While flying feels comfortable and is completely safe in terms of the amount of oxygen floating around in the air, air within the cabin of a plane is slightly different than on the ground. In one's normal environment, there is often plenty of natural humidity that hydrates the skin. However, on an airplane, the recycled air becomes very dry.
The low humidity means our skin is not getting enough moisture. While we might naturally drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic beverages to mitigate the effects of dehydration, we often overlook making sure that the skin itself does not become dry. Here are 6 skin-saving tips that our experts have amassed in order to help you keep your skin rejuvenated from takeoff to landing!
1. Cleanse Your Skin
Despite the fact that your skin is exposed to dry air, it is still important to cleanse the skin to remove it from contaminants. After all, dry air doesn't necessarily mean that it is any purer than air at a normal humidity. Therefore, you still have to remove the dirt, oil, and other pore-clogging residues that accumulate while traveling and lugging your things around the airport. We recommend these easy-to-use alcohol-free Wotnot Facial Wipes that won't further dry out the skin. As a bonus, the wipes also contain moisturising and repairing aloe vera.
2. Apply A Hydrating Mist
Are you familiar with athletes who spritz their face at the gym to cool off? Or, perhaps you've seen people in warm, dry climates splash on some cooling mist? The same purpose applies when flying; you are in a very dry environment, though it might not seem immediately obvious. Thankfully, the Skinstitut Multi Active Mist is perfect for flying because it is designed to replenish and revive dry skin. We recommend periodically applying the mist to retain a healthy, fresh glow throughout the flight.
3. Apply A Nourishing Serum
We also encourage travellers to accompany misting with hydration rich serums, like our Kosmea Organic Rose Hip Oil serum. This amazing serum is infused with a variety of vitamins, fatty acids, and other ingredients that soothe dry skin. In fact, the serum is so robust, that it can also treat dry cuticles, elbows, and other areas of the body already prone to dryness.
4. Apply An Extra Hydrating Moisturiser Or A Leave-on Mask
Planning for a long flight overseas and overnight? Well, sadly, none of us possess the superhuman powers to keep moisturising our skin during sleep. However, long-acting moisturisers like the My Payot Sleeping Pack are meant to keep skin looking radiant overnight. This particular mask moisturiser with its creamy texture contains powerful antioxidants to help repair and smooth out dehydrated skin. Overnight masks can also be considered, as they pump out healthy ingredients throughout the night's duration, and can be a relaxing addition to your onboard routine.
5. Apply Lip Balm
For those of us in colder climates, isn't it true that our lips are often the first to suffer from dry, icy winds? Well, in relation to the drying effects of flying, one shouldn't forget to vigorously apply lip balm. Our lips reflect the level of our skin's hydration more quickly than other body parts. Thus, we highly suggest using balm like the Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick. This balm is not for the faint of heart; it contains five different plant waxes and will help you fight the elements!
6. Use Essential Oils For Anxiety
On a side note, we all know that anxiety is no friend of our skin. Yet, people commonly experience anxiety and nervousness during flights. If you suffer from anxiety whilst flying, we suggest inhaling this calming, anxiety-reducing Black Chicken Remedies Nasalette Oil Inhaler. Use as often as needed befor eand during the flight.
Other flying tips?
We suggest you try and adjust to destination time zone ahead of time, get some sleep, and eat lightly. Bon voyage!