When on a flight, we are exposed to high-pressure re-circulated air which is extremely low in humidity and causes skin dryness. Along with this, the oxygen circulation to our skin is also reduced and levels of cortisol, which is the stress hormone, are high. All of this is the perfect recipe for dullness, dehydrated skin, breakouts, and jet-lagged skin.
Whether it is a short flight or a long one, the effect of jet lag on skin is inevitable. But the good news is that it can be easily prevented with these easy tips. Here's how you can beat skin jetlag.
Before The Flight:
- 1. Hydrate your skin
- 2. Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise
- 3. Facials & Sheet Masks
- 4. Go Heavy On The SPF
- 1. Avoid Alcohol
- 2. Dare To Go Bare
- 3. Sleep It Off
1. Hydrate your skin
Hydration is everything. Flying on high altitudes can leave you feeling dehydrated so be sure to drinks lots of water and coconut water to help hydrate your skin and body before you take off.
2. Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise
You want to seal in as much moisture as you can so that your skin doesn't suffer the brunt of dryness. Prep your skin well to the days leading up to the flight by diligently using the moisturiser. We love the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme because it deeply moisturises and revives even the dry most skin while also giving it a glossy finish.
3. Facials & Sheet Masks
Before you hop on to that plane find some time to pamper your skin with a facial. While facials exfoliate and hydrate the skin the sheet mask feeds nutrients to the skin and adds moisture. Both of these work together to combat the dry cabin air.
4. Go Heavy On The SPF
Many of us are unaware of the fact that our skin is exposed to UV exposure when you fly at such high altitudes. This is why we recommend on prepping the skin with a good sunscreen before the take-off to avoid any skin issues.
During The Flight:
1. Avoid Alcohol
As tempting as it is, avoid consuming alcohol on the plane. It will further dehydrate you and your skin. Instead, stick to water and juices.
2. Dare To Go Bare
While makeup is not the culprit, it can lead to breakouts if you wear it for long hours. Flying at high altitudes takes a toll on your sebaceous glands and your skin feels dry and craves moisture. Wearing makeup therefore, further clogs your skin and increases the chances of a breakout.
3. Sleep It Off
The changing time zones can affect your sleep which in turn affects the cell regeneration and hence take a toll on your skin. It can end up making you look tired and dull. So instead of watching TV try getting as much beauty sleep as you can.