Along with the right accessories and the right style, a long flight also means the right preparation for your face. Along with things like lower humidity levels and recirculated air, once your plane reaches flight altitude, the onset of dehydration sets in. Example: have you ever wondered why these two glasses of champagne sometimes look like four? Yeah – you feel the effects of being high in the sky!
When it comes to fighting dehydration and its side effects, water is your essential friend in the air. But for your face in particular, a good application of facial moisturizer just before take-off and as needed throughout the flight is essential. So give up on powder, foundation, etc. before taking off for a long flight and pack one of these Parlor favorites instead:
1. L’Oreal Hydra Renewal, $ 8.59
Great for everyday use too, and its 1.7oz size makes it travel-ready anytime.
2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer, $ 18.50 *
An intense formula that’s also perfect for combating winter winds and chills on the face.
* for 2.5 oz travel bottle
3. Clinique Moisture Surge, $ 37.00 *
The perfect product for extremely long flights or those flying days that don’t leave you feeling fat.
* for a 1.7 oz travel ready size
4. Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer, $ 14.99
A good moisturizer for quick flights to your nearest tropical destination that you can also use to protect yourself while having fun in the sun.
5. Philosophy Hope In A Jar Moisturizer, $ 40.00
Another great daily moisturizer that you can also use in the air. Perfect for oily skin.
6. Dermologica Active Moist, $ 38.00
An ideal formula for flying. Lightweight and oil-free, but heavy on moisture. It’s no wonder American Airlines includes it in its best cabin amenities.