For this post, the phrase ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’ couldn’t be more appropriate. Because, whether your flight is 20 minutes or 20 hours, a ride on an aeroplane is the perfect excuse to pamper your skin.
Flying is without a doubt tough on your skin, but more than that it can also cause a lot of stress and anxiety for some people. So, in a bid to ensure that you look and feel your best whenever you step off a plane I have curated in-flight skincare rituals for every type of flyer and trip. All you need to do is go and find your passport…
If you’re a nervous flyer…
Does the word aeroplane strike you with anxiety, dread and fear? You’re not alone! For many, the thought of travelling at 35,000 feet conjures up a whirlwind of emotions, but you shouldn’t let it stop you from reaching your destination.
For those brave enough to face their fear and take the window seat there are a number of ways to make your flying experience more calm and enjoyable.
If you have anxious tendencies you’re probably sick of the phrase ‘just relax’. That’s why I’m going to let the Tisserand De-Stress Aromatherapy Roller Ball do the talking. This travel-friendly pulse point roller ball contains a blend of essential oils that help to focus your mind and promote a sense of calm. I can already hear you breathe a sigh of relief!
It also goes without saying that if you’re feeling stressed you’ll want to give yourself a little pamper and take your mind off your surroundings. And, there’s no better way to treat your skin while you fly than with a sheet mask; they take up limited space and you can throw them away when you’re done.
The DHC Bio Ceullulose Mask 1 Sheet packs a punch of moisture with added natural cellulose extracted from fermented coconut water, amino acids and antioxidant vitamin C, plus you can keep it on while you have a snooze.
If you’ve overindulged…
Whether it was a jam-packed city break or a hectic hen-do, this in-flight ritual is for those that need another holiday to get over the holiday they’ve just been on.
We’ve all been there. Over-doing it at the all-you-can-eat buffet, having one too many drinks at the poolside bar or dancing the night away on the sand; sometimes holidays aren’t meant to be relaxing. So, if any or all of the above apply to you you’ll want to add the Clarins Booster Detox to your hand luggage. The revitalising beauty shot is the ultimate skin pick-me-up as it helps rid your skin of toxins, while plumping and adding radiance back into your complexion thanks to a natural green coffee extract.
To use, just mix a little into your go-to moisturiser or mask (or foundation if you prefer). One that I’d recommend travelling with is the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate because its creamy formula can be used as a moisturiser, mask and more.
If your skin hates flying…
No one’s skin likes flying. Even thinking about all of that recycled air is enough to make my complexion dry out. That’s why no matter what type of holiday you’re going or coming back from it’s important to rehydrate when you’re sky high.
One skincare item I never travel without is my La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. Not only does its thirst-quenching formula soothe and moisturise dehydrated faces, but it’s quick and easy to use and helps me to relax and unwind.
Your lips also need a little extra TLC while you travel, air conditioning can cause them to chap, which isn’t ideal if you’ve packed all your bright lipsticks. So, before the recycled air gets a chance to do its worst, cocoon your pout in the Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm. This best-selling formula is made from soothing plant oils, lavish shea butter and calming grapefruit essence – a recipe for soft, kissable lips.