1. THE PLANE CABIN AIR
Have you ever exited a plane only to be faced with ultra dry, dehydrated skin? It’s not just you. Thanks to the lack of humidity in an aircraft cabin, which is a drastic 20 to 50 percent lower than what the skin is most comfortable in. Air travel can leave your skin in desperate need of hydration. The pressurised environment of a plane is unnatural and drains the moisture out of skin, leaving it looking dehydrated and dull.
We suggest prepping the skin pre-flight with a hydrating face mask, which is preferably formulated with hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid will help retain the moisture in the skin as well as attract moisture to the skin. Be sure to pack a travel-sized face mist and have it on you in your carry on to give your skin a little pick me up if you start feeling a little dry. Once on board and settled into your seat, the easiest solution to fight the dehydrating cabin air is with a sheet mask. We love using them onboard the plane as they’re easy to pack and you won’t have to worry about washing it off once you’re done. Another traveller’s tip is to use the excess serum in the packet and save it as part of your skincare routine, so you won’t have to bring along a separate bottle for it. Lastly, be sure to keep hydrated throughout your journey and drink plenty of water – your skin will thank you for it!