Summer’s here and you know what that means—travel season is in full swing. While air travel can take an especially big toll on your skin, that doesn’t mean you can’t arrive at your destination looking radiant and feeling refreshed.
Follow the tips below to ensure you (and your skin) are ready to hit the ground running as soon as you land.
Preparing for your flight
- Take Omega 3 Supplements: Take three capsules of Omega 3 twice a day the day before, day of and day after your flight to help avoid airplane dryness by hydrating skin from the inside out.
- Cleanse & Exfoliate: Better enable your moisturizer to penetrate and hydrate skin by deeply cleansing and exfoliating before your flight. But instead of using a harsh scrub, use our Exfoliating Peek or Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment and follow your normal evening skincare routine.
During your flight
- Moisturize: Help seal in moisture and slow the water loss that often occurs in a dry airplane cabin by using a more nourishing, slightly richer moisturizer such as Deep Moisture Therapy or Face Finishing Moisturizer, both of which contain dimethicone—an ingredient that draws moisture to the skin and slows down moisture loss during the day.
- Apply a serum: When applied before your moisturizer, a hydration-binding serum containing hyaluronic acid like Chia Serum will infuse skin with moisture and plump lines.
- Stay hydrated: Keeping your body hydrated while in-flight is just as important as keeping your skin hydrated. Stock your carry-on bag with pure mineral water and plenty of hydrating foods such as cucumber, tomatoes, cantaloupe, celery, spinach and strawberries.
- Healthy snacking: Pack your bag with wholesome, anti-inflammatory snacks to ensure you’re prepared when hunger strikes. Not quite sure what to bring? Unsalted nuts, fresh fruit, all-natural sliced turkey or chicken and greek yogurt are all great options.
- Keep things circulating: Make an effort to get up and move around whenever possible and avoid crossing your legs, as this can impede circulation. Also refrain from consuming diuretics like coffee and alcohol while in-flight since this can dehydrate skin and restrict your blood flow.
You’ve arrived, but now what?
- Apply topical antioxidants: Prevent water retention and avoid puffiness in the face and eye area by applying topical antioxidants containing DMAE—a naturally-occurring substance with significant anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties.
- Simplify your beauty routine: Keep things easy by focusing your skincare efforts on just a few of the essentials to cleanse, treat and moisturize skin, and finish your routine off with a touch of No Bronzer Bronzer to get that vacation-ready glow while protecting against sun damage.
And there you have it. Follow these simple steps to make flying the friendly skies easier on both your body and skin, and arrive at your destination looking refreshed and feeling vacation-ready.