It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably going to have to travel a lot. While traveling’s amazing, the part where you’re stuck on a dry airplane full of stale air and unruly people for hours and hours isn’t. Long flights are a true test of your patience, as well as your skincare routine. Since stale cabin air that’s also dry can leave your skin looking lifeless and dull. We’ve rounded up a couple of skincare tips that you could use to make your complexion seem as fresh and revived as ever post your long flight. Read on to know more about how to combat blotchy, fatigued, dehydrated skin after you step off an airplane.
1. Wash your face
As soon as you disembark the airplane, head to a washroom and wash your face with natural face wash. This’ll help wake your skin up, as well as remove all dead skin cells that could make your skin seem rough and dry. We give our amazing skincare routine a hint of something natural with the Ayush Natural Fairness Saffron Face Wash that has the goodness of saffron (a skin brightening agent) and kumkumadi tailam, which is a unique blend of 16 ingredients and oils. This helps cleanse impurities while lightening the skin’s tone and improving its texture.
2. Wipe away the grime
After washing your face, grab a soft moistened cloth, and wipe away all that plane grime that could still lingering on your skin. By doing so, you’ll be opening up your pores and letting your skin breathe, which in turn will lower the chance of any horrifying breakouts on your skin.
3. Use a lightweight moisturiser
Washing and wiping your face may leave your skin dry and scaly, and so, you’ll need a good, lightweight moisturiser to battle this. When it comes to our skincare routine, whether on a plane or not, we trust the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser with this job—a cream that your skin will instantly drink up while locking in moisture for as long as 12 hours. It won’t weigh your skin down.
4. Beat puffy eyes with an eye cream
Let’s face it—airplanes aren’t the most comfortable, and so, chances are you didn’t manage to lock in many Z’s while you were traveling. Because of this, longs flights leave you with bloodshot, puffy eyes with dark circles—basically, baggage you really don’t need. By using an eye cream such as the Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter cools your under eye area and also firms the skin around your eyes while protecting it from UV rays. Your eyes will look less puffy and won’t make you look as jet-lagged.
5. Your lips need special attention too
Besides your arms and legs, your lips could also get dry and chapped on long flights too, thanks to the arid cabin environment. While you’re flying, and even after you’ve arrived at your destination, keep slathering some Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on to your lips to keep them as soft as ever.
6. Don’t forget about the rest of your skin
We’re all guilty of neglecting the rest of our skin, as we’re all busy obsessing about our faces. Long flights can wreak havoc on the skin of your arms and legs too, and so, it’s best to always stay hydrated. Make this essential in your skincare routine. Drink a lot of water, and use the Dove Nourishing Secrets Invigorating Ritual Body Lotion to infuse it with moisture. It’s got avocado oil that restores the skin’s natural barrier and calendula plant that contains fatty acids that give you smooth and soft skin.