In a nutshell, your skin hates flights. There´s nothing worse than altitude combined with dryness and fake air for your skin, cells and pores. Therefore if we are smart enough (and we are) we will take the necessary time to avoid this and start our getaway on the right foot. Here, are some easy basic tips to keep in mind while you are a lady on the go.
Moisturize: All over, and over again. Face lotion, eye cream, and a lip balm. Try to apply every 1 or 2 hours if we are talking about long flights. You´ll feel the difference, as your skin gets 3 times dryer than normal because the oxygen that the plane creates to combat our carbon dioxide is much dryer than oxygen at sea level. Ever heard about the sentence “more is more”.
H20: Try to do 2 liters per flight if it´s more than 8 hours. Your skin will look better (recovering from dehydration) and you will feel much better at your arrival destination. Models recommend coconut water, because of its high antioxidant components. Also, try room temperature instead of cold water. Your body will thank you. For brave girls, then try Apple Cider Vinegar mixed up with berries or Acaí.
Facial Wipes: You MUST have a clean face when you´re on the go. Leaving your skin free to breathe and nourish is the best thing you can do, and your pores will thank you so much. Buy preferably the ones that hydrate dry skin, with components like chamomile, cocoa butter, Aloe Vera or cucumber.
Facial Mist: Combating that arid environment needs a refresh of some Evian or Caudalie mist every other hour.
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Braided Hair: To avoid frizz, do the grandmother tip. Yes ladies. Braid your hair, apply a tiny bit or Argan oil on your ends. You´ll see how your hair looks less dead, much smoother, and frizz free.
SPF: Believe it or not, SPF is necessary on a plane. The sun-rays go through even more directly than when you are on land and, even more if your long flight is by a window seat.