When it comes to looking good despite the effects of consitently taking long haul flights everyday, flight attendants are experts. We now give you some travel beauty hacks and insider tips from flight attendants. Flight attendants almost spend 100 flying hours and that means 100 hours of dry airplane air! Keep reading to get all their in-flight skin care secrets
Water is an in-flight essential. Jet air is very dry. Every passenger on the plane breathes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. In order to bring in more oxygen, fresh air is pumped into the cabin. However, the air at such high altitudes has very little moisture, making the cabin air dry. That is what makes your skin feel dehydrated. Take in a lot of water especially during flights.
Downsize your beauty items. There are plenty of reasons to minimize your favorite skin care items before a vacation. If you can't go a day without your luxe cleanser, have special formulas for acne or sensitive skin, bring some in small tiny bottles like those shampoo bottles you get in your hotel rooms. Some brands come in travel-size options, but flight attendants rely on the empty jars at places like The Container Store. If you can get your beauty needs in sachets, the better. Tingi-tingi may have its purpose too.
Carry on the Evian spray. Try to consistently mist, especially during long haul flights. You may get a small sprayer and just have enough for your stay. Spritzing your face with water is yet another way to keep skin hydrated in the arid cabin environment.
You can never have enough moisturizer. To combat the dry air in the plane, you'll need to pack a face lotion, a lip balm, and an eye cream.
Sunblock is the most important thing to pack. While flying at high altitudes, you are closer to the sun's harmful rays especially if you're in the window seat. SPF50 is enough but we do suggest to also consult with a dermatologist or skin clinic like The Aivee Clinic. Don't forget to reapply if your flight is longer than two hours.
Bring anti-oxidant rich supplements or food. The higher you fly, the closer you are to the sun, and the stronger the radiation is. As an occasional traveler, you can temper the radiation in the plane by stocking up on antioxidant-rich snacks. Sip green tea during the flight, and opt for a kale salad and fruit over the in-flight pretzels. You can also find skin care products rich in vitamins A, C, and E.
Eat a balanced diet but the more organic, the better. Just have a balanced meal but try to have more organic meals. It helps keep your skin healthy and smooth. Try to also take in more vegetables and fruits.