Up in the Air

Our skin is drastically affected by the conditions of the cabin air as we fly. The low humidity, recycled air and the stress of it all makes us look and feel less than magnificent. A few of the common complaints include itchy eyes, dry and flakey skin, and aggravated sinuses. I have listed a few simple steps to help you look as fresh after a flight as you did before you stepped on the plane:

1. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!

 It is super important to drink plenty of water. Because of the very nature of the plane cabin environment it is extremely dehydrating to the body and of course- the skin. Also, avoid any beverage that will add to dehydration (alcohol, soda).

2. Use sunscreen!

Sun protection is a must when flying; think about how much more vulnerable we are to UV damage at 35,000 feet! If you are sitting at the window seat, pull down the shade.

3. Apply a product with Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to bind moisture to the skin and help maintain the moisture level in the skin. It is a super hydrating ingredient with protective qualities.  Try Hydrating B5 Gel by SkinCeuticals. It also contains B5 vitamin which helps with a smoother complexion. http://www.skinceuticals.com

2 Replies to “Up in the Air”

  1. Agree: Skinceuticals Hydrating B-5 Gel is a great product. Another great product, which is equally as good, but less expensive: Pure Skin Formulations H.A. Serum, which is about $23. My friend travels a lot for work, and this is her “must have” product.


    When I worked for **ahem!** “Essential Gratis-Stealing Goblin Spa” (you-know-who!), out of all of the 100+ skincare lines they offer, PSF was their absolute top-selling brand. PSF puts it’s money into the products & ingredients, not the packaging or advertising. More bang for the consumer’s buck.

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