Essential Skin Care Tips for Long Haul Flights

Woman on a plane
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The air humidity in an aircraft is much lower than on the ground, which is less than ideal for your skin, especially if you’re on a long-haul flight. The extreme dryness may result in clogged pores and breakouts. Here are a few essential in-flight skincare tips for those long flights.

Remove All Your Makeup

It’s best to remove all your makeup as soon as you board the plane, ideally with an oil cleanser. Makeup makes it easier for grease, dirt, and dead skin cells to build up and block your pores, and it’s one of the main reasons for post-flight spots.

Mist For Moisture

Spritzing your face with a refreshing mist is a good way to maintain hydration and prepare your skin for serum application.


Apply a serum that is rich in antioxidants to fight free-radical damage. Serums are able to quickly penetrate your skin deeply, according to dermatologists. You can follow this step with a hyaluronic acid booster to counteract tightness and amplify moisture.

Apply A Rich Cream or Balm

The final step to lock in all the moisture from the mist and serum is to apply a rich night cream before you fall asleep.

Drink Herbal Tea and Still Water

Swap alcohol and coffee for herbal tea and water, and try to avoid salty airplane foods, because they encourage water retention and puffiness.