Here’s a step-by-step guide to the best inflight skincare regimen that you can follow next time you take off.
The combination of altitude and artificial cabin pressure can run havoc on your skin. But the good thing is there’s really nothing but time on a long-haul flight. Make the most of your free time and indulge in some much-needed selfcare! Here are the best products you can keep in your cabin bag for a good inflight skincare regimen.
Step 1: Cleansing wipes
When you are on the go, facial cleansing wipes are a godsend. For cakey makeup coupled with dry air lead to clogged pores and dull skin. Wipe your face off using as many wipes as you need until no traces of makeup are left when you swipe. Start the routine once you take-off with an alcohol and paraben-free pack that suits your skin type. Try: Bodyography Cleansing and Soothing Wipes have the goodness of cucumber, chamomile, aloe, natural citrus, antioxidants, vitamin E, and glycerin.
Step 2: Essence
Use an essence to prep your skin so it absorbs well the antioxidant-rich products like moisturiser, mask or serum, that you’d be using next. Let its hydrating qualities plump up your skin and give it a natural glow. Gently pat the essence and let it dry for 5-8 minutes before moving on. Try: Missha Time Revolution The First Essence Rx contains 95 per cent of cica enzyme fermentation and has super hydration, anti-wrinkle and brightening properties.
Step 3: Sheet mask
Here comes the best part of the inflight skincare routines. Make use of the ample time you’ve got in your hands during a long-haul flight by leisurely spreading a serum-soaked sheet mask on your face as you take a nap or binge on a movie. Let this inexpensive mini facial work wonders on your skin as it delivers an intensive boost of moisture. Pro tip: Instead of removing it within 20 minutes (as usually mentioned in the directions), leave it on for 45 minutes to an hour for intense hydration. Try: Sephora Collection Face Masks enriched with almond and watermelon extracts, and ultra-thin fibers enabling a better diffusion of active ingredients.
Step 4: Eye patch
Don’t let water retention and long waiting hours take a toll on your eyes. Give your tired and puffy eyes some time before landing to relax with a good pair of cooling patches. They will not only depuff, but also energise the undereye area. Try: PIXI DetoxifEYE Patches contain hydrogel, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and various extracts, formulated to refresh, hydrate and rejuvenate delicate under-eye skin.
Step 5: Lip mask
End your skincare routine with some heavy-duty lip mask. Use a good amount of thick, luscious salve to hydrate your lips and give them the dose of moisture they need. It will not only give a sheer gloss to them but also make them super soft and supple. Try: ENN Pucker Hydrating Lip Mask loaded with hyaluronic acid that deeply moisturises, replenishes, and hydrates your delicate lips.