– by Sophie James
I am one of the very few people who actually like going on flights. Ever since I was a young girl in England, I could not wait to get on a plane to our family holidays. The one thing I have learned to value more than anything else during these cramped hours is having a flawless beauty routine to keep fresh and hygienic, because no one wants to sit next to someone who smells!
Before you go out and buy heaps of things, though, check your airline to see how many measurements you can bring on in deodorant, mouthwash etc.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know you shouldn’t wear makeup on a flight.
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
One of the most important things to think about on a flight is keeping yourself hydrated, and good old water is the best rule you can go by. The air in planes is incredibly dry, and saps out even the best pre-flight moisturiser in no time. Water can get rid of the sick feeling many of us feel, it can help us from getting dry lips or a dry mouth, and it helps to keep your skin plump and glowing.
Keep it Fresh
I always take toothbrush and toothpaste to keep my breath fresh. Personally, it makes me feel better after a flight and you can talk to your family members at the airport without hiding your breath!
Lose Moisture Like Nobody’s Business No More
I suffer from dry lips on flights big time, so when I take a plane ride I pack a good lip balm and put it on whenever necessary. I take a moisturiser with me as well to keep my skin smooth and stop it looking dry when I land. It also helps to make me feel generally more comfortable when I put some good smooth cream on.
Put The Makeup Down
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know you shouldn’t wear makeup on a flight. Aside from it being terrible for your skin on a flight, makeup rarely looks good when you land. If you do decide to go against the beauty gurus on this one, I like to bring makeup wipes with me before I put on my moisturiser to spruce myself up. Not wearing makeup in flight means I can easily put on cream whenever is necessary and lets your skin breathe for a while. Best of all, I take a makeup bag with me so I can reapply when the flight lands!
Who says flying has to be beauty murder.
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