Credit: Instagram @chrissyteigan
It’s been long-acknowledged and often proved that long-haul flights are terrible for your complexion. The recycled air, lowered oxygen levels, reduced sleep and cabin pressure wreaks havoc on your skin resulting in dehydrated, dry and dull skin.
However if you take a direct flight to a glass-half-full mentality, you can make the most of your long-haul route to replenish your skin via some in-flight pampering.
Whether you’re on the modest side or an old pro prepared to embrace the sheet mask with open pores, consider this your cheat-sheet to in-transit skin love.
Level one: the Rookie
You think the only place you can publicly wear a sheet masque is on Instagram, and while you’re comfortable with looking at pictures of Chrissy Teigan, masking mid-flight, you’re not quite there yet.
Instead, opt for a transparent moisture masque, like this one from Sisley, that will hydrate without a side glances, and stick to your in-flight basics like a hand sanitizer, face wipes (bonus is you get one with a light acid), and a trusty lip balm.
SOAP & GLORY, MINI HAND CLEAN MAID, $5. SHOP NOW
SISLEY, EXPRESS FLOWER GEL, $160. SHOP NOW
LANOLIPS, 101 OINTMENT MULTI PURPOSE BALM, $17.99. SHOP NOW
KOH GEN DO, CLEANSING WATER CLOTHS, $45. SHOP NOW
LEVEL TWO: RESERVED BUT RESULTS-DRIVEN
You’re still a bit shy to go the full hog, so instead target trouble areas most susceptible to the recycled cabin air. Treat and de-puff the under eye area so you look fresh upon arrival and spruce up your space with luxe extras like a lip masque to plump, a hair treatment to protect your ends, and scented balm to quell any flying anxieties you might have.
CHANTECAILLE, GOLD ENERGIZING EYE RECOVERY MASK, $285. SHOP NOW
BITE BEAUTY, AGAVE LIP MASK, $38. SHOP NOW
KLORANE, MANGO OIL NOURISHING & REPAIRING, $22.95. SHOP NOW
THE SEEKE, TEMPLE BALM IN ‘CALM IT DOWN’, $18.95. SHOP NOW
Level Three: the dgaf about fellow passenger’s opinions, only about your complexion
You have no reservations about whipping on a sheet mask mid transit, and as long as you’re not stink bombing the person in seat 21E, then all is fair in love and in-flight skincare. A sheet masque will lock in the maximum amount of moisture while you sleep, a facial mist for a refreshing spritz, and while cotton moisture gloves might look daggy, your mitts will be in prime condition on the other side.
VERSO SKINCARE, DEEP HYDRATION MASK, $120. SHOP NOW
ARCONA, DESERT MIST, $48. SHOP NOW
JOSIE MARAN COSMETICS, WHIPPED INTENSIVE HAND CREAM, $35. SHOP NOW
THE BODY SHOP, ORGANIC COTTON MOISTURE GLOVES, $12.95. SHOP NOW
TILE IMAGE: credit: [Instagram @Chrissyteigan]