If you have never walked out of a plane feeling like all the moisture from your skin has been completely sucked out, you’ve got to tell us your secret! It is the absolute worst when you invest so much of your time and money into formulating the perfect skin routine, and then find that your skin is completely wrecked by one 10-hour flight. So, to prevent a skin problem of a catastrophic nature, here are some tips to ensure that your skin stays healthy and glowing on those dreaded long-haul flights.
- Stay as makeup free as possible
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
- Use oils
- Drink water
- Sleep as much as you can
Stay as makeup free as possible
Whether you brave the airport with a bare face or remove your makeup as soon as you get onto the plane, just make sure that you don’t have any makeup on for the duration of the flight. If you’re planning to take off your makeup on the plane, you can try the Lakmé Cleansing Milk Deep Cleanser which gently cleanses the skin without stripping it off its natural oils. Enriched with natural avocado extracts and Vitamin E, it makes your skin soft and radiant.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
You can do this with a hydrating mask or just some good ol’ moisturiser, but don’t forget to moisturise as it is a pivotal step to ensure that you don’t leave the airport looking like you’ve aged a few years. To be safer than sorry, try and use something that gives you intense hydration. We suggest you go for the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème which is infused with mineral-laden glacial water that moisturises and refreshes the skin. Just gently pat it into your skin and you’ll be all set for your long haul flight!
We know what you’re thinking—but the truth is, sometimes your skin needs that little extra TLC. One major skin tip we have for flights is to use a facial oil to continually rejuvenate your skin. Whether you make your own concoction by combining a few essential oils or buy one from a trustworthy brand, all you have to do is take a few drops and apply it to your entire face to moisturise and nourish.
Prep your skin internally by drinking lots and lots of water (we truly mean lots). In fact, if you really want to care for your skin, try and start a few days before flight-day just to let that moisture really seep in.
Sleep as much as you can
It may seem cruel to make you go to sleep when you have the perfect opportunity to binge watch all the trashy rom-coms that you secretly love, but succumbing to that temptation won’t go down well with your skin. So, our last skin tip for flights is to catch up on that beauty sleep. Not only will you feel more fresh and ready to face the day ahead of you, but you’ll also thank yourself when you find that your skin looks radiant. If you’re looking to go that extra mile, you can even add a quick layer of night cream onto your skin, just to ensure that none of that moisture escapes while you’re dreaming. Try the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Night Creme that is infused with aloe vera. The formula seeps into your skin and repairs in through the night.