With winter just around the corner, we’re all itching to get on a plane to sunnier climes, dig an umbrella into the sand (with suncream in our beach bag, of course) and never look back …
But with plane rides come dry skin, dullness and post-flight puffiness, so in order to touch-down with a glowing complexion, there’s some skincare work to be done on your journey.
Here’s the team’s best tips for in-flight beauty:
“I swear by Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream for keeping my lips and skin super moisturised on a long-haul flight when the air con is pumping. I also love doing sheet masks (my favourite is by Decleor), but only when all the lights have gone out to save the strange looks from fellow passengers!
I also swear by Kora Organics Noni Glow Skin Superfood Supplement, which is full of potent superfoods but comes in a handy sachet, making it perfect for travelling.” – Bianca, Web Editor.
“My lips get so dry on flights so I slather Glossier’s mint balm all over them (the smell is gorgeously refreshing on a stuffy plane), plus it’s perfect for cracked elbows, cuticles and spots that are feeling red and raw.” – Charlie, Fashion Editor
“I always put my hair back into a ponytail or bun and fly make-up free, or take Garnier Micellar Water (travel size) with me and remove my make-up an hour or two into the flight. I then put Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm all over my face to prevent dehydration.” Claire, Director
“I’m the person you spot on the plane and think “what the F is she doing?”. I never wear makeup to the airport, so that I can apply Skin Republic’s Gold Hydrogel Face Mask as the plane takes off. It makes me look totally crazy but I’m obsessed with it. I massage in the residue and once it’s completely soaked in, I follow with Shiseido’s Ultimune (my current obsession) and then a final slather of Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon, the smell sends me off into a nice flight nap.
Also Net-A-Porter’s perspex cases are the BEST for carrying all your travel liquids. You can fit so much in them, and there’s no need to unpack and put into zip-lock bags at security.” – Samantha, Beauty Content Writer
“My in-flight bag always contains: This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, a cooling eye mask (The Body Shop’s is really good), L’Occitane’s lavender hand cream, face wipes and a lip balm.” – Harriet Keane, Intern
“I buy two litres of water from WH Smith at the airport and guzzle them throughout the flight. I also bring a TSA-approved sandwich bag with a mini hand sanitizer, hand cream, lip balm, face moisturiser and face mist in my handbag to avoid my skin feeling parched. You must hydrate from the inside as well as the outside.” – Jenna, Senior Strategist
“Loads of moisturiser! Hand cream, under eye serum, daily face cream and a hair band. Eyeliner for arrival is also a must.” Camilla, Publisher
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