Jet-Set Skincare!

Jet-Set Skincare!

If you’re anything like us, you love to travel but f*cking hate what it can do to your skin—especially when you’re flying. Airplane cabins can be super rough on your skin, turning it into a dry, tight mess by the time you land. But don’t worry, we got you! Let’s get into how you can keep your skin hydrated and glowing, even at 30,000 feet.

First off, what is even happening with planes and our skin? Airplane cabins are pressurized and the air is recirculated, which means it’s pretty low in humidity. This dry air can evaporate the moisture right out of your skin, leaving it dehydrated and parched. Not the best look feeling you’re trying to arrive at your destination ready to slay, right?

Now, here’s where face oils come to the rescue. Face oils are packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that not only moisturize but also nourish your skin deeply. And even better, they help shield your skin from that dry plane air so you keep more of your hard earned hydration. They’re like a mini spa treatment in a bottle—perfect for combating the harsh conditions of a flight.

Try this: before you even board the plane, do some prep for your skin. Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser to get rid of any impurities. Then, apply a hydrating serum and follow it up with your favorite face oil. We'd recommend something robust like our Thirst Trap Recovery Oil. Just few drops can make a world of difference.

During the flight, keep your skin hydrated by misting with a hydrating facial spray every couple of hours. Look for one that contains soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile. And don’t forget to reapply your face oil! A tiny amount dabbed onto your cheeks, forehead, and chin will help maintain that moisture barrier and keep your skin feeling soft and supple.

If you’re feeling extra bougie, you can even give yourself a little in-flight facial massage. This helps stimulate blood flow and reduces puffiness. Just warm a drop or two of oil between your hands and gently press it into your skin, moving in upward and outward strokes. Not only does this feel amazing, but it also helps the oil penetrate more deeply.

And let’s talk lips—because nobody and we mean nobody wants chapped lips at touchdown. A nourishing lip balm is a must. For an extra boost, you can even dab a little bit of your face oil onto your lips before applying your balm. This locks in hydration and keeps your lips soft and smooth.

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water during your flight. Hydrating from the inside out is just as important as what you put on your skin. Technically, we should be trying to avoid alcohol and caffeine if you can, since they can dehydrate you even more but on a long flight? You do what you have to do.

So next time you’re packing your travel essentials, don’t forget to include your trusty face oil in your carry on. With these tips, you’ll step off the plane looking fresh, hydrated, and ready to take on your next adventure even if that's just hot dogs with the fam.
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