Skin Care

In-Flight Skincare Tips for Flawless Skin

When you are 40,000ft above the earth, your skin will begin to suffer. The cabin has very low humidity which dries skin up. For oily complexions, this can lead to an overproduction of sebum. With time zone changes, your skin's rhythm is disrupted and sometimes it will have difficulty adapting to its new environment. Lack of sleep causes cortisol, the stress hormone, to be released, which is responsible for the appearance of flushed skin. Here is how you can protect your skin from looking grey and tired after a long-haul flight and maintain your radiant glow.

Avoid Makeup In-Flight

Ideally, you shouldn't wear any make-up during a flight. This will allow your skin to breathe and for any products you apply to fully absorb. Before take-off, use a make-up removal wipe to clean your skin.

Hydrate Your Skin

Every two hours, spritz your face generously with a fine mist of thermal water, then apply a hydrating serum to lock it in. The new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a water-based formula that penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright, radiant, crystal clear skin with improved moisture retention. Throughout the journey, sip water regularly, aim for one glass per hour, and apply a moisturising lip balm.

Post-Flight Care

Once on the ground, if you have oily skin, remove any excess sebum with a cleansing wipe, then apply an anti-fatigue moisturiser. In the evening, gently exfoliate to remove any dead cells produced during the flight that can lead to blocked pores, then use a hydrating face mask. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream Mask to give an instant boost to your skin and leave it feeling refreshed. Before you know it, your skin will once again be soft, clear and beautiful.

Being cooped up in an airplane for long durations is not ideal for your skin. Your face is up against extreme conditions when you are on a plane and it can leave your skin feeling tight, uncomfortable, and irritated. Use the time you’re bound to your seat and understand how to take care of your skin and get off the flight with skin that looks healthy and fresh.