It is important to stay hydrated during your flight. Drink plenty of water and take these steps to keep your skin moisturized.
Everyone knows just how dehydrating flying can be. There are some things we can do to offset the drying effect on our skin from flying that has nothing to do with drinking plenty of water but just in case you don’t drink lots of water when you fly —you should! The latest trend is to wear a full face mask with hydrating properties during your flight.
I applaud those women for having the guts to do it but I am taking a pass and instead I am going to share with you a few products I use to keep my skin hydrated and then land with my dignity intact.
As soon as the seatbelt sign goes off I grab my handbag and pull out my 3-1-1 bag.
The first thing I do is wipe my face with a facial towelette by Josie Maran.
Its fragrance-free so you won’t annoy your flying companions in your smaller than necessary space which seems to get smaller with every flight. These wipes are infused with aloe & argan oil and feel incredibly refreshing.
I get these in a larger than needed pak so I simply take several sheets, roll them, and then place them in this container that I purchased at BB&B for $2. Just to make sure it doesn’t open mid-flight I place a rubber band around it.
Next I apply creams and serums by Laneige. You can purchase their hydrating trial kit for about $25. This kit has 5 products 3 of which are really amazing! I apply the skin toner, something labeled the water bank and moisture cream.
The pièce de résistance of products is byDr Jart+. Their hydro sleep mask seals everything in the same way as a face mask except without the actual face mask—the ingredient in this serum that makes it so wonderful is the hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid actually draws water to the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
This product is about $48 for 1.8 oz. and really works. I was honestly surprised at how great my skin felt when I first used it!
What I don’t appreciate is that it comes in this large bottle which means I will have to transfer it into one of these smaller containers in order to take onto my flight.
Which brings me to my next flying tip;
If you have products you love you can always transfer some into a 3 oz. container thereby taking your products on board with you. These are from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and costs ninety-nine cents.
And lastly —my favorite product to protect my lips is Rescue Balm by Air Repair. I have been using it for years and it’s still my favorite!