Women who take long haul flights often struggle to maintain their fresh, stress-free look when traveling. 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 a 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 by dry cabin air.
Guzzle it down the night before your flight and take some onboard 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 on a plane 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.
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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 earplugs.
Apply a 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.
I hope you will find these tips useful for your next flight!
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HOW TO STAY FRESH ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT is a guest post by Charlene Ara Gonzales
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 every day.
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