Travel Beauty Tips: How to Care For Your Skin During and After A Flight

Preparing for an upcoming trip? Check out this guide to take care of your skin complexion during and after a flight. 

In-Flight Skincare Routine 

An in-flight skincare routine should be focused on two things: combating dehydration due to dry, recirculated air and soothing your skin from stress caused by high altitude. 

1. Cleansing 

The first step of any skincare routine starts with washing your face. However, since it's not very comfortable to cleanse our face in an airplane restroom, you can also do your cleansing at home and arrive at the airport with a clean, bare face. 

ilomys renew derm cleanser

Ilomys Renew-Derm Cleanser is a pH-balanced cleanser that removes makeup and impurities without irritating the skin. The rich and elastic foam maintains moisture and its coconut-derived ingredient reduces skin irritation and prevents excess oil from being stripped away. 


2. Toner/Mist 

Once the plane takes off, it's time to complete the rest of your skincare routine which you can do right at your seat. Start with a mist type toner which is easier to use during a flight. 

Dermarssance O to Rocket Collagen Serum Mist combines 99.9% of pure oxygen and collagen to increases skin absorption and elasticity. It also contains Blue Tansy Oil, a rare raw material that provides skin soothing and skin regeneration from Chamazulene, a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient.


3. Sheet Mask

Remember, your in-flight skincare routine should be focused on combating dehydration and stress. The best way to give skin necessary hydration and nourishments? Sheet masks! The best type of sheet mask to use during flight is biocellulose mask, which never dries out and cools down skin temperature instantly upon application. Biocellulose masks also deliver higher moisture content than other types of masks by creating a barrier blocks evaporation. In terms of ingredients, look for soothing and hydrating ingredients including glycerin, panthenol, hyaluronic acid and beta-glutan.

Ilomys Renew Derm Nature Mask is a biocellulose (derived from fermented coconut) mask that contains "30ml Essence" to produce hydrated, glowing skin when used on dry, stressed, and sensitive skin that requires intensive nutrition. It also boasts EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), hydrolyzed collagen, peony extract, allantoin, and panthenol to keep the skin smooth and plump. The patented coconut gel-type cellulose mask pack provides comfort to the skin by supplying nutrients.

4. Moisturizer  

After sheet masking for 15-30 minutes, layer with a moisturizing cream. Applying the "finishing" layer using the cream will help seal the results from the sheet mask. You can try using (and layering if needed) Pure Energy CICA+ Cream with skin soothing and healing properties with hyaluronic acid or a cream with moisturizing ingredients including shea butter and mango seed butter. 



5. SPF 

Did you know that power of UV rays in high altitude like in airplane are nearly twice as high? Airplane window-shields do not completely block UVA and UVB. If you're flying during the day, wearing a sunblock is a must. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher preferably with soothing and hydrating ingredients so that it does give extra glow and moisture to your skin during a flight. 

Ceramine UV Protector Sunscreen SPF50PA+++ is a 100% mineral, hypoallergenic sunscreen formulated with ceramide, eucalyptus leaf and camelia which are rich source of antioxidants and vitamins.  

Rovectin Anti-irritant UV Defense SPF50+ PA++++ is also a 100% mineral, hypoallergenic sunblock that contains panthenol, Centella Asiatica, Aloe Vera and glycerin, which are effective moisturizing and soothing agents for skin. 


Post-Flight Skincare Routine

After your flight your skincare regimen should be all about preventing inflammation and gaining back moisture your skin likely lost during the flight.

1. Double Cleanse

First thing first, make sure you deep cleanse your skin as soon as you reach hotel or home after a flight to remove dirt and impurities. 

OxygenCeuticals Double Makeup Remover removes all traces of makeup, including waterproof, revealing incredibly clean, hydrated, and clear skin. The Soybean and Meadowfoam Seed Oils instantly dissolve makeup, while infusing vitamins and nourishment into the skin. 

2. Exfoliation

Exfoliating your face using a mild chemical peeling gel will help unclog your pores and remove dead skin cells. Ceramine Botanical Peeling Gel is a mild, PHA exfoliator made for sensitive skin. This step will also help to get your skin ready to effectively absorb hydrating and soothing ingredients from the next steps of your skincare routine. 

3. Collagen Booster 

After cleansing and exfoliation, you can use HighPrime 99.86% Collagen Films and Ampoule Mist to replenish pure collagen into your skin which will help re-vitalize dull and tired skin after a long flight and trip. 

4. Hydrating Sheet Mask or Wash-off Mask   

The best home care we can do for skin hydration is masking. Sheet masks help to push the ingredients into the skin. Use sheet masks formulated with hydrating ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid especially after a flight to rescue our skin from dryness and dehydration.   

Ceramine Chaorum Red Mask contains anti-bacterial, skin tone brightening and hydrating ingredients which makes it perfect to complete your post-flight skincare regimen. 

Alternatively, you can also use a nourishing wash-off mask for deep hydration. BEIGIC Softening Infused Mask offers acacia peptides that keep moisture into skin, cacao seeds and shea butter which are effective skin moisturising ingredients that also improve skin elasticity and texture.    

5. Moisturizer 

Final step of your post-flight skincare routine is a moisturizer, which will seal moisture into your skin as a final layer. Ilomys Renew-Derm AT Cream contains glycerin, shea butter, mango seed butter, and camelia which offer excellent moisturizing effects.  

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