In Flight Skincare Routine

Travelling can be a blast! An eventful nonstop journey of sightseeing, culture, food and of course, shopping! But long haul flights can really dampen your mood when you arrive at your destination and your skin is going through World War Three with itself. Taking care of your skin on flights is essential. Think of all that air compression on board, blasting air cons sucking out all your skin’s moisture and leaving it vulnerable to the massive germ called an airbus. So before you try to sleep the flight away, why not pamper yourself on board so that your skin looks its best on vacation?
The most important thing to do on long haul flights is to keep your skin hydrated. I don’t mean your everyday moisturiser that hydrates your skin for a normal day’s work. We’re talking about epic moisturising agents that will retain the skin’s moisture levels throughout the flight. Remember, from the minute you step onto the airbus, bolstering air cons are already attacking your skin’s moisture levels so I suggest you begin your regimen as soon as you’re buckled up.
Start with cleansing your face. No use applying awesome products to a dirty surface. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a hot cloth to cleanse your face and hands. This is perfect for getting rid of any dirt on the skin’s surface. If your airline does not offer this, no worries, pop out a moisturising cleansing wipe and clean your skin. I’m not a fan of cleansing wipes but they sure are convenient. If you choose to start your regimen after take-off then using your normal facial cleanser in the bathroom is great. Apply your toner as per usual and thank the universe for sample sizes. I usually skip this step and go straight into my serum. A serum containing hyaluronic acid is perfect since it traps moisture into the skin. I obviously use my favourite skin care product ever, Hada Labo’s Super Hyaluronic Hydrating Essence, and just pat that into my skin. You could then follow with a really rich moisturiser like Paula’s Choice Replenishing Moisturiser from the Skin Recovery range or you could opt for a mask instead.
Hydrating sleeping masks are perfect for long haul flights. They are extremely hydrating and long lasting. If you’re worried about looking like a weirdo then choose a clear mask so that no-one will know the difference. Origins make an amazing overnight mask that’s super hydrating and clear on the skin. Try their Drink-Up Intensive overnight mask and you’ll fall in love! It quenches parched skin and leaves it feeling super soft in the a.m.
Personally, I prefer to use my hyaluronic acid serum followed by my Origins overnight mask to achieve optimum results. When I get off the plane, my skin is soft, plump and well, happy! So don’t be afraid to proceed with your skincare routine on board; it’s so worth it! And if you’re brave enough to sport a coloured face mask, just remember you’ll never see those people again (fingers crossed!)

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