Traveling can often be stressful – between tedious packing, getting to the airport on time and the gnawing worry that your luggage might get lost somewhere along the way, there’s not much room left for enthusiasm. Besides, most people would think that a cramped seat in an aircraft flying 35,000ft above ground is no place for beauty treatments.
But the truth is, long flights can be a great excuse to pamper yourself and arrive at your destination with supple, glowing skin. With a little bit of advanced planning, you will be able to pack a punch in those 100ml or less. Fasten your seat belt, pack your Natural Discovery Kit and let’s get to it!
Whether you’re flying across the country or around the world, you’ll want to take good care of yourself on the plane. These tips will keep you looking fresh and feeling refreshed.
Make-up Wipes Are Your Friend
There is nothing worse than having day-old make-up sit on your face when you are traveling long distance. We totally get it if you want to have glowing skin up for the airport, but it’s important not to let all that gunk accumulate on your face for prolonged periods of time. Since airplanes aren’t the most convenient place for an elaborate cleansing routine, make-up wipes will do a fine job of removing product from your face and prep your skin for what’s about to follow, which is…
Moisture, Moisture, Moisture for your Skin
Pressurized cabin air is notoriously dry and can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why it’s important to keep hydrated around the clock by drinking plenty of water, applying and reapplying lip balm and slathering thick cream on your hands. When it comes to your face, it’s crucial to pack a product that can achieve a lot with a little. Moisturizers such as the Ageless Perfection Cream are incredibly rich in key ingredients like botanical oils and Aloe Vera, which will help boost your skin’s moisture levels and keep it hydrated throughout the journey.
Drink plenty of water before you board the flight. If you’re not drinking enough water, you might feel thirsty even when you aren’t.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine on your flight. They dehydrate you and make you more likely to become ill.Eat healthy meals and snacks. Don’t eat too much junk food because it’s hard to digest while you’re sitting still.
Take a shower before you fly. Showering helps remove dirt and sweat from your body. It also makes you smell better.
If you’re flying somewhere hot, be sure to drink plenty of fluids before boarding the plane. The air inside planes gets very dry because there isn’t much humidity, which means you won’t get as much moisture from drinking liquids. Plus, if you’re sitting next to a window seat, you might feel extra thirsty due to the lack of airflow.
Elevate Your Hydrating Game – Moisturize after take off
If you are on a red eye, you might want to consider taking your mid-air moisturizing routine a step further by using a face serum. Ideally, you should choose a product that’s rich in moisture, yet travel-friendly, like the Micro Algae Immun-B3 Serum, which doesn’t thicken on the skin, so it is easy to apply and rinse off – even mid-flight. All you have to do is sit back with your in-flight entertainment of choice and let the mask do its job – your skin will look plump and radiant when you show up at the arrivals gate!
Apply moisturizer to your face and neck after takeoff. This will help prevent dry skin and wrinkles.
Keep your feet warm. Wear socks with your shoes. You can buy special insoles that fit into your shoes to keep your feet warm.
Stay hydrated. Carry a bottle of water with you so you can stay well-hydrated throughout the flight.
If you’re flying somewhere hot, you’ll want to moisturize after takeoff. “You should apply sunscreen before you board,” says Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. “And if you’re going to be sitting still for a while, use a moisturizer.”
Protect against Jet Lag
If you’re traveling by air, you might notice some changes in your body when you arrive at your destination. That’s because jet lag is caused by a disruption in your circadian rhythm. It happens when your internal clock gets out of sync with the day/night cycle of your new location.
If you’re flying across the country, chances are you’ll be jetlagged after landing. The best thing you can do to combat jet lag is to eat well before you board the plane and drink plenty of water while you’re on the flight.
Pack a TSA friendly skin care kit
To help prevent jet lag, pack a skincare kit like our Natural Discovery Kit before you leave home. This includes things like moisturizer, sunscreen, lip balm, and eye cream. You should also bring along an antihistamine (like Benadryl) and a sleep aid (like Ambien).
If you’re flying somewhere far away, you’ll want to keep yourself well-hydrated throughout the flight. You should always bring at least two bottles of water with you, plus some snacks to munch on while you’re waiting for takeoff. And if you’re going somewhere where there’s a lot of turbulence, you might want to consider bringing a pillow or blanket to help you sleep better.
More Moisture – Drink Plenty of Water
If you’re going to be on a flight for more than six hours, drink plenty of water. It’s easy to forget how thirsty you actually become when you’re sitting still for so long. Drinking enough water helps to replace lost fluids and keeps your body hydrated.
If you want to avoid feeling dehydrated while flying, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight. You should aim to drink at least two glasses of water every hour. In addition, try to eat foods high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, which help keep you fuller longer.