IN-FLIGHT BEAUTY TIPS
Congratulations, you’re going on vacation! You’ve spent hours planning, packing, and preparing for your time away – but first you have to get there, and arriving at your destination looking great is half the battle.
Congratulations, you’re going on vacation! You’ve spent hours planning, packing, and preparing for your time away – but first you have to get there, and arriving at your destination looking great is half the battle. If you’ve ever marveled at how jet-setting actresses and models maintain their soft, glowing skin through red-eye flights, then you need to take on board some celebrity tips.
CLEANSE AWAY THE DAY
You would never dream of foregoing hand-washing in an airport – so why not extend the same care to your face? Facial cleansing wipes have moved on from the stinging, alcohol-soaked washcloths we all scrubbed our skin raw with. These Dermatological Skin Purifying Wipes use Salicylic acid to remove excess oils and any airport grossness from your face.
However great wipes are, they can leave your flight-parched skin feeling even more dry and tender. Bring a tub of your favorite moisturizer within easy reach in your carry-on and apply it liberally throughout the flight. We love Clinique’s Moisture Surge, a cream-gel hybrid that will suit all skin types and keep you glowing all through the flight.
Tired of stepping off an airplane with dry, chapped lips? The stuffy cabin air can really ruin the first few days of a vacation. Fight against the worst of it with a great lip treatment and judicious use of chapstick. Etheral Lord of the Rings star Cate Blanchett always uses a Sensai lip product when she flies – grab your own here
BEHIND THE MASK
Traditional peel-off or clay mud masks aren’t recommended for long flights – they’re messy, they’re fiddly, and it’s inconsiderate to the person next to you to smear goo all over your face. But sitting still for a couple of hours (and, let’s be honest, probably taking a nap) is the perfect time to try out a Korean sheetmask. Usually made of a cotton sheet infused with essence, this simply drapes over your face for a mess-free, in-flight pamper session. These Tony Moly I’m Real masks are available in a huge variety of flavours – red wine, anybody?
KEEP THOSE DRINKS FLOWING🍷🍷
No, not the champagne – drinking lots of water while in the air is the best way to prevent your skin from drying out. Not only will you keep hydrated, it’s also suggested that it can help ease jetlag. Courteney Cox , who still looks as fresh-faced at 52 years old as she did when she rose to TV stardom in Friends over two decades ago, swears by this tip.