Beauty tips for a long-haul flight
Travelling can be great especially if it means you have the opportunity to jet set away for a holiday break but sometimes staying on a plane for hours on end can understandably be a stress inducing process for some. It doesn’t help matters knowing that long-haul flights can wreak havoc on your skin. It’s a well-known fact that the cabin’s recirculated air can leave your skin dry and dull. So if you’re looking to feel and look refreshed the minute you step off a plane, take a look at our four essential beauty tips for long-haul flights:
Take your make-up off
Your skin will thank you for it if you ensure that you take your make-up off. Going make-up free for the duration of a long-haul flight could be the answer to stop an acne breakout in its tracks and let your skin breathe. Keep in mind that cleansing your face during a flight will wipe away grime to leave your skin feeling radiant.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, £1.99, Boots
Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract, £6.49, Burt’s Bees
Beat dehydrated skin
As a result of the lack of oxygen and recycled air during flight time, it can quickly lead to tired and lacklustre skin. To ensure that your skin stays hydrated, remember to keep moisturisers, mists and lip balms in mind to keep skin nourished. And of course, a much cheaper option to stay hydrated on a long-haul flight is remembering to drink water before and during.
A 24 Hour Facial Moisturiser, £16, Kiehl’s
Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, £7, Mario Badescu
Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm, £2.50, The Body Shop
Stay well rested
Kickstart your holiday feeling energised by taking some time to sleep during your long-haul flight. To relieve tired eyes, make sure that you pack an eye cream that can be soothing.
If you sometimes find it difficult to fall asleep on flights a few spritzes of pillow mist spray can work great to create a calming mood.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £18, This Works
Skin Republic Collagen Under Eye Patch, £5.99, Skin Republic
Opt for a simple make-up routine
If you plan to hit the ground running when you arrive at your destination you will save time if you opt for doing your make-up on the plane rather than in an overcrowded airport toilet. An hour or so before your expected to land can be a good time to make a start on your make-up routine. By doing minimal and simple make-up, you can continue to feel refreshed after all of your skin preparation that you did during the flight.
High Impact Waterproof Mascara, £18, Clinique
Lip and Cheek Stain, £8, The Body Shop