So, you’re off to New York, flying out from London in the morning – lucky you! Going on a long haul flight can be exciting, particularly if the destination is exotic but don’t forget about your skin!
The high altitude and cabin pressure will suck out moisture from your skin and, without proper care, leave it dry and cracked. Not the best look for that shopping spree you’ve been looking forward to on 5th Avenue!
Here’s 5 tips for keeping your skin fresh during a long haul flight and ensuring you’ll be just as gorgeous when you get off the plane as when you got on it.
Tip 1 – Drink Plenty Of Water
You’ll probably want to relax with a glass of wine or two, but if you do, make sure you also drink plenty of water.
Aim to drink at least one glass of water for each hour of the flight, more if you are drinking alcohol. If your body is dehyrated your skin is one of the first places that will lose its moisture.
Tip 2 – Eat Well And Avoid Salty Foods
Stay away from salty foods as these will quickly dry up and dehydrate your skin. Stick to healthy, light snacks – fresh fruit and veg is ideal.
You will also feel much better for it when you reach your destination.
Tip 3 – Moisturise More Than Normal
Moisturise your skin pre-flight and if you can, get a travel sized moisturiser to top up in flight. You might want to go for a tinted moisturiser instead of wearing your usual make up to allow your skin to breathe.
If you are wearing makeup, always make sure you take it off before going to sleep after the flight.
Tip 4 – Use A Spritzer To Spray Your Face
Use a travel sized spritzer spray to spray your face. This will hydrate your skin and also help to freshen you up.
For super freshness add a few drops of rose or lavender to the water.
Tip 5 – Use A Lip Balm
Chapped lips are a big problem on long haul flights, so again get yourself a travel sized lip balm and apply regularly. Again you could use a tinted lip balm, instead of wearing lipstick or lip gloss.
So, that’s 5 simple tips for keeping your skin hydrated and fresh on a long haul flight. Do you have any more in flight skin care tips you would like to share?
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