My Six Go-To Skincare Products for Flying
We've entered May, which means we are all jonesing for a vacation...and soon. In fact I just finished booking a weekend trip to San Fran to get away with the mister, and even though it's not until July (lol) I'm stoked. If you've booked a trip and are heading to the airport soon, you've come to the right place. Today, I'm breaking down my favorite skincare products I take with me on a plane to help keep my skin from becoming as dry as the Sahara and help relax my anxiety-riddled body and mind.
The number one reason we always feel so gross getting off a plane is due to the recycled air and low humidity. Without an influx of new air at a normal humidity percentage the moisture in our skin is quickly zapped and we start to feel dehydrated. When our skin is dehydrated one of two things happen: 1. Our skin (face and body) gets tight, dry and red or 2. Our skin overcompensates for the lack of moisture by producing oil. Both options are not ideal, so whatever our skin type is, it is ESSENTIAL to keep our body's inside and out as hydrated as possible. While this post will focus on the products to use to keep the outside of your body hydrated always remember the inside is most important. It's recommended to drink at least 8 oz of water for every hour you're on the plane, and if you're drinking or going to a higher altitude designation make it more! I know you don't want to be that person who has to pee every 45 minutes, but your seat mate's annoyance will dissipate the second they see how much better you look than them by the end of the flight (unless you're sitting by like Heidi Klum, but if you're sitting next to Heidi Klum it sounds like you're doing just fine in life and probably aren't reading this post to begin with).
Those my friends are my six essential in-flight skincare products to always have on hand. Also, in terms of a skincare routine on the flight, I recommend coming makeup free so you can luxuriate the second you get on the plane instead of relying on makeup wipes to effectively remove all your makeup. If you're not keen on going to the airport makeup free, ditch the pre-packaged wipes and bring along a baggy of cotton rounds pre-soaked in micellar water (these two are my favorite: #1 and #2). They will do a much more effective job at removing the makeup and dirt on your skin and they will save a lot more space in your purse, which is already burdened with carrying your phone, wallet, charger, at least 3 trashy magazines, a new book, and a sudoku puzzle.
I hope all your travels this summer are full of adventure and great skin! Also, let me know if you have airplane secret weapons I need to know about.