IT’S NO SECRET that the air quality on planes does absolutely nothing good for your skin. It sucks out moisture, leaving skin dry and irritated and leaves you looking less than refreshed once you land. So how can you look like your skin didn’t even get close to one of those air vents on a plane? It’s all about creating a moisture shield – from your face to your lips to the rest of your body – that will help block dry air from stealing your glow. Here are five products that will help you land looking better than you did before take-off.
THE ALL-IN-ONE TRAVEL KIT: LA MER REPLENISHIG MOISTURE COLLECTION
Treat your skin to first-class service with La Mer’s mini collection of hydration essentials. Sure, it’s pricey, but your skin deserves it – and the brand has been a long-standing go-to for a reason, because it works. The 4-step collection is meant to leave you with nourished, radiant skin – no matter how long that flight is. From a treatment lotion to eye cream, an emulsion and finishing off with the classic Crème de la Mer.
THE MIST, UPGRADED: LANEIGE
CREAM SKIN REFINER MIST
Misting with just hydrating water is so 2020… it’s time to up the moisture ante. What you really want for the most hydration possible on that long-haul flight is a cream mist – yes, a misty, spray version of a hydrating and soothing cream is the ideal way to infuse your skin with a boost. Just give a light
mist and gently smooth into your skin to give you that moisture barrier for 12 hours.
THE ESSENTIAL LIP BALM: KIEHL’S LIP BALM #1
This lip balm has been a go-to for beauty and makeup artists to transform dry, cracked lips into a plump soft pout for years. And after testing out nearly every lip balm and lip mask out there, this one continues to be our all time favourite. It provides a barrier between your lips and dry and cold air. Slick it on before you board to keep your lips fresh for when you land.
THE NO-NOTICE MASK: SUMMER FRIDAYS JET LAG MASK
While we’re not beyond putting a full sheet mask on our face during a flight once the lights dim (you gotta do what you gotta do), if you want an extra skin boost minus the awkwardness of slapping on a sheet mask, this Jet Lag Mask covers your skin without any colour or residue and provides niacinamide, glycerin and hyaluronic acid – so you can sneakily feed your skin and protect it from that dry air without scaring your seatmate.
THE WHOLE BODY SKIN SAVER: LA ROCHE-POSAY CICAPLAST BAUME B5
For anyone who has a sensitivity or skin condition that is only perpetuated by dry air, this baume is your rescue. Dermatologists recommend this product for skin issues ranging from severely dry, to those dealing with skin conditions and even used for post radiation treatment. So you know this cream will give your skin exactly what it needs to stay soothed. Tuck it in your bag for your hands, arms and even your face.