Inflight Skincare: Staying Fresh Whilst Flying

Whilst I undoubtedly love flying, staying on top of my skincare game has previously been a bit of a challenge. Here are my tried and tested tips for staying fresh in the air.

Flying is a bit of a bittersweet feeling for me. I absolutely love the feeling of taking off, looking out amongst the clouds and being unreachable even if its just for a few hours, but the bitter side of things is that flying really doesn’t do wonders for my skin.

Don’t get me wrong, the problems I’ve had with my skin during and after flying haven’t been terrible, but I definitely notice a difference in how my complexion looks and feels after a long-haul flight, in comparison to when I’m at home. The former often sees me more tired than usual (regardless of how much sleep I’ve had) and my skin often feels quite oily and dehydrated at the same time.

It took me a while to figure out a regime that works for my skin, but you know what they say: better late than never! Here are a few of my tried and tested tips of what has worked for me when it comes to staying fresh in the air.

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Wear no or very minimal make up.

I personally found this a big game changer for my naïve self. When I was wearing make up on flights, I found my skin oilier and much more prone to breakouts.

If you do choose to wear make up, I’d recommend keeping it minimal (e.g. opting for a primer, base and colour), cleansing during your flight with a quick and convenient cleanser (like Simple Micellar Cleansing Water which also removes make up and hydrates your skin as well) and re-applying your make up when you land.

With this, you’ll definitely be feeling and looking a lot fresher, and be ready to hit the ground running!

Keep hydrated.

You’ve heard this one over and over before, but for good reason – staying hydrated whilst you’re in the air is vital. Not only is it important for your outsides, but I’ve found that lack of water has left me feeling more tired upon landing.

I make a conscious effort to drink more water on the day of my flight, and to try and drink a glass of water each hour whilst I’m in the air.

When flying out from Sydney Airport, I grab a litre bottle of 1Above to take with me on the plane – call it a fad, but I’ve found that I feel much better with it!

Pack light and healthy snacks. 

It’s no secret that airplane food isn’t the most appetising and greatest for you, so I’d recommend packing some healthy snacks that will keep you going for longer on the plane.

My favourites include carrot and celery sticks, and a mix of raw nuts and dried fruit.

What are your tips for staying fresh whilst flying?

This post was sponsored by Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.