Going on a flight can be very exciting, especially if you’re visiting a place where you’ve never been to before. Depending on where you’re going, you can either be on a quick short flight or a tiring long haul one and the latter is something that not everyone looks forward to, especially women. Sitting on a plane for hours on end can really take a toll on beauty. It makes you look exhausted, dull, lifeless and just drab in general. If you’re someone who loves to travel, though, this may be something that you will have to deal with every time you go somewhere. Good thing there are ways to combat that lifeless look. Check out these tips on how to look fresh after a long haul flight.
- Start with a clean face – a clean face is very important for looking fresh. Before you leave the house for the airport, wash your face with water and cleanser or soap. If you didn’t get as much sleep as you need / want, you can use cold water to wake your sense up as well.
- Prep your face – moisturizers, facial oils, facial serums, day creams, SPF – all these need to be applied after you’ve dried your face from washing. You might want to use a bit more of your moisturizer than usual just to give your skin that extra moisture to combat dry plane cabin air. Once you have all your pre-makeup face products on, wait for it to set before you move on to the next step.
- Wear little to no makeup – going barefaced is usually the best way to go if you want to look fresh after a flight because then you won’t have any makeup product smeared or smudged after sleeping in on board but if you must wear makeup, wear only what you need in moderate / little amounts. If you need to even out your skin tone, choose to wear tinted moisturizer over foundation. Skip as many products as you can and try not to wear any eye makeup.
- Avoid long lasting makeup – you might think it’s a good idea to wear long-wearing / long lasting makeup but it’s actually not because it can be super drying on your skin. Instead of going for these intense formulas, try alternative ways to make your makeup last instead. Setting spray, for example, locks your whole makeup look for a good 4 to 8 hours.
- Try a face mask – I have to admit, I was one of those people who used to think women who wear those sheet mask are weird but as I grew older and understood what that sheet mask did, I was converted! I’m never without one for long haul flights because those sheet masks are just so hydrating they’re perfect for combating the dry plane cabin air. They leave your face refreshed afterwards as well so it helps with looking good after a tiring flight.
- Touch up before landing – here comes the part where most of that ‘fresh’ look will come from. Touching up is important before you land so you can leave the plane looking like you did when you arrived at your place of origin’s airport. Apply moisturizer 45 minutes prior to landing and let it sit for 10 minutes so your skin can absorb it and then do a light and natural makeup look with light foundation, concealer (optional), mascara, eye liner and blush and lipstick / gloss for color and shine.