Beauty Essentials For Long Haul Flights

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The sun has been shining in London quite a lot recently, but the only way to guarantee a week or two of sun is to jet off on holiday. Long haul flights can wreak havoc with your skin, as the low air humidity on board strips your skin of moisture. It’s hugely important to take care of your skin in preparation for the sun, so here are our best tips to avoid dehydrated, post-plane skin…

Ditch the face wipes
They are often full of alcohol and perfume which is detrimental to the levels of moisture in your skin. Instead, remove your make-up on the plane with a micellar water, such as Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This is super gentle on your skin and is effective at removing make-up.

Apply a heavy duty moisturiser all over the face and neck
Your moisturiser acts as a barrier to prevent dehydration, so opt for the most hydrating formula you can find. We normally love Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream for winter skincare, but as the conditions of a plane are just as bad for your skin, give this a try onboard as well!

… or step up the moisture levels with a super hydrating mask
We aren’t suggesting you go for a full clay face mask to scare the other passengers, but many brands make clear, unnoticeable masks which deliver that essential hit of moisture to your skin when it really needs it. We love the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask which you can leave on for the duration of the flight to ensure your skin is healthy and nourished when you reach your destination.

Spray, spray, spray
Moisture renewal face mists are fab for quickly updating your skin’s moisture levels. ThisWorks Spray-On Moisture is ideal for a quick spritz whenever your skin is feeling parched.

Hand cream is your best friend
Your hands are constantly exposed to the elements so remember to give them some care and attention. Intensive hand cream is great to slather on and then kick back with the inflight entertainment.

Lips need love too
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a great multipurpose balm to carry with you on flight. Rub into lips, cuticles or dry patches of skin to protect them from the plane environment and nourish them with moisture.

Sleeping masks & ear plugs are your friends
They may not seem the most essential right now, but when you’re sat next to a screaming child for 6 hours, you will thank us. Try to get as much rest as possible on your flight to ensure you are in the best state possible to start your holiday and to give your skin the rest it deserves.

And finally…
Remember that all your in-flight essentials must be under 100ml to take in your carry-on! This could mean decanting liquid products into smaller bottles or raiding the minis stand at your local Boots, but don’t get caught out and lose your precious skincare.