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Does your skin break out at the mere thought of a long haul flight? Don't stress.. we've got you covered!

Does your skin break out at the mere thought of a long haul flight? With fashion month over and a European Summer awaiting, we’re making sure our in-flight beauty bag is packed with the essentials to avoid any dreaded in-transit skin traumas along the way.

WHY IS AIR TRAVEL SO BAD FOR YOUR SKIN?

As soon as you set foot on a plane, even if you’re only embarking on a short flight, you’re entering an entirely artificial environment- one your skin isn’t designed to thrive in. Our skin is used to a bit of humidity, which is something you just won’t get on a plane. Depending on your skin type, this can lead to one of two things. The obvious side effect is serious dryness, meaning you’ll be touching down with chapped lips, dryness around the nose and any skin irritations reaching peak irritability. Perhaps this is the lesser of two evils, as the alternative is grease- when your skin is seriously stripped of moisture, your body’s natural oil production levels increase to overcompensate for any dryness, leading to an oily T zone, congestion and potential breakouts.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN IN TRANSIT..

If your skin has taken the latter approach and turned you into an oil slick, you’ll be tempted to deprive it of moisture and steer clear of any oil-based products. This is not the answer- by delivering moisture to your skin, your body should return to its normal state and your oil production levels should be regulated. Staying hydrated throughout a flight, both internally and topically, is the single most important in-transit skincare step you can take.

Of similar important is flying makeup free. Makeup, even if it’s a product you’ve relied on for years, can lead to unnecessary skin stress and irritations when shut away from humidity. The more layers you have on your skin the harder it will be for your body to regulate those oil levels, which is key to stepping onto international soil with a glowing, blemish-free complexion.


WE CAUGHT UP WITH OUR FAVE LADIES TO GET THE INSIDE SCOOP ON THEIR BEAUTY SAVIOURS..


NADIA FAIRFAX

– Found & Editor, FairfaxJournal.com.au / @NadiaFairfax

“On any long haul flight I get an aisle seat so I can drink excess water and not annoy anyone. I drink at least 4 litres of water on every flight.”

“It’s more often than not that I am travelling to a sun drenched destination, so I don’t go anywhere without Rationale’s Superfluid. Not only does it protect my skin from the sun, but it also giving me luminosity that girls dream of – Sexy et Sun Safe!”

“As for flying, I always do a mask on the plane. Full sheets on long haul, little eye ones on domestic….Who cares if you look like an axe murderer – it’s worth it. Some of my faves include Chanel Le Lift, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask and Equal Beauty Moisture Eye Veil.”

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JIAWA LIU

– Founder & Editor, BeigeRenegade.com / @BeigeRenegade

“Just because you’re living out of a suitcase doesn’t mean that your hair has to take a backseat. From dry in-flight air to the climate whiplash of traversing the hemispheres, a good haircare routine is all the more important, especially for someone with bleached hair like myself.”

“So I always pack my OLAPLEX No.3 – for twice-weekly sleep-in treatment – and forego hotel products for my hero conditioner, Crème de Soin à l’Amarante by Leonor Greyl.”

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ELEANOR PENDLETON

-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, GrittyPretty.com / @EleanorPendleton

“I never travel without a hydrating face mist (Tatcha Luminous Dewy Face Mist), sheet face mask (SK-II Facial Treatment Essence) and lip balm (Dior Lip Glow) – they’re my can’t-live-without travel essentials! On board a long-haul flight and packed in my hand bag; they’re my beauty saviours.”

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HANNAH JUDD

-Model, Vivians Model’s / Chic Management / Two Management

“My must-have travel beauty products are Epicure Cosmetics moisturiser, and rose hip oil for sure! My skin gets so dry when I fly and this saves me! Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray is also my fav for everyday travels as a little freshen up!”

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BASE COLOUR'S IN-FLIGHT BEAUTY ESSENTIALS...


1.

MAKE-UP REMOVAL WIPES

We get it- sometimes you need to wear makeup to the airport. Keep some makeup wipes (or micellar and cotton pads) handy so you can remove your makeup once you’ve boarded the plane.

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A BASIC, OIL-FREE MOISTURISER

Massage a simple, light moisturiser into your skin after removing your makeup. This will deliver your skin the hydration it needs without clogging your pores- a happy half way point.

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3.

A HYDRATING MIST

While a moisturiser is important, multiple layers of it can become all too much. Keep a hydrating mist on hand to give your skin a quick spritz if you feel any tightness mid-flight.

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4.

A LANOLIN BASED LIP BALM

Lanolin is a naturally derived ingredient that soothes irritations like no other. A rich, lanolin based lip balm will keep your lips hydrated (dry lips are always the first sign of dehydration, so this really is essential), plus it can double up as a cuticle balm or a treatment for any seriously dry patches that may appear (usually around the nose).

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A SHEET MASK

Concerned you’ll look a bit crazy applying a sheet mask at 30,000 feet? Trust us, your flight attendants have seen way worse. At high altitude your blood has a harder time flowing through the body, which can cause your skin to look dull (this is also why many people complain of swollen feet after a long haul flight). A mask will restore some much needed brightness to an otherwise sallow complexion.

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