When you think of travelling, you immediately imagine endless afternoons lying on a beach in the Maldives. You dream of roaming the galleries and museums in Paris. You can feel the sunny days exploring the streets of Positano in sandal-clad feet. But before you get to that part, you’re sitting on your suitcase trying to zip it up and considering sacrificing your skincare beauty pouch for a perfectly planned outfit. Of course, there are a handful of items you’ll inevitably have to leave behind or forget, but don’t let your skincare be it!

Does flying affect your skin? Yes! Is there a way to combat it? Yes! Something they don’t tell you about airplanes is that the air in the cabins are practically moisture free. Recycled cabin air is around 55% drier than normal air. What this means for your skin is that all the goodness in your skin cells that keeps your skin plump and hydrated is being sucked dry into a prune state!

The good news is whether you’re jetting off to Europe for a month-long vacation or down to Byron Bay for a quick weekend getaway with the girls, we’ve got the ultimate list of airplane skincare tips:

1. Remove your makeup

A dry cabin environment + makeup clogging your pores = skin irritation and breakouts. That’s an equation you definitely don’t want happening. Carry a hydrating face wash that won’t leave your skin feeling tight and overly stripped like our Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser. If you can’t leave your seat, pour a few drops of our Nourishing Cleansing Oil onto a cotton round and gently swipe across your face. Finish off with a makeup wipe until the wipes come out clean. Read more on cleansing oils here (no link yet).

2. Put on a sheet mask

Think of this skincare routine as a self-care ritual too. You have X hours of uninterrupted time so treat yourself. With clean hands, put on a hydrating sheet mask when the cabin lights have dimmed and enter into relaxation mode.

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