little silly) is a great idea. The Nuxe Creme Fraiche Mask contains 24 hour moisturising ingredients that will give your skin the perfect mid-flight pick-me-up. Packed with nourishing oils and plant milks, the mask will reduce redness, tingling and burning and leave your skin smooth and fresh.
If you’re not a great flyer, the mask’s orange blossom aroma with really work to keep you calm, and it’s non-greasy texture means that you can apply your makeup soon afterwards too – perfect when you’re coming in to land and want a little coverage.
The under-eye area is the only part of the face that doesn’t create moisture, and so making sure you have something to keep your eyes hydrated, soothed and looking awake is a must when you travel.
If your flight requires an early wake-up call you’ll be very thankful for the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour eye gel, as its lightweight formula will instantly make your eye area feel and look more awake – perfect if you’re partial to a snooze on the plane. Containing hydrating and soothing active ingredients, the eye gel works fast to protect the eye area from external attacks and reduce any puffiness that has occurred.
The Drink for your Skin
One of the main effects flying will have on your skin is drying it out. No-one wants to start their holiday with dehydrated, dull looking skin so packing something with major hydration action should be a big priority.
The Institut Esthederm Cellular Water Gel is the ultimate drink of water for your skin, instantly revitalising and refreshing it. The moisturising gel will give your skin its daily dose of energy, so even when you’re flying high your skin will be working away to look and feel its best.
Having a luxurious flight doesn’t have to be limited to those in first class, all it takes is a wonderful pampering product and you’ll be sipping champagne in your head.
The Darphin Rose Aromatic Care oil will instantly zap dehydration lines and the tight uncomfortable feeling when you skin is dehydrated and dry. The re-balancing oil is conveniently sized for travel and will feed the skin with water and radiance to reveal a healthy glow.
If you’re not feeling brave enough to sport a full face mask on the plane, then a serum will be an ideal alternative. The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum will infuse your skin with 48 hours of hydration – so, if you have an upcoming journey that involves multiple connecting flights this will be the skincare pick for you. The refreshing texture will cool any irritation and tightness, and instantly melt in to your skin to leave your skin looking as good (maybe even better) as when you stepped on the plane.