It’s that time of the year when many of us are travelling to a warmer climate. We know too well the damage long haul flights can do to our bodies inside and out. Aside from lack of sleep and minimal movement, dry cabin air and altitude will put strain on the skin, regardless if you are flying first or not. Common symptoms include parched skin, puffy eyes, irritation and an overall feeling of dullness. Not the ideal way to start a holiday!
Touch down at your destination feeling fresh and ready for adventure with these glow-enhancing products and skin-salving tips.
First thing’s first – it is important to remove all makeup as soon as you board the plane to avoid clogged pores and skin breakouts. Makeup wipes are essential for a quick hassle free way to deeply cleanse skin for the flight ahead.
Removing any make-up will also reduce the risk of any other skin irritation that might back fire on your delicate dermal layers. WotNot’s gentle remover wipes will slough away dirt and grime, thanks to a nourishing formula that’s enriched with all-natural ingredients including Australian certified organic aloe vera to lubricate and repair, organic sweet almond and rosehip oil to restore lost moisture and calm itch and inflammation as well as regenerate skin and rebalance moisture.
Quick Tip: Skin may tend to over compensate when it is in a state of dehydration, leading to oily skin, just another reason to ensure you keep hydrating make up wipes close by to wipe away any residue.
Dry air and humidity has a way of zapping the moisture out of our skin, leaving it drier than the Sahara Desert not to mention lacklustre. Slipping on a thirst-quenching face mask may just be the TLC your complexion has been craving – and it’s the perfect way to relax while in transit.
Our go-to is plant-based Trefiel Moisturing Face Mask, the perfect hydration quick fix your skin is craving. Leave on for 30 minutes, remove, and say hello to unstoppable radiance. This relaxing hydro mask offers intense hydration and minimises fine lines and wrinkles to soothe and leave skin glowing by the time you step off the plane.
Quick Tip: Double up with a couple of layers of Lip Nourish for an added lip mask bonus.
The Divine Company Mini Travel Kit
As altitude increases, blood flow to the skin decreases, which makes for a dull appearance. The obvious solution is to layer up with plenty of skincare essentials but TSA standards mean you can’t sadly pack all of your grooming faves.
The Divine Company Mini Travel Kit solves this issue in a flash, thanks to perfect skincare miniatures, catered to provide enough goodness to enrich the skin for up to one week after use. The miniature series includes a hydrating cream cleanser, the Daily renewal lactic gel cleanser, Soothing Rose Toner which prepares the skin for maximum moisture retention, and finally, the Illuminating Day Cream which deeply moisturises the epidermis resulting in a dewy, youthful complexion. They’re perfect to lug around with you while you vacation too!
Quick Tip: If your favourite beauty products are not offered in travel-friendly varieties, then transfer liquids into mini travel containers.
Dry lips are never fun to deal with, especially when you are 13 hours and several time zones away from reaching your make-up bag. But rather than whack on a lip balm filled with toxins that cause lips to flake, or worse – a dehydrating lipstick – Lip Nourish will nourish and hydrate for hours on end.
Harnessing the goodness of active foods, the pigmented and neutral shades are perfect for colour touch up’s and a hit of hydration before, during and after your flight.
Drink herbal tea and still water (avoid alcohol)
Remember to keep up with fluid intake and avoid salty airplane food that causes water retention and shows up as facial puffiness and bloating. As much as jet setting calls for celebration, swapping alcohol for herbal tea or still water, will assist with blood circulation and warding away dry, flaky skin.
Quick Tip: Once you land, try and get a bit of exercise in, even if it’s just a brisk walk to mobilise extra fluid.
Bon voyage and happy travels