Sky-High Skincare: Your In-Flight Guide to Glowing Skin
Flying can be a dream, but for your skin, it’s often a nightmare. You go on TikTok and you see all your favourite influencers doing face masks mid-flight, pull out the most illustrious products and you think... do I really need this? The dry, recycled air in the cabin can leave your skin feeling parched and dull. But fear not, there are ways to ensure your skin stays radiant even at 30,000 feet. Here’s your ultimate guide to in-flight skincare:
Before takeoff, it's essential to prep your skin:
Hydrate, Inside Out: Drink plenty of water in the hours leading up to your flight. Hydrated skin fares better against the dehydrating effects of air travel.
Cleanse & Moisturise: Start with a clean face and apply a hydrating moisturiser. This locks in moisture and creates a barrier against the dry cabin air.
In-Flight Skincare Routine:
During the flight, follow these steps to keep your skin happy:
Keep Hydrated: Sip water frequently throughout the flight to counteract dehydration. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol as they can further dehydrate your skin.
Hydrating Mist: Spritz a hydrating facial mist every few hours to refresh and revitalize your skin. Look for mists with hyaluronic acid or glycerin for an extra boost.
Sheet Masks or Moisturising Masks: Treat yourself to a sheet mask or a moisturising mask mid-flight. Opt for hydrating and calming ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile to soothe stressed skin.
Eye Care: Combat puffiness and dryness around the eyes with hydrating eye creams or under-eye masks. Gently tap the product to promote circulation and reduce swelling.
Lip Balm: Don’t forget your lips! Apply a rich, emollient lip balm to prevent chapping. Reapply as needed throughout the flight. We totally recommend our Shea Butter to double up as a lip balm!
Hand Cream: Keep hands soft and nourished by applying a moisturizing hand cream regularly. The dry air can take a toll on your hands too.
Once you've landed, it's time to rejuvenate your skin:
Cleanse Again: Refresh your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any impurities accumulated during the flight. Our recommendation is to use our Orinrin Cleanser, a really rich cleanser that will keep all post-flight impurities away.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Moisturise your skin generously to replenish lost moisture. Consider using a richer cream or an overnight mask for intense hydration. If you try our GOLD Shea Butter, this will keep you hydrated for hours on end.
Sun Protection: If you're landing during the day, apply sunscreen before stepping out. The sun’s rays can still affect your skin even through airplane windows.
By following these in-flight skincare tips, you can bid adieu to dull, dry skin after traveling. Embrace your journey with glowing, hydrated skin that’s ready for any adventure that awaits you on the ground!