All the flyer miles earned from your jetsetting lifestyle would mean nothing if your skin suffers for them. It’s no secret that air travel can take a huge toll on our skin. The dry cabin air — as well as the baggage restrictions — means that our regular skincare products won’t cut it. We can’t stress enough the importance of hydrating your skin. And for the purpose of packing, multi-tasking products are also what you should consider. Check out these five must-have travel companions:
Choose a non-foaming cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture (the cabin air has got that covered). The Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, one of the brand’s bestsellers, cleanses the skin while maintaining its moisture level. It also doubles up as a make-up remover — that means one less bottle in your bag!
A Moisturiser With SPF
Second only to your passport, a trusty moisturiser is probably the most important item to pack. Be sure to choose one with SPF, because exposure to UV rays is greater when you’re on a plane. The Origins Brighter By Nature Skin Correcting Moisturiser SPF35 would make a great travel buddy as it keeps your skin looking clear and bright through the journey.
A Treatment Product
Pick a serum that’s capable of correcting air-travel skin conditions such as clogged pores, dehydration and dullness. Lancome’s star product, Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector serum does that flawlessly. The revolutionary product is said to be so potent that users have postponed their aesthetics procedure after using it. And in case you haven’t heard, Kate Middleton is a fan. Hey, if it’s good enough for the Princess, it’s good enough for us.
Hand & Body Lotion
Don’t neglect your hands and body. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Pomegranate series is on our hit list because of its luxurious texture and wonderful scent. Choose from its range of body cream, body lotion, hand cream and hand recovery cream (for very dry hands). Mini versions are available for the hand treatment products — that means you don’t have to transfer them into 100ml containers yourself.
Hydrating Sheet Mask
If you suffer from severe skin dehydration, sheet masks are a must on your to-pack list. Moreover, it’s convenient and fuss-free compared to a leave-on mask. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Facial Sheet Mask comes in a pack of six, and is designed for thirsty skin. Put one on when the lights are out and everyone’s asleep — you’ll touch down looking all fresh and radiant, and no one needs to know you had a little help.