Airplane Essentials: Hydrating Skin in the Air


The jet-setting lifestyle may seem glamorous from down below, but high altitude and dry cabin pressure can wreak havoc on your skin. Learn how to keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and healthy in flight with these easy tips.

MIST AND TONE. Keep skin hydrated with a toner on hand—Evian Mineral Water Spray is the perfect travel size mineral mist. For a less expensive alternative, you can put any mineral water that you like in a spray bottle (usually at Target or the Dollar Store, a great option because they’re refillable too!). For aromatherapy effects, add a drop of rose, lavender, or any essential oil.

SNACK HEALTHY. Avoid salty foods, caffeine, and alcohol! These cause puffing, swelling, and dehydrate your skin like crazy! Just don’t do it—drink lots of water instead.

SOOTHE CHAPPED LIPS. Your lips are one of the most sensitive parts of your face. RMS Beauty’s Tinted Daily Lip Balm, will perk up your face while quenching your lip thirst! For a less expensive alternative, Bioderma Atoderm Lipstick is a great and hydrating balm formula.

TINT AND HYDRATE. For hydration and coverage, try a two-in-one product, like Kjaer Weis' The Beautiful Tint. You get lightweight natural coverage that also keeps skin hydrated and luminous in the dry cabin air.

MULTITASK. Keep an all-purpose moisturizer for hands, elbows, and any other part of your skin. We love Chemist Confessions' Balm Voyage because it features a powerful blend of occlusives and ceramides that help seal moisture in and strengthen skin barrier function.

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