Ever boarded a long-haul flight with clear, glowing skin and emerged hours later a dry, flaky mess? We know the feeling! Sometimes flying for a few hours or more can totally ruin all of the progress you’ve made on your skin for at least a few days, as the lack of airflow essentially sucks all of the moisture out of our bodies! Even as someone with super oily skin, I know that embarking for a new destination is a sure-fire way to bring on itchy, irritated breakouts and scaly bits. The worst, right?
Just as we make sure to drink lots of water and stretch our legs on flights to maintain our body’s health, it’s also important to look after your skin! If you’re a regular skincare addict with a set routine, it doesn’t make much sense to abandon this even when travelling. The constraints are a lot more intense than your bathroom at home, though, so here are a few tips you can put into practice that are easy, flight-friendly and will reduce any flare-ups you experience.
RY Travel Edit: On-Flight Skin Tips
1. Drink lots of water
This is a pretty easy one, that we all hopefully do on every flight we board! Keeping your body nice and hydrated will help prevent your skin against becoming dry and dehydrated, which of course, is extremely important. Forego known culprits like coffee and alcohol, or at least, limit your intake – after all, how do you say no to a sneaky free wine on-flight! Bring an empty water bottle in your handbag or carry-on and ask for it to be filled up and you’re good to go!