SKINCARE TIPS FOR AIR TRAVEL
Summer months are a busy time for traveling so I wanted to share a few tricks and tips on how to keep your skin radiant while in transit!
SKIN ESSENTIALS ON THE FLIGHT
The challenges of keeping the skin radiant while traveling is loss of moisture, so these are the “must-haves”, skin care tips for air travel; hydrating mist, such as a rosewater freshener or a lavender mist to replenish moisture throughout the flight, a hydrating facial cream or facial oil, non petroleum based lip balm, and if you have extra space an eye gel to de-puff the eyes and keep those crows feet away. On longer flights you will want to reapply half way through the flight.
COMBAT DRYNESS IN HOTELS
If you are staying in hotels, I recommend bringing a hydrating mask or an extra rich cream to leave on your skin overnight as this will help rebalance dehydration from the flight and leave your skin refreshed when you wake up in the morning.
WEAR SUN-BLOCK ON THE PLANE
Also, it is a good precaution to wear sun block if you travel on airplanes during daytime; due to higher altitudes you are subjected to higher than normal exposure from the sun, and UV rays can penetrate an airplane’s windows causing damage and dehydration to the skin. If you travel frequently this is very important in order to prevent permanent sun-damage and skin discoloration.
HYDRATE WITH WATER & TEA
Drinking plenty of water is a beauty must of course! Before, during and after the flight. My rule of thumb in general is for every glass of wine or caffeinated drink, have a glass of water; this helps to keep you hydrated. I personally like bringing a variety of herbal teas for the flight as well as that seems to do the trick!