Traveling and going on vacations are some of the greatest joys in life. But the haggard face, sallow, parched skin, messy, unruly hair, and extreme dryness on the plane can throw a wet blanket on your holiday, even before it begins. Don’t let that happen. Luck favours the prepared so before your next holiday, do a bit of beauty homework to look totally amazing the next time you land on vacay.
#1: Gently Exfoliate Before Flying
To keep skin healthy and moisturised, slough off dead skin and hydrate well. This applies to the face and the body. Try to do this at least one day before getting on the plane and continue to moisturise afterwards on the flight and during the trip for silky smooth and healthy skin while you’re away. Use a gentle exfoliator so as not to irritate the skin. We like Sukin Renewing Body Scrub ($16) from Guardian and Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser ($39).
#2: Moisturise While On The Plane
This is a hugely important tip. Air humidity on a plane can be as low as 2-15 percent whereas in Singapore it’s 65-95 percent. This can affect you in several ways and one of them is drying out your skin. As soon as you take your seat on the plane, if you were wearing makeup, cleanse it off with a makeup wipe or baby wipe, then apply an intensively moisturising face cream like Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream ($70), lip balm like Guerlain KissKiss Roselip – Hydrating & Plumping Tinted Lip Balm ($52), and hand & nail cream like Nivea Nourishing Hand Cream ($6.20) to avoid crepe-like and wrinkled skin on landing.
#3: Consider Lash Extensions Or A Tint
It’s best to get lash extensions or a lash tint rather than rely on your usual mascara if you’re going to be traveling and especially if it is to a beach holiday where you’re going to be in and out of water. Rather than restrict your fun to fit in with your beauty routine, make your beauty routine low-maintenance, resilient and long-lasting. At Browhaus, Lash In Bloom lash extensions will set you back $80 and Lashgraphy colour tinting is $37.