Follow our top facts and you'll be giving your skin a chance to fight back against airplane dryness!
Always choose a window seat!
When you’re in the air you’re getting major UV exposure, and this gets worse when there’s clouds as they reflect the sun’s rays. So, the second you get on that plane your goal should be to block out the sun’s powerful rays. If you sit next to the window you get to control the shade and can close it.
Prep your skin before you get on the flight!
Airplane cabins have extremely low humidity, and this can cause severe dehydration and dryness in the skin. Remember that dry air seeks out moisture wherever it can and that includes the deeper layers of your skin, so don’t use a hydrating spray. If your skin type is dry then your skin will only become drier and if your skin type is oily then your skin will become oilier. So, make sure you hydrate and protect your skin as much as possible. You can prepare your skin by drinking Pure Gold CollagenⓇ. With daily and consecutive use, it is proven to increase the skin's hydration. People saw a 12% increase in their skin’s hydration! Every bit of prep will help your skin to stay healthy throughout the flight.
Do you wear sunscreen every day?
I bet the answer to that is no and it’s not that hard to guess you probably don’t wear any before you get on the plane. As I said above, airplane windows don’t filter out damaging UV rays that can lead to skin ageing, wrinkles or more severe conditions like skin cancer, so even if you’re not in direct sunlight it could still affect you! You should wear a minimum of SPF 30 on your face, neck or whatever skin is exposed or not covered up by an opaque piece of clothing. Make sure you go for a real sunscreen as makeup foundation does not contain enough SPF. If you burn easily, are exposed to the sunlight too often or have a condition such as urticaria I recommend you use La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sun Cream Body Spray SPF50+. It’s not sticky, doesn’t leave a mark, you don’t even feel like you’re wearing sunscreen and it provides very high protection.
A glass of water, anyone?
As important as it is to ensure your skin is hydrated, it’s more important that you keep your internal cells hydrated. Your outer appearance suffers if you don’t look after yourself inside. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and this will give your skin a chance to look and feel refreshed.
Not for your skin, but something you need to do
It’s vital that you move around during your flight. High altitudes and sitting for long periods of time are not a good combination. You are at risk of developing DVT. Flex, relax, spread or clench your leg muscles and feet. Do your best to sit up straight and give that back a little arch to stretch it out and get the blood pumping again. If you don’t feel like it’s doing anything I suggest you get up and walk up and down the aisles every hour or so.
Don't forget to hydrate your face post-flight!
You’ve landed and you’re getting settled but your face hasn’t yet recovered from the flight. Reset your skin with a hydration mask. It’s important you fight back against the dullness of your skin from that flight with a hydrating and brightening mask. I recommend a gel mask as they tend to have the highest water content and water is exactly what we need.
A great way to hydrate your face post-flight is to use a mask that contains hyaluronic acid. You can relax and recuperate with a Gold CollagenⓇ Hydrogel Mask. With ingredients such as Glycerin (to help skin attract and retain moisture), hyaluronic acid (found naturally within the skin), it supports moisture retention, leaving skin looking plump with the hydration sealed into your skin.
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