Here are some tips on how to prevent dehydration, break outs, and more on a plane
Thoroughly cleanses, tone, and moisturize your skin before you go to the airport.
Apply eye cream on your under eyes as well as on your lids all the way up to your brow bone.
Follow up with a good makeup base. Allow the makeup base to sit on your cleanse skin for at least 5-10 minutes. I know this seems to be a long wait time, but I assure you, if you let your primer / makeup base sit on your skin it will act like a protection shield against all the stale air in the plane. I like to use Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer in Light as well as their Sheer Focus Tinted moisturizer in Luminous, the latter as a moisturize the former as my actual makeup base / primer.
Follow up with you everyday makeup routine.
Here’s a little Do’s and Don’ts while on the plane
Hydrate, by drinking water and by limiting the amount of caffeine intake, while on the plane.
Stay away from any alcoholic beverages or food that has too much salt by toting around a zone bar, nuts, dried fruit, or healthy baked chips in your carry on bag or purse.
Sanitize your hands by washing them and or using an antibacterial instant hand sanitizer every time you use the rest room and open the over head compartments.
By dabbing a bit of hand sanitizer on a paper towel or tissue and using it to wipe down your cell phones, head phones and travel pillows will give you extra protection against circulated air line germs. YUCK!
Idle air time could be a great time to catch some extra sleep, so try to rest your eyes as much as possible.
Do not ever touch your face. Never! Even if you sanitized your hands. In reality, your finger nails still trap germs, dirt, and other nasty things. So, please do not ever touch your face. If you must itch your face for any reason, use a clean tissue.
Some people think that by slathering on more moisturizer on their face will help prevent dehydration, but the reality is, your face should be thoroughly cleansed prior to applying a moisturizer. And using a facial wipe or makeup wipe remover is not going to thoroughly remove all dirt build up , oil, makeup, and other germ-things that sit on your face from the circulated air in the airplane. This is why I suggest the first step.
Others think that by using a one time use disposable mask will help cleanse, tone, hydrate, tighten, etc. etc. the skin. I’ll elaborate further on one time masks in a future post, but for now I suggest that you do not do this. You must cleanse your face thoroughly prior to applying a mask that will sit on your face any where between 5-20 minutes. If you did not cleanse your face thoroughly, the mask on your face is just trapping all the dirt build up and more. I will discuss on another post on what type of masks may work best for different skin types while traveling.
Have you seen the rest ‘rooms’ on a plane? Does it indicate to you that the area around it has been cleaned and sanitized during your flight time? Maybe it has been wiped down prior to board time, but to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized is a bit questionable if you ask me. Also, please don’t think that business class and first class bathrooms are different. It is the same. The only differences I’ve found are two things, one there is a hand moisturizer and hand wash in the private cabin bath room and two, the flight attendants are so much nicer. That’s it. I digress, if you think bringing on board a facial wash, toner, and moisturizer to use during flight time in the bath room will help you, I truly beg to differ.
Using bottled water with a muslin cloth along with your facial wash while sitting on your seat, is questionable and highly unsanitary.
Hope this post helps!
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