Skin Care Routine for Long Haul Flights

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Jovi Junkie
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Apr 20, 2007
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What do you all do for long haul flights to keep your skin from becoming completely parched?

I searched and there was a short thread on this that has not been posted in since 2007 so I thought I'd start a new one.

Lisa Eldridge has a great video about her skin care routine for long haul flights. The special effects are pretty cute too.



Do any of you follow a similar routine to Lisa's?

I have always taken lip balm and hand cream as i never leave home without them but I've never turned the plane into a spa before. I am planning to try this though the next time I fly. Hopefully the person beside me will not be giving me the side eye!
 

bebeklein

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I liked this vid too. I don't fly a lot any more but I have a 45 minute commute and the vid inspired me to slather heavy cream on my hands and then put on latex gloves. I'm sure I look like a freak but my hands are super soft when I get to work :smile:
 

Samia

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Saw this video a few weeks ago and some really great tips here which I am planning to use for a upcoming trip.
I usually do take my makeup off with cleansing wipes and put some moisturizer on, lip balm and hand cream but that's it.
I am on the look out more clear masks if anyone has any recs let me know.
 
May 6, 2008
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My routine.
- change out contacts to glasses and remove makeup pre-boarding. Maybe add back some concealer if I have any areas of concern, but usually just bare face.
- put on thick coat of embryolise creme
Then I get on plane

Before landing, I wash my face in the restroom. In my bag I keep a ziplock bag of 2-3 surgical gauze pads into which I've pre-squeezed like a pea size amount of my foaming cleanser. When I want to use it, I just wet the pads and use to scrub my face and the cleanser foams up. The pads themselves add a bit of exfoliating action. I just have not found a makeup wipe that isn't too drying for me, so I make do with my own version of cleanser on gauze pads. It travels well.

Then add more embryolise and reapply concealer, blush (great for brightening up that death look I get after hours on a plane), eyeliner, and mascara.

Other flying habits I have are to carry an empty water bottle which I ask the flight attendants to fill for me so I don't have to keep flagging them down for water.

Also have a sleep mask and earplugs. Key to getting uninterrupted sleep.

Avoiding the super salty in-flight foods. (airplane food is extra salty because apparently the lower cabin pressure reduces taste bud sensitivity so food is prepared with extra salt/seasoning). I pack sliced cucumbers as snacks.

I know this seems like a lot, but this makes me feel much better on arrival.
 
Jan 28, 2007
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I board with light makeup. At the end of the flight, I refresh by wiping my face with a damp cloth and adding moisturizer and eye cream. I apply makeup and lip balm, and fix my hair.

So not too much. I'd consider doing a mask, though, for a long flight.
 

pinknyanko

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I pack face masks, the Japanese sheet mask type. I put it on 1-2hr before landing when flying more than 6 hours :smile: I normally wear no makeup especially on international flights. I load up on moisturizer and drink as much water as I can on flight.
 
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