High-pressure cabins with low moisture levels mean that
flying (particularly long-haul) can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to major
breakouts and dry patches. Luckily we've managed to find a few star products that
help to prevent and counteract any damage. So, if you're off on holiday soon make
sure to follow these tips and you’re guaranteed to get off the plane looking
fresh-faced and radiant.
1) Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, £3
If you’ve worn make-up to the airport, make sure to remove it all as soon as you get on the plane. Wipes are the easiest way to get the job done and these newly re-formulated ones from Simple are super soft so won’t irritate sensitive eyes either.
2) Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, £25
Eyes can become sore and bloodshot mid-flight, especially if you're a contact lens wearer, so we recommend using cooling eye patches to soothe and counteract any puffiness for a well-rested appearance.
Your lips are one of the first places to be hit by the dry air, so make sure you're applying a really nourishing lip balm on an hourly basis to stop them from chapping or splitting. This one is 99% organic, packed with cocoa butter and beeswax and can actually be used on dry patches all over the body.
4) Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, £25
The recirculated air flow makes us more prone to sensitivity and itchiness so spritz your face with a mist whenever you feel it starting to tighten up. This will help to rebalance your moisture levels and plump up shrivelled skin.
5) QMS Medicosmetics Activator Mask, £75 (comes as part of a set)
A flight is a great opportunity to sit back and treat your skin to a deep treatment. We love this mask from QMS Medicosmetics, soak one of the tiny travel-friendly tabs into the hyaluronic acid and marine collagen solution and it'll swell into a sheet mask that you can place on for an intense hydration boost.
6) L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, £8
Prevent cracked hands with this luxe shea butter hand cream from L'Occitane. It's light, absorbs quickly (so no greasiness) and smells divine, too.