Anyone who has had an experience of air travel has been subjected to the recirculated cabin air in addition to the stress of air travel. Together these two aspects create the perfect complexion crisis that makes your skin go haywire. You might have reduced the effects of air travel during those special occasions by visiting the local salon for a facial, hair styling or pedicure, but you’re still likely to end up arriving your destination with dry skin and a new set of pimples as a reward for all your troubles. So how do you deal with airplane skin? OROGOLD suggests that the best and the simplest way to deal with flying is to alter your skin care routine and also take the time to care for your skin while on-board.
First of all you need to understand what stresses your complexion while flying and then only can you come up with a strategy to counteract them. The biggest problem with flying is that the humidity in the cabin is almost the same as a dry summer climate. Since the cabin air is continuously flowing a combination of external air and filtered recirculated air, it ends up drying your skin. Other things that also affect your skin while flying include low nutrient food, noise and biological clock disruption (when you fly from one time zone to the other).
Now that you’ve understood what affects your skin while flying, OROGOLD reviews the best tips on how to deal with airplane skin.
Tip # 1 – Use products that suit your skin and don’t experiment with new products while traveling
Make sure that you don’t try out new solutions for your skin while traveling. It always helps to use products that your skin has become accustomed to. Different skin care products contain different ingredients and there just might be something that your skin doesn’t like.
Tip # 2 – Use a serum under your sunscreen
The low humidity levels make it important for you to hydrate your skin and protect it as much as possible. The best way of doing this is by applying a skin serum under your sunscreen to give your skin that extra level of moisture. The best option is to choose serums that contain ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone.
Tip # 3 – Always use lip balms while travelling
Lip balms are your best friends while traveling. First of all, they do not classify as liquids and don’t delay you at the airport security counter. Secondly, they can help you fix almost any beauty problem that you might end up encountering on the plane. Apart from protecting your lips from drying or cracking, lip balms can also help you to prevent your cuticles from pulling or rippling. You can also use them on your cheekbones to pump up the moisture or on your eyebrows as an alternative to brow gel.
Tip # 4 – Choose aisle seats or shut the shades
Choosing aisle seats help you to prevent sun exposure. If you cannot secure an aisle seat and end up getting stuck with a window seat, make sure that you shut down the shades in order to prevent your skin being subjected to UV radiation.
Tip # 5 – Use a hydrating mask after the flight
One of the first things to do after arriving at your destination is to cleanse your skin and exfoliate your face using a facial scrub. The next thing to do is apply a hydrating face mask. Always choose gel masks as they have the highest water content. This helps you to restore the lost moisture.