Ever stepped on a flight with hydrated skin and clear airways and stepped off with tight dehydrated and oily skin and a stuffy nose, sounds familiar? Well, this guide will provide you with all the steps that you need for your in flight skincare routine. This will ensure that your skin stays hydrated during your flight and upon arrival.
As someone who personally is prone to skin dehydration, I know the trouble of maintaining my body’s hydration in the air. But through trial and error over the years, I’ve now curated the best in flight skincare routine. This skincare routine is especially essential for a long haul flight.
Staying Hydrated In The Air
Keeping Your Body Hydrated In The Air
First of it’s important to keep your body hydrated during your flight. Not only is this important to prevent any stuffy nose and dry eyes upon arrival, but it also helps to prevent jet lag. And if that wasn’t enough, unless you also keep your body hydrated, your skincare routine won’t matter.
1. Turn That AC AWAY!
Once you’ve boarded your flight, (wiped down your seat belt, armrest, tray, etc.) and settled in, turn your focus to the AC. Chances are it will be blasting on full blast, and it would have caught your attention already.
Whilst this is fantastic to direct more air around you, this sucker of an AC will dry out your skin and airways if you don’t readjust it. If you must have it on, at least be sure to turn it away from directly pointing at you throughout your flight.
2. Drink Up Your H20
One of the most important things that you can do throughout your flight is keeping your hydration levels up. Yes, literally drinking water to combat the dry air around you.
In recent years most people tend to abandon this crucial factor due to airport security restrictions meaning they can’t travel with their bottle of water.
However, I have a solution for you in the form of a collapsible water bottle. This bad boy will be your side throughout the entirety of your journey as you can simply pour out the water, get through security and fill it back up again.
If you happen to forget to refill your bottle before boarding your flight, your air hostess would be more than happy to refill it for you in flight. And the best part, you can request this numerous times. So you don’t have to starve of water aboard your flight.
Must Have Collapsible Water Bottles For Your Flight
With so many options on offer, you have no excuse. So be sure to follow these steps to ensure you stay well hydrated during your flight.
In Flight Skincare Routine For Ultimate Hydration
In Flight Skincare Routine For Morning Flights
If you’re flying out in the morning, I would highly recommend that you do your skincare routine at the airport. Your morning skincare routine that is. Once you’ve boarded the plane that’s when the fun starts, be sure to start from step 3 below.
In Flight Western Korean Skincare Routine For Long Haul Night Flights
If you haven’t cleansed your skin for the evening before boarding your flight, then be sure to cleanse your skin.
TIP: Use a gentle cream cleanser to not strip away any precious moisture. For a cheap trick you can decant some Cetraban cream into a small pot. And then use it as both your cleanser and moisturiser.
2. Tone Up
Being a keen subscriber of the Korean skincare ideology I can’t stress enough how important it is that your toner is hydrating and not harsh or stripping. My ultimate favourite holy grail toner is The Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner. Apply 2-3 layers of this to really pack in the hydration.
TIP: You can decant your favourite toner into a spritz bottle to use throughout your flight. Or purchase a travel size spritz can of thermal water.
3. Apply A Sheet Mask
Straight out of the Korean skincare handbook, is the famous sheet mask. This thin sheet is jam packed with lots of hydrating properties and nutrients to feed your skin. And if you’re travelling solo, this is the perfect time to relax and enjoy yourself.
TIP: put on your favourite sheet mask and kick back with some music or a podcast. Don’t forget to tap in all of the extra goodness once you remove the sheetmask.
4. Seal It With A Moisturiser
Now that you’ve loaded your skin with hydrating nutrients be sure to seal it in with a moisturiser. You can choose to use either your favourite, or use Cetraban if you chose to follow my tip.
5. Finishing Touches To Your In Flight Skincare Routine
For some final touches, don’t forget your eyes and your lips. Be sure to apply a layer of Vaseline to your lips and a hydrating eye drop, well to your eyes.
TIP: Don’t forget to spritz your face with a toner or thermal water every hour. Be sure to top off your lips and eyes every so often too.
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And there you have it, my in flight Western Korean skincare routine. How similar to yours is it? Be sure to leave a comment down below!