Travel feeds the soul, but is it good for your skin? Truth be told, air travel can wreak havoc on your skincare routine. Pressurized flight cabins deplete humidity and recycle the same air, making the in-flight environment akin to the Sahara Desert. Don’t let long flights and changing climates leave your pores feeling rattled. We’re sharing everything you need to know to maintain your glow while globetrotting. These carry-on approved products will help you stay flawless from 20,000 feet above.
Air travel tends to zap the moisture and life out of your skin. But don't be discouraged, a seasoned jetsetter knows how to keep the glow even after 34,000 miles of altitude. Applying a few drops of hyaluronic acid immediately before a flight is the key to locking in moisture to last for hours to come. Hyaluronic acid helps to draw in moisture and amplify hydration, giving your skin the extra oomph it needs to sustain the trip.
One of the most critical parts of skincare is locking your products in place. Seal the deal on your serums and treatments by covering your face with a hydrating moisturizer to secure product and maximize the effectiveness. Sisley Paris’s Sisleyouth Anti-Pollution moisturizer works double-duty by stabilizing moisture and fighting off outside pollutants. Airports are filled with germs and environmental aggravators, so this lightweight cream is perfect for on-the-go travel days. Bonus: the moisturizer also blocks out blue light exposure, so you don’t have to worry about the impact of binging an in-flight flick during a flight!
Being confined to your seat can not only be frustrating, but it can also lead to water retention. Add in the sodium consumption from the in-flight salty pretzels, and you have yourself a recipe for facial puffiness. Turn the jet into your spa with Ciaté London’s Watermelon Burst Hydrating Eye Patches. Each hydro-gel is infused with niacinamide, a boosting vitamin complex, to restore and revitalize your under-eye area.
When you look out your window to the scenic euphoria above the clouds, do you ever stop to think about how close you are to the ozone layer? The higher the altitude, the stronger the ultraviolet rays. Protect your skin with Tom Ford’s Face Protect broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen. Fortified with antioxidants, the protective layer of SPF will nourish your skin while guarding you against sun damage.
Stress is a leading player in breakouts. Avoid the dreaded zit by stopping worry in its tracks. Soothing aromatherapy can help calm anxious nerves and relax your mind. Aesop’s Ginger Flight Therapy can be applied to mitigate tension and nausea from a flight. If you’re a fearful flyer, the lavender and ginger root will help you experience a smoother, stress-free voyage.