5 Skincare Products You Should Always Have In Your Carry-On
By Bianca Lambert
Have you ever had a post-flight breakout or walked off of the plane to the nearest bathroom and realized you look like you bathed in oil? Well, you can thank the conditions in the airplane cabin for that.
The dry cabin air along with being 30,000 ft in the air (the higher the altitude, the less blood flows to the skin) doesn’t make for ideal conditions to maintain our skin’s moisture — leaving it more susceptible to breakouts. But, there are a few things you can do in-flight that will keep your skin in good shape even with all the stresses of travel.
Cleanse With Micellar Water
The skin can get really dry on planes due to the lack of humidity in the cabin. Since micellar water is both cleansing and hydrating, you’ll get the benefits of taking the grime off while also adding much needed moisture back into the skin.
Gel Eye Masks
You may not want to be the extra person on the plane with a full sheet mask on, so we’re giving you a nice balance. Since the under eye area of our face tends to need a little extra care, especially when we’re on the road, pick up gel eye masks. Gel eye masks are perfect for diminishing under-eye puffiness. If you’re documenting your travel journey, you’ll get a good #selfcare selfie out of it too.
A Heavy But Non-Comedogenic Moisturizer
A good moisturizer is going to be your skin’s best travel companion, but the key is not to clog the pores. Hyaluronic Acid does an excellent job of sealing in the moisture on your skin. If you’re in need of extra TLC, try a gel moisturizer with ingredients like shea butter which will moisturize and calm the skin.
Wearing sunscreen might seem like an unnecessary step to maintaining your beautiful brown skin, but once you reach cruising altitude which is usually 20,000 feet, you’re much closer to the ozone layer — so sunscreen is a must!
A Multi-Purpose Balm
Like your eyes, your lips and other delicate skin can need extra attention. Add a balm to your bag that can double as lip balm, and that takes care of the other parts of your skin that are in need of a little love.