5 Skincare Tips for When You’re at 40,000 Feet


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Traveling is good for the soul. Unfortunately, it’s a completely different story where skin is involved. Nothing sucks the radiant glow out of your skin like the dry, recycled cabin air, and while we dream to see the world (which requires hours and hours on a plane), we never want the world to see us flaking worse than a croissant.

So the next time you fly, whether it’s a short flight or a long haul, give extra attention to your skin to ease the damage and keep it glowing, from takeoff to touch down.

  1. Skip the facial mist.

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Contrary to popular belief, spritzing your face during flight does not keep your skin hydrated. Sure, it feels refreshing, but according to dermatologists, when the water evaporates from your skin, it can just make the dryness worse.

  1. DO NOT skip the Sunscreen

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The higher the altitude, the more intense UV rays are, and with the air so thin up there, there’s also less screening of harmful radiation. So if you’re flying during the day, and if you especially wouldn’t give up the window seat, protect your skin with sunscreen. Belo Essential’s SunExpert Sunscreen with SPF40 is perfect for the job.

  1. Don’t be shy. Put on that mask.

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We promise you, your seatmate won’t care. Well, actually, he’d probably freak out a little bit, but he’ll get over it. And unless he’s a total cutie with dating potential, he’s not worth the dryness.

  1. Drink lots of water

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The rest of your body has to stay hydrated, too. It’s recommended to drink one regular-sized bottle of water per hour in flight, but if frequent trips to the bathroom is just to much of a hassle, just drink enough, and stay away from de-hydrators like coffee, soda, and alcohol.

  1. Do a post-flight beauty routine

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Step off the plane and into the bathroom for some TLC that your skin deserves. Wash your face and massage it with a really nice moisturizer like this Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion from The Body Shop.


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