The NO In-flight Skincare Routine
Travelling economy or first class, kids or no kids, it can make a big difference to our flight expectations. But when it comes to skincare and travel we've learned the same easy rules apply. And it doesn’t involve a full in-flight skincare routine - despite what instagram photos may have you believe.
Here our experts talk the better alternative to an in-flight skincare routine.
Ahead of travels
Think carefully about holiday prep treatments. Don’t make the mistake of going too invasive before travelling, a disrupted or recovering skin barrier will suffer far greater from trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) mid-flight and will cause your skin to mis-behave.
Instead ask your facialist to focus on gentle exfoliation and deep multi-molecular hydration alongside skin strengthening lipids and peptides. Or do your own version of this at home.
Zelens Power D is a stand out product all year but especially for pre-flight for its moisturising, hydrating, skin strengthening capabilties. It's lightweight and works for all skin types including acne prone and sensitive skins too.
Zelens Power D Vitamin Concentrate.
Prior to your airport arrival do a BIG version of your skincare routine.
Think layers and layers of goodness from facial mists, to antioxidants, facial oils / moisturisers to an intense hydrating mask - then let it do its job!
Go make-up free if you can with a touch of concealer if needed along with a trusted lip balm.
A holy grail for ultra hydration is Votary's Intense Overnight Mask which is super hydrating for a pre or post flight skin boost.
The the no-flight easy routine! Considering hygiene, bacteria and above all the air is just far too dry up there to be doing a full routine. Let your prep do all the work and relax.
Wipes - antibacterial - are for your hands not your face.
As you wish to you can top up hydration by spritzing with a great facial mist. No hands needed and can be added on top of existing skincare and make-up.
Choose a mist that supports your microbiome and has anti-inflammatory benefits.
For long haul flights you can add another layer of facial oil or a hydrating mask that you can keep on your skin until you arrive at your destination. No removing, no cleansing, no wipes on your face.
Eyes and lips deserve a special mention as they are always the first to dry up!
Travel with eye drops and a nourishing lip balm.
Once you have arrived at your destination take everything off including pollution, dirt and grime with a deep nourishing cleanse. This is one time we recommend double cleansing. I would choose an oil or gel cleanse. Nothing stripping or drying as always recommended.
Then simply follow with a clarifying or hydrating mask which will be based on your usual skin concerns. Congested, dehydrated, etc.
Votary Super Glow Mask is a brilliant answer to tricky, confused skins that are both dehydrated and congested and will leave skin soft, decongested and supple.
Happy holidays, happy flight, happy skin.
The Skincare Edit – Team x