Even if you are diligent about taking care of your skin, a long haul flight can suck the life out of your face and leave you pallid and parched by the time you touch down. Many of us spend time and money on pampering our faces with professional dermatological beauty services, so we don’t want all of that effort to be undone by the brutal air of a plane cabin. Pack these luxuriously moisturising, face-saving products and you’ll boast the freshest visage at the baggage claim.
The first order of business when you settle into your flight is removing your make up. I recommend a gentle, water based remover you can use on your whole face, like Bioderma Crealine H20. It’s ultra mild, soap free cleansing formula will sooth as you swipe it across your face. You’ll love the cool cucumber extract and non-oily feeling afterwards.
Next, you’ll want to protect your face from the harsh, dry air of the cabin. Smooth on a generous application of the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque to your face, neck and decollete, then sit back and relax. Now would be a great time to apply a nourishing hand cream to keep your cuticles from shriveling up as well. Maybe you’ll get a few skeptical looks from fellow passengers, but you’ll be the one with the pretty face at the end of the flight!
So you’ve sipped your glass of champagne, watched hours of Say Yes to the Dress and nibbled your in-flight snacks. Now, as your destination approaches, it is time to continue your beauty regimen. Excuse yourself to the lavatory and rinse the mask away, leaving a plump, refreshed face. Caudalie Beauty Elixir is your next line of defense. This multi-tasking toner/serum mist is packed with essential oils and powerful botanicals that will help to brighten, tighten and soothe. It’s basically a mist of pure radiance, and smells heavenly, to boot.
A light yet effective moisturiser comes next. I recommend Clarins Hydra Quench all over your face and neck for that comfortable, “quenched” feeling. Formulated to leave you feeling fresh and not oily, Clarins Hydra Quench’s powerful Katafray bark extract is perfect for gently hydrating and maintaining a protective barrier between your face and environmental irritants.
Last but not least, you must not forget your delicate eye area. Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair Eye Serum is your best defense against dehydration lines that will be exacerbated by cabin air. Japanese botanicals such as geranium extract, Arnica extract and caffeine are the perfect blend to brighten tired eyes and combat puffiness.
Tailor this in-flight rescue to include your favorite products to suit your skin type, just remember that moisture is king! Happy Travels!
Author: Noella Schink is a beauty writer who believes in prevention, drinking lots of water, and above all, moisturisation! She hopes every woman has the opportunity to visit a professional center for facial rejuvenation to learn about the newest and best ways to maintain a gorgeous face for decades to come. Noella recommends The Redwood Center for Bay Area face lifts, and other facial cosmetic services.