in flight skincare tips

If you’re catching a flight then it’s likely you are going somewhere. And whenever we are going somewhere we want to look our best. Being a self confessed skincare junkie I take precautionary measures before all flights, even the short ones. I’m currently taking two flights a month which I guess makes me a frequentish flyer? It’s no secret that flying sucks the life out of our skin so heavy duty skincare is required.

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Even oily skin can become dehydrated…

The morning before your flight is the time to start layering up your skincare. Start with a hydrating cleanser such as Grown Alchemist Hydra Restore Cleanser. This rich cream is full of natural plant oils and I always reach for it if my skin is feeling dehydrated.

Afterwards I apply a face mist and my favourite one is Hylamide Hydra-Density Mist. It’s a great idea to take this on the flight to spritz in between. This one is 120ml so you will need to decant it into a travel size or opt for Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 100ml. My favourite eye serum is still 111 Skin Eye Lift Gel and I never travel without it. It’s definitely up there in price so if you’re looking for an affordable option this one by NIOD comes highly recommended. To finish off with the serums I use an antioxidant. For a while I’ve been using EUK 134 0.1% from The Ordinary, I know, the name is so weird. But it’s really, really good.

skincare tips flights

Whatever you do, don’t use hyaluronic acid…

People can make the mistake of using a hyaluronic acid when flying because it’s amazing at keeping skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times it’s weight in water. It works by drawing moisture from the air and holding it in the skin. This doesn’t work on a flight because there is no moisture in the air! It would have to draw moisture out from deeper layers of the skin which isn’t a good idea. Because of this I avoid hyaluronic acid products when flying. Instead I like to use an oil as they tend to be heavier and help lock in the products I used underneath. I’m a fan of Alex Carro Balancing Face Oil and Sunday Riley Juno.

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When you’ve arrived at your destination…

Now if you want to be really good you could take a moisurising mask such as Perricone MD Moisture Mask which I love. I won’t hold it against you if you are too busy having fun to be worrying about masking. But, if you fancy a bit of pampering of an evening then this would be an extra chance to revitalise your skin.


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  1. January 21, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    This is such a great blog post and lovely photographs. I am going on holiday in the Spring so will definitely take note of these skincare products. I love the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and wasn’t aware you shouldn’t use it on a plan, it makes sense.

    Steph x

    • January 21, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks Steph. Save the hyaluronic acid for when you arrive. The Ordinary version is great!!

  2. January 21, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    This was so informative! That point about hyaluronic acid makes so much sense – thanks for the tips! x


    • January 22, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thank you Erica x

  3. January 22, 2018 / 5:45 am

    Thanks for sharing! I still have to give The Ordinary a try! As far as mists go, I always go for Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir or good old Avene Thermal water. Those both work so well for me!


  4. January 22, 2018 / 6:24 am

    I love this post! It’s really important to take care of your skin while traveling! Also, I love your blog! All of your photos are amazing! I wish I could make skincare products look this good πŸ™‚

    • January 22, 2018 / 8:32 am

      I’m pleased you like it – thank you!

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  6. January 29, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    Man. I really need to get on The Ordinary! I’ve heard so many good things and just haven’t tried them yet. Great post!

    • January 30, 2018 / 7:43 am

      You really must check out The Ordinary you won’t be disappointed. I recommend Buffet as one of the products to try first and they have great acid exfoliators also.