We all are very much aware how our skin gets affected in-flight. Long flight especially can take a toll your skin. In-flight air quality is very dry which can make your skin dry and also breakout. The humidity is low, and the dry air tends to pull out moisture from your skin, this way your skin feels dry and stretchy. If you already have dry skin issues, this will be an add-on! Here are some of the top beauty tricks to prevent dry skin on airplane:
EXFOLIATE BEFORE DEPARTURE
Exfoliating before you get in the flight’s dry air is very important to prevent dryness and stretchiness. When you exfoliate properly, you are actually taking off the dead skin buildup or the dead skin layer. When you slather a moisturizer or face mist, it works better because it gets absorbed easily. If you still exfoliate regularly, at least make a habit of exfoliating pre departure.
USING FACE MASKS
Using face masks in the flight really does make a difference. Choose a hydrating and organic face mask like the one with organic aloe vera which forms a hydrating layer on your skin, and prevent drying. You may simply slather a face mask on your face and go to sleep if you want. If you are shy to take out the pack and apply the mask, and then go wash it, here is a simple technique- carry sheet masks. Sheet masks are easy to use and does not require washing. Simply take out the sheet, keep it on your face and you are done. When you remove it, you need to necessarily wash your face, just work in the liquid until it gets absorbed fully.
MINIMAL OR NO MAKEUP
Minimal makeup in the flight is the key to healthy skin. If you can sport a bare face, your necessarily in-flight moisturization can be easier to execute. Skin cannot absorb the moisturizing properties if it is already layered with makeup! Or make sure, that you put just a bb cream or tinted moisturizer.
Moisturization is the key to soft and moisturized skin during the flight journey. Carry a moisturizer with you containing shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil etc. Keep reapplying the moisturizer (along with your sunscreen of course!) every 1-2 hours depending on your skin type. You may also carry along a face mist and keep spraying your face with it frequently to keep your skin hydrated.
HEAVY DUTY LIP BALM
Lips are the first things that show dryness. Lips can get patchy and dry making it crack if kept dry for long. If you already suffer from dry lip problem, make sure you carry a very moisturizing lip balm with you. Do not use the lip balms that add shine to your lips, you need to moisturize and not look good! Carry a lipbalm that forms a thick layer on the lips. Pure shea butter too can work like magic!
Last but not the least; indulge in fat-free and healthy food. Munching on the fatty and greasy airline food and also drinking alcohol and caffeine can make your skin dry and dull. Always carry dry fruits or nuts along with you and also a bottle of water or even better-detox water to sip frequently.