Every woman wants to have this beautiful, fresh looking and hydrated skin. It makes you look younger and even the tiny little lines are less visible as the skin is really plump. When you are at home and not travelling, it is fairly easy to maintain. However what happens when you are travelling? And especially travelling long haul flights? It is not anymore truth, that people travel long haul only winter and summer for their annual holidays. World has become somewhat small and we are all taking an advantage of that.
Plane is not great place for your skin. It is full of recycled air and bacteria and you are really high up in the sky, which doesn’t help. On the top of that, with the time difference and lack of sleep, your skin can look dull and tired. So to have hydrated skin and looking fresh when you arrive to your destination, it can be quite challenging. However it is not impossible. With this routine and you will see all the difference. I have included all my favourite products above and below for you to make your shopping easier.
This is what you need to do to keep your skin hydrated during long haul flight
Few days before your flight
The preparation for the hydrated skin starts actually few days before your flight. Reduce you sodium intake and increase the amount of water you drink per day. At least one glass extra is ideal. Also try to eat well balanced diet. Healthy looking skin starts with healthy gut. You might notice, if you for example indulge in too much sugar your skin starts to have breakouts (at least my skin does).
The night before the flight, this is what you should be doing. Exfoliate well your skin first. I like using this Nip and Fab. It contains glycolic acid, so it is quite strong for everyday, but before flight it works for me really well. After that, put on hydrating mask like this one. Then, I like to use Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier serum and my usual creams. I like using this Sesderma eye cream and this Estee Lauder face cream. In the morning the skin is really nicely hydrated. You don’t need to do this routine only before flying but anytime you feel you need an extra boost.
On the day and during your flight
First thing you need to do, is to remove your make up. As you need to pack small bottles for your hand luggage, I find this one is good and small. Then put on your hydrating serum. I am using my Skinceuticals Intensifier or Skinceuticals Hydrating B5. After that I put on my usual cream. I also use this eye cream with vitamin C . It helps to illuminate the eyes and fight the fatigue and is also packed with antioxidants. Last I use sun cream, currently Elisabeth Arden 8 hour cream . Sun cream is something I never leave my house without. I use it even when it is raining or snowing and always min 50 SPF. The UVA can penetrate the window glass so especially when you are over 30000 feet closer to the sun, you really need sun cream.
I also like to use the this Lowengrip facial mist which is rich in vitamin B, C and E as well as antioxidants. It helps to keep the skin hydrated and fresh during the whole flight. I actually started to use this mist quite often, even when I am at home. It just makes my skin feel really fresh and plump during the day. Also don’t forget about your lips. My current favourite is the famous 8 hour lip balm by Elisabeth Arden. Avoid drinking alcohol and coffee as both dehydrates and instead opt for herbal teas and plenty of water.
After your flight
Immediately when you arrive home or to your hotel, clean your face really well from all the bacteria your skin caught. Apply your hydrating serum again and your cream and try to have a rest. If you are not tired, you can also use this Sesderma mask with vitamin C which makes your skin glowing. I love Sesderma products and I am using them for some time now. You can read about my favourite Sesderma products here. Good skin looks always better when it is well rested, of course.
So when is your next travel? Is your skin ready? What is your routine to keep your
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Disclaimer: Lowengrip facial mist was gifted, but the opinions are mine.