How to avoid "Airplane Skin" while travelling?
While countries are starting to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers, most of us are starting to plan our travel itinerary.
It’s a well-known fact that airplane cabins have extremely low humidity, which can cause dryness in the skin. Here’s how it works: Dry air seeks moisture wherever it can find it, which means it will pull it directly from your skin and may cause extreme dehydration.
That doesn’t mean you should just give up and accept it, because there are multiple things you can do to protect your skin while flying. Keep scrolling to see some of the in-flight skin secrets to follow during a flight for hydrated skin!
Apply hydrating skincare every hour
Applying a few drops of well-formulated face oil every hour during your flight will dramatically help your skin retain moisture. This is effective, especially when it comes to long international flights. Try Kose Sekkisei Clear Wellness Face Oil Treatment that helps to fill your skin with moisture and absorbs instantly without feeling sticky.
Facial sprays like the Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray can also help to hydrate, tone, and refresh your skin.
Just be sure to always wash your hands before touching your skin, especially when you’re spending time in busy airports and crowded airplanes.
Sit in a Window Seat So You Can Control the Shade
UV light is the enemy of younger-looking skin. In fact, a surprising amount of premature skin aging can be attributed to incidental exposure. Flying on an airplane is an example of incidental exposure. When you’re in a plane, you’re 30,000 feet closer to the sun. Sitting in a window seat gives you the freedom to close the shade to protect your skin. It may seem like a minor thing, but it can make a major difference!
Drink Plenty of Water
It’s always beneficial to keep your body hydrated while flying. Always keep your internal cells hydrated, so remember to bring a water bottle on board.
Give yourself an in-flight facial
Bring a hydrating and soothing face mask with you, such as the JMsolution Water Luminous Sos Ringer Mask. The Water luminous s.o.s ringer mask will not only fully moisturize your skin but also soothe skin comfortably. This is important as it adds essential hydration back into the skin and helps brighten post-flight dullness.
Moisturize your lips
It’s easy to overlook your lips when you’re in the midst of a flight, but that’s a mistake. Long travel flights can dry out the skin but also the lips, so it’s extra important to keep the lips well hydrated. Use the La Mer Lip Balm which contains a hint of mint calms, restores, and conditions the lips. It instantly helps to soften dryness, this emollient treatment nourishes, restores, and strengthens the natural moisture barrier to help prevent further environmental damage.