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Guest Blogger: 5 Skincare Products You Need on A Long-Haul Flight

It's finally looking like Summer here in Bath, but if you're going to be jetting off somewhere exotic in the next few months, our Guest Blogger Katie Woo has some fantastic advice for keeping your skincare regime on point, even on the plane!

Easter Holidays are here and some of you lucky people may be jetting off on holiday. Although this may not be at the top of your list when preparing for a holiday, I believe that once you are on that long-haul flight you will be glad to have prepped a little onboard pamper package, helping you walk off that plane feeling awake and refreshed!

Sitting on a plane for at least 7 hours is the perfect time to focus on pampering your skin. None of us want to feel like a red eyed, dried out prune when get off the plane.

For my latest long-haul flight, to Australia (that’s LONG LONG-HAUL) I knew I wanted to take most of my cleansing and moisturizing products onboard, the only problem, they won’t fit in my clear plastic bag. This is why I found these handy pots from Boots (similar available at Superdrug).

(Boots Stacking Pots & Travel Mini Set)

Decant all your skincare products into little pots (and label if you love doing that sort of thing). Decanting creams/serums into these pots is perfect for your liquids bag, and you definitely won’t look like a crazy beauty addict with a bulging bag of liquids at security.

I get on the flight, settle in, have a look at the films and then it’s straight onto taking off any makeup I have on and pampering my skin. I want my skin to be drenched in moisture for the whole flight, as we all know how dehydrating the air can be to our skin.

5 Products to Take Onboard

1. Cleanser

Ideally a cream/balm that you can use in your seat so you don’t have to visit the toilet for your full skincare routine. Using a cream/balm is easy and gentle on your skin, using cotton pads to wipe away the cleanser.

2. Serum

There are many serums out there, but I would recommend using a hydrating serum to help lock in moisture throughout the 7+ hours.

My particular favourite is Hydraluron Moisture Booster. This gel locks in moisture as it contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. This acid is already found in our skin and is there to absorb and lock in moisture. But the more we have in our skin the easier it is for moisturisers to absorb deeply. Use this particularly on areas of dryness and dehydration.

 

3. Eye Cream

One of the most important skincare items to take on a plane - keeping those bags and dehydrated eyes at bay.

My particular favourite is Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. Thick and creamy and feels lovely if you leave it on your eyes for a minute or two to absorb into your skin.

4. Deeply Hydrating Cream/Mask

Your skin will love you! Use a leave-on moisture-quenching mask.

My recommendation is Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. Creamy and thick, but not too thick for younger skin. This cream is perfect for boosting skins moisture on a flight. Or for a cheaper option try Garnier Moisture Bomb Night Cream.

5. Intensely Moisturising Lip Balm

Recommending my all time favourite, Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream. Seriously the best lip cream/balm I have ever used and lasts a VERY long time. This cream can also be used on other dry areas of your skin e.g. dry hands, elbows.

When I wake up at the end of a flight and start to prep my face for the outside world my skin feels refreshed and plump after giving it an intense moisture locking pamper treatment. No more dry, tight, itchy skin.

So if you are going on a flight soon, it doesn’t even need to be a long-haul one, I would recommend bringing along even just one of these products to make your skin feel loved. You don’t have to be seen to be carrying one zillion different beauty products on the plane, or even be scared of looking vain prepping your skin at the start of a flight. You’ll be the one walking off the plane looking refreshed and glowing!

If you enjoyed Katie's article, you can read more of her work here!

 

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