Plane Skincare doesn't have to be Plain
From the very beginning of my recent vacation, a time when hopes are typically high and travel is arguably at its most exciting, the entire journey was a calamity of errors. I woke up late, hit bumper-to-bumper traffic en route to the airport, faced a mile-long security line (yes, I know I need TSA PreCheck) and was then eventually, against all odds, seated next to both a crying baby and a seemingly plague-ridden adult. Not the best start, to say the least, and that mood carried over into the first part of the trip as I unsuccessfully tried to force relaxation.
Now, however, instead of looking at the journey as a separate component of the vacation, I plan to start the self care process on the plane (or train, or automobile, or by whichever means one travels) and am hoping this new mindset will ease the stress of an abundance of upcoming holiday travel. Since we believe that skincare and self care belong together, we're sharing our best travel beauty tips for long flights.
Skincare Tips for Flying:
- Stay hydrated. This applies to both your insides and out. Drink plenty of water (I know the bathrooms are less than desirable on the flight) and make sure to keep your skin hydrated. Since you can't exactly whip out a Sheet Mask mid-flight, I recommend prepping for the trip with a dose of Patchology's AquaFlash Gel Moisturizer. It's packed with Hyaluronic Acid and it soothes the skin for hours on end. Perfect for those long flights.
- Skip the airport bars. Yes, I know, it's "Vegas Baby!" or wherever you're headed. So maybe completely opting out of alcohol goes against your plans. But those over-priced baby bottles on the flight can add up in more ways than one. Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Rest! That's what vacations are for anyway, right? While Main Cabin seats is at the top of our list for least comfortable places to sleep, do your best to catch some z's. Before the flight lands, take a few minutes to reduce puffiness and eye bags with Patchology Perk Up Eye Gels. Give your tired eyes a rest with these green tea-infused eye gels that help with puffiness and brighten your under eye area with energy boosting and de-puffing green tea, antioxidant-rich pine leaf extract, and dark circle-eliminating white mulberry.