#1: Sheet masks

Being on an airplane is pretty damaging on our skin as the process is very dehydrating. To give your skin a much-needed boost of hydration, try handy and effortless sheet masks. These are compact, light and easy to apply. Apart from just focusing on your face, also consider bringing on board some sheet masks for your body.

Innisfree Special Care Mask (Elbow & Heel), $5
MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask x 5, US$111 (S$149), www.net-a-porter.com
Laneige Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask

#2: Hand cream

You probably don’t have space in your carry-on to bring along a big bottle of body moisturiser, not to mention you probably won’t get past airport security. Here’s where a multi-tasking hand cream comes to the rescue, as not only can you use this on your hands, you can also apply some on your neck, arms and even your hair to combat some of that frizz.

Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, $13.90, Watsons
Crabtree & Evelyn Anti-Ageing Hand Therapy, $38
Fresh Pink Jasmine Moisturizing Hand Cream, $20

#3: Lip balm

Your lips will most definitely become dry and crackly on board, so a heavv moisturising lip balm or hydrating lip gloss is essential. To kill two birds with one stone, try a tinted lip balm or gloss so that you can inject some colour into your puckers (and look a lot more put together). You can also try dabbing a little of it on your cheeks for a subtle pop of colour.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $20, Sephora
Sulwhasoo Lip Tint Balm
Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow Peach Lollipop, $9.90, Guardian

#4: Face mist

For a quick pick-me-up anytime, stash a small bottle of hydrating face mist in your carry-on. Whenever you feel that your skin is a little tight or dry, just spritz some on your face and you are good to go. Rosewater, in particular, is a cult favourite due to its proven hydrating qualities, and you can even DIY your own by mixing rose oil and water.

Chantecaille Pure Rosewater, US$37 (S$50), www.net-a-porter.com
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $17, Sephora
Fresh Rose Floral Toner, $63

#5: Makeup wipes

If you’ve applied makeup before getting on board, it is a good idea to take them all off during your journey, especially if you’re settling in for a long-haul flight. This will help to remove dirt, unclog pores and let your skin breathe. Instead of liquid makeup removers, handy makeup wipes are way more convenient, and some even have hydrating and soothing properties.

Neutrogena Deep Clean MakeUp Remover Wipes, $13.90, Guardian
Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Tissue, $8
Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, $8.90, Watsons

#6: Eye cream

Your eyes are the first parts of your face to show signs of fatigue and tiredness, so naturally, they need some extra TLC during a flight. Moisturising and hydrating eye creams and serums are your best friends here – try to opt for those that promise to alleviate dark circles and puffiness, which will most probably appear from the lack of sleep.

Laneige Perfect Renew Eye Serum
Etude House Honey Cera Eye Pack Cream, $36.90
Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream EX


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