Thanks to the hype around airport looks, it’s become a legit crime to not look great at the airport. Not like anyone’s papping us, but you never know. If you’ve been feeling the pressure too, it’s time to up your travel beauty game.

First off, let’s get to the root of the issue. Due to sleep deprivation and the long flight duration, dehydrated skin, under-eye circles, and lacklustre skin are inevitable. And let’s not forget the crying babies and skin-drying cabin air that really get the better of us. But these issues don’t have to deter you from looking absolutely stunning when you reach your destination. Follow these skincare and makeup tips, and you’ll hop off a 16-hour flight looking absolutely stunning.  We promise.

Hydrate your skin
 

Hydrate your skin

The effects of staying inside an aircraft too long can be really harsh on your skin and leave it acutely dehydrated. Therefore, it is super important to slather on a thick layer of moisturiser as dehydrated skin can make you look dull and tired. If you are a little daring, you can even go a step further and apply a cream-based a hydrating face mask. This is a slightly more potent remedy for your skin because a face mask provides intensified results in a shorter time frame and leaves your skin thoroughly moisturised and nourished.

Eye cream for the win
 

Eye cream for the win

Getting good, restful sleep is next to impossible on a flight, thanks to turbulence, crying babies and whatnot. Lack of sleep means tired, puffy eyes, so always keep an eye cream handy. While an eye cream isn’t going to compensate for the lost sleep, it can help nix dark circles and puffiness. Choose a cream with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or rose water to calm and smooth your eye area.

Keep a BB cream handy
 

Keep a BB cream handy

Being in the air for a long period of time tends to make your skin appear red and blotchy. But don’t worry as a little coverage is all you need to fix this problem. Just before you land, camouflage problem areas with a lightweight BB cream such as the Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Cream - 01 Original. This BB cream is amazing because it not just effectively hides spots, but also instantly brightens up your complexion.

Use some highlighter
 

Use some highlighter

Highlighter is the best way to mimic the appearance of thoroughly hydrated and healthy looking skin. Simply pop some highlighter on the high points of your face such as cheekbones, the bridge of your nose as well as a bit under your eyebrows. We recommend using the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit as it contains fine velvet pearls to give your skin a stunning glow.

Add some blush
 

Add some blush

The best way to look stunning after a super long flight is to create some warmth on your face by adding some colour. You can do so by applying a bit of blush to the apples of your cheeks. This will instantly lift up your appearance and make you look fresh as a flower even after having spent hours up in the air. It would be better to use a cream blush as it not only looks more natural, but also blends right into the skin. Try the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color as it has a super lightweight formula that lasts for hours!