Why travel by plane harms the skin
Traveling by plane can have severe side-effects for your entire body; not just the face. Due to high altitude, your skin begins to dry. Recycled, pressurized air sucks the moisture out of the skin. Even if the body doesn’t get in contact with the dry air, the effects can still be felt; and when the skin is dry, it begins revealing wrinkles and fine lines. To avoid that from happening, you have to moisturize and hydrate.
Another side effect of traveling by plane is puffy eyes. The body retains fluids when you’re at high altitude, triggering sore feet and ankles, dry skin, and puffy eyes. To combat these issues and get off the plane looking all fresh, travel with style by taking good care of your skin and body.
Perfect skin upon arriving to your destination
How do you keep your skin looking amazing after an 8-hour flight, or 24-hour drive? There are lots of tricks you can use, and some of them are pretty surprising.
Skincare with 24h before departure:
Apply moisturizer and toner the night before leaving. A good idea is to make a mask with coconut oil, aloe, honey, and jojoba oil. These have nourishing ingredients that hydrate and keep the skin looking perfect.
Most face cleaners have harsh ingredients in their composition. These dry out the complexion, trigger cracks and blemishes. You should choose a face cleanser with a neutral pH.
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, the next step is to use a protective moisturizer that contains powerful all-natural antioxidants. It will protect the skin from damaging environmental stressors. To get the desired effect, blend natural oils too. Cranberry seed and vanilla oils, for example, are excellent at pumping your complexion with healthy antioxidants.
Light or no foundation:
If it’s possible, you should travel without any foundation on the face. If you can’t, choose a lighter tone or a BB cream that doesn’t charge the face.
Wearing makeup in air may trigger skin issues. The dry air consumes energy, and this leaves the skin looking flaky and cakey; what’s worse is that wrinkles and fine lines may appear sooner than expected.
Proper nutrition is fundamental, even when you’re traveling. In fact, you should steer clear of greasy, fatty airline food; avoid caffeine and alcohol too. The skin reacts when it doesn’t get enough water. Rather than have full and dry skin upon arrival in Bora Bora or Belize, present yourself as someone confident with a beautifully looking complexion.
Include fruits and veggies, lean meats, and healthy fats into your daily diet. Your skin depends on what foods you put inside your body. Drink plenty of water, and cleanse every evening and morning to prepare the skin to avoid blemishes. Traveling in style is easier said than done; especially when you want to make the most of your journey and still look great.
The way you present yourself to the world matters a lot. It’s just as important to feel good on the inside, not just on the outside. If your skin reacts poorly to environmental changes, you could pack a serum for oily skin; this way you won’t have to worry that your face feels tired when you get off the plane. Consult with a dermatologist before your trip; highlight some common challenges your complexion faces on a daily basis, and welcome their recommendations. Implement the advice with at least a week before departure, and you shouldn’t have any issues.
Site updated on 3. August 2020
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