7 skincare tips for flying
Posted March 20, 2021
Flying at 30,000 feet in an aeroplane is going to get you places faster than a car or boat, but your skin would prefer the slower journey
Keep skin as healthy as possible when flying
Having said that, there are ways to help your skin manage a high altitude flight to lessen the impact of dehydration and cabin pressure.
Skin has an important role – it provides a protective barrier against the outside world and regulates your temperature. Skin functions optimally in humidity of around 50% and most aeroplane cabins have about 20% humidity.
The result after a long flight can be dry, scaly or flaky skin which also feels oily – a double dose of skin problems. Detecting less moisture in the air, the skin produces more oil to protect and hydrate itself. Skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis and eczema also have a tendency to flare up on flights.
To keep skin as healthy as possible when flying, here are some skincare tips so that you can arrive at your destination feeling a little more comfortable in your skin.
1. Remove makeup when flying
You don’t need excess makeup on the skin, causing unnecessary blockages. It is best to let skin breathe as much as possible when flying. Give your skin a good clean with our Purifying Cream Cleanser which contains Certified Organic Rosehip Oil with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. It also contains avocado oil to help penetrate deep into your pores and pump them full of vitamins A, B and D.
2. Drink plenty of water
Stay hydrated from the inside out so that your skin does not dry out too much and overcompensate with excess oil production. Drink plenty of water and stay away from caffeine and alcohol which will only increase dehydration.
3. Use a Facial Mist
Using a facial mist like our Hydrating Rosewater Mist is refreshing and gives skin an instant hydrating boost. You can spray it multiple times during a flight and it is especially refreshing after waking from a nap!
4. Use Rosehip Oil
Our Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is ideal for flying. It is a light oil and easily absorbed so it won’t leave an oily residue. It will help keep skin moisturised and protected throughout your journey. Pamper your skin while on a flight with a facial massage using Rosehip Oil.
5. Get as much sleep as you can
We know this isn’t easy on a plane, but do your best to get some sleep when you can. A lack of rest and the stress of flying can aggravate conditions like psoriasis, eczema and acne.
7. Apply Sunscreen
Flying at high altitude during daylight puts you closer to the sun’s rays especially if you’re in the window seat so don’t forget the sunscreen!
Perfect when travelling
For travellers, our Rescue Skin Collection which includes our multiple award-winning Rescue Balm, and Discover Collection, contain products to cleanse, moisturise and revitalise the skin during a flight.
All products are under 100mL so they can be taken onboard when travelling overseas. The products come in a small, quilted carry pouch to keep everything together. You can give yourself a mini facial with the products in these collections while you’re flying 30,000 feet up – your skin will thank you on arrival!