One of the most remarkable inventions of the modern era, the airplane has blessed us with the ability to travel the globe in mere hours. The experiences we collect along the way nourish the garden of our soul and all too often at the expense of our skin. Cramped in the cabin, our skin is ravaged by the low humidity and artificial air pressure. Exposure to these elements for hours on end can dry out our skin and leave one feeling less than fabulous. If you’re interested in some quick and easy skin care tips for flying in style, check out the list below!
-Before embarking to the airport, take a luxurious shower for an extra clean feel. Exfoliate, shave, and use Soap Supérieure + Body Crème Supérieure for lasting hydration. Follow up with our soothing Masque Supérieure to prep your skin for the hours of Netflix, sleeping and reading that await.
-If you’re not in the mood to style your hair with heat, use a few drops of our Balm Supérieure at the ends of your strands to lock in moisture and style your hair in braids or a low bun. Once you let them out, you’ll have smooth, glossy waves that look effortlessly chic.
-After you’ve arrived at your gate or boarded your plane, take a moment to try an organic micellar water like the Inika Organic Rosewater Micellar Cleanser. This will remove airport dirt and impurities from the skin for a refreshing on-the-go cleanse.
-Keep our travel size Toner Supérieure and a bag of cotton pads in your bag for a quick pore refining and purifying treatment.
-Feeling daring? Try an organic sheet mask like the ones by Orgaid. Typically these are left on for 15-20 minutes but in such a dry environment, we recommend you leave it on for 30-45 min for added hydration.
-To brighten dull skin, use our Serum Supérieure and depending on how dehydrated your skin feels follow with the Ultra Sensitive Crème from our travel care.
-In the mood for a mist? Try the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mist or opt for a more earthy version like the Refresh Mist from Subtle Energies.
-If you’re taking a red eye and know you have trouble falling asleep, throw a few kava tea bags in your bag for an in flight sleep aid. (Please note that this tonic from the Pacific is a powerful medicinal herb so please refer to your medical professional before use.)
-Finally, make sure to have your favorite lip balm or two on hand and drink plenty of water. Although tempting, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol as they are exceptionally dehydrating and won’t give you a glow like an electrolyte filled option such as coconut water or watermelon juice.
With the help of these easy tips and green beauty treasures, you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed with glowing skin. Jet lag and dry skin be damned, bring on the sight seeing, local delicacies and cultural immersion. Happy traveling!