If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been traveling a lot more than usual lately. It’s only two months into the new year and I’ve hopped on several planes, some trips shorter than others, but nonetheless it’s put my skin through a lot. Thankfully, I’ve learned a lot about my skin along the way and have updated my in-flight skincare routine to make it even better.
I usually like to fly with clean, makeup-free skin, and I always have makeup-removing wipes on me just in case. If I’m heading straight to the airport after a meeting or event, this is a quick way to cleanse my skin pre-flight. Even if I’m not wearing makeup and feel like I need to refresh my face quickly, I’ll go ahead and swipe one of these on.
After using makeup wipes, sometimes our skin can feel a bit tight so I like using a face mist immediately afterward. I spray a few spritzes all over my face and allow my skin to dry on its own. This is great to have in your bag if you’re someone who likes to sleep on flights, as it’s a great way to refresh your face as soon as you wake up.
Since flights are extremely dehydrating, I make sure to pack a serum to get any essential nutrients deeper into my skin. When I’m traveling, I specifically look for ones with vitamin C due to its brightening properties. This will help with any dullness and dryness that my skin can endure during a flight.
Jet Lag Mask
The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is ultra hydrating and can double as your moisturizer and primer. I like to leave it on for 10 minutes and then wipe off any excess product with a tissue. It leaves a smooth enough canvas for any steps that come next.
I don’t always do this step, but sometimes it’s nice to add a touch of makeup right before landing. A tinted moisturizer will do just the trick for covering any dark circles or dullness that still may be visible after your flight. Plus, it’s easy enough to blend out with your fingers.
Whether you’re traveling or not, having flawless arches is never a bad idea. I like to have some eyebrow gel in my bag to brush and set them before stepping off the plane. It’s just a quick and easy step to take to look even more refreshed.
Of course, this wouldn’t be complete without getting the proper moisture for my lips. I apply lip balm throughout my flights and always make sure to add a fresh coat as soon as I land. Let’s face it, nobody likes dry lips and flights make us extra prone to them.
What does your in-flight beauty routine look like? Let me know in the comments section!