HOW TO STAY FRESH ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT

HOW TO STAY FRESH ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT

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HOW TO STAY FRESH ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT – guest post by Charlene Ara Gonzales

Women who take long haul flights often struggle to maintain their fresh, stress-free look when travelling. Dry cabin air, delayed flight schedules and jet lag always ruin your look.

There is very little time for touch-ups when you are catching a flight and hauling your luggage through the airport.
To help you out, we have prepared several pre-flight and in-flight beauty tips. These are tried and tested, so we’re confident they can help you stay fresh while in transit.

Before the Flight

Swap your drinks for coconut water

Skip the drinks with high amount of sugar and caffeine, drink coconut water instead! Coconut water has a lot of vitamins and electrolytes that will keep your skin hydrated while you’re surrounded with dry cabin air. Guzzle it down the night before your flight and take some on board if possible.

Take a tiny amount of makeup and skincare products

Pour all your essential serums and creams into small travel-sized containers, similar to the ones shown below. Secure all these containers in a ziplock bag to avoid any leaks. Throw it in your hand-carry bag for easy access.

Next, prepare a small kit where you can store your essential makeup products – a tinted moisturizer, foundation powder, lip balm and eyebrow kit will do.

Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage

Some airport lounges have reclining massage chairs for passengers. We recommend that you sit and relax on one while waiting for your flight. In the event of a stopover, you can go to a spa and get a massage and maybe even a treatment to restore moisture in your skin.

During the flight

Remove your makeup

There’s nothing much to do in an airplane so try to catch some Z’s but make sure to remove all your makeup first. Use makeup remover wipes to completely get rid of the products on your face. Perform your shortened skincare routine after removing all impurities.

Wear an eye mask and plug in some music

Wearing an eye mask will help you fall asleep on a plane. It will block any light which can disturb your sleep cycle. If you get enough sleep, you won’t feel super tired. If you don’t want to hear the noise of your seatmate, plug in your earphones. Listen to music or sounds that make you sleepy. If you need complete silence to fall asleep, wear silicone ear plugs.

Apply light, smudge-proof makeup

You step onto the plane looking fab, you will get off the plane looking fresh. Apply a light makeup about an hour before the plane lands. Quickly fix your brows, then put on some tinted moisturizer, powder, and lip balm. Keep it au naturel. 🙂

So those are five ways you can stay fresh during a long haul flight. Follow these steps and you won’t look like a hot mess the moment you get off that plane. Hope you will find our tips useful on your next flight!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charlene Ara Gonzales is the Editor of Beauty Insider, the largest beauty e-magazine and review platform in Singapore. They publish insightful beauty and skincare tips everyday. Catch them on Facebook and Instagram!

 

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30 Responses

  1. Sarah
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    Interesting. I know I’ve come off of long haul flights before looking like one of the Adams family 🙂

    • Magda
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      Haha, it happened to me as well, many times!

  2. Hannah
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    Some really useful tips. I love the idea of a massage and spa treatment during a stopover. 😊

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Hannah!

  3. amely rose
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    Thank you for this helpful post.
    my last long flight was to india (12 hours) and I wish I had all these amazing tipps.
    Thank you for sharing this post with us.

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

    • Magda
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      You are welcome Amely Rose, thanks for stopping by!

  4. April Rose Pengilly
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    Fabulous tips! Saving these for my next flight. 🙂
    April xx

    | APRIL ROSE PENGILLY |

    • Magda
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      Thanks April! xx

  5. caroline
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    Thanks for the tips babe !!

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    • Magda
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      You are welcome Caroline, thanks for stopping by!

  6. Rach
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    These are great tips! I really need to remember to do my skincare on the plane. It does make a difference!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Magda
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      It really does, thanks for visiting Rach!

  7. mahryska
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    great tips!! always good to keep aside a care bag on flight!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
    http://www.mahryska.com

    • Magda
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      Thank you!

  8. Elegant Duchess
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    some great tips but taking a make up off and is not really an option unless one has a photo shoot / or going straight to the office after the flight. 🙂 In my case I just go straight to the hotel so it doesn’t matter as much whether I look fresh or not but it’s always a good idea to have some make up with you to have a little re-touch if needed. thank you for sharing xx

    http://www.elegantduchess.com/2017/10/17/10-reasons-to-wear-a-hat/

    • Magda
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      You are welcome, thanks for stopping by! I agree, if I’m going straight to the hotel I would only apply some moisturizer! xx

  9. Elke
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    Love the tips! Def’ going to keep them in mind for my next flight 🙂

    • Magda
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      So pleased to hear that, thanks Elke!

  10. Joua Yang
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    I like the idea of switching water with coconut water, it makes the drink much more satisfying. ahhaha thank you for sharing! Joua to the Rescue

    • Magda
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      You are welcome! 🙂

  11. Katya
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    Long hours of plane trips are exhausting. I find it relaxing just listening to a playlist dedicated only for my plane commute. And a nice long sleep is a time killer.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Magda
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      It’s a great idea to have a plane playlist! 🙂

  12. Shloka
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    These are such great tips babe! I love that one about switching your water for coconut water – I never thought about that!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Shloka! xx

  13. Jessica
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    Good read dear. I also take small amount of skincare products and of course not-so tiny amount of makeup when I travel. ha!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Magda
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      Haha, thanks Jessica!

  14. Simply Sory
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    Buenísimos los tips que das, sin duda los usaré.

    Te dejo mi nuevo post, oriental vibes
    http://www.simplysory.com/2017/10/26/oriental-vibes/

  15. Kiri
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    This is such a great post topic – I also just posted about travel health and skincare since I went away for four weeks.
    Great tips. Especially the keeping hydrated!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  16. Laura Mitbrodt
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    I love to spritz my face with mineral water to stay hydrated
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Magda
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      Great idea, thanks for stopping by Laura! xoxo

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