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Ever hopped off a long flight only to feel like your skin’s as dry as the Sahara desert? We’ve all been there. The altitude and cabin air can be real troublemakers, leaving your skin feeling parched — a less-than-ideal situation upon arrival at your destination.

But fret not! We recently came across a TikTok video from dermatologist @dermguru, who shared her top in-flight tips for maintaining refreshed skin during the journey.

So, if you’re gearing up for a trip, read on because these tips could potentially work wonders for your skin, ensuring it looks and feels its best.

Tip #1: Lower The Window Shade


Cruising at 30,000 feet exposes you to as much radiation in an hour as a 20-minute tanning bed session! It’s crucial to shield yourself from unnecessary sunlight.

Tip #2: Opt For Compression Stockings On Long Flights


If you’re aiming for quality sleep without the leg puffiness, consider compression socks your new travel best friend. They aid in preventing lower leg swelling and the development of varicose veins.

Tip #3: Hydrate Your Skin With Moisturising Products

Flying is exceptionally dehydrating due to low humidity. To combat this, she adopts a strategy that leaves her skin looking as radiant as a glazed doughnut!

Start with a thermal water spray base, then apply a sheet mask for extra hydration and nourishment.



Tip #4: Lock In The Hydration And Apply Sunscreen

Apply a layer of Vaseline to moisturise your skin and follow up with a sunscreen. Even at 30,000 feet, sunscreen is non-negotiable!

Apply a thick coat of Vaseline on your lips and face.


Now that you know these tips, pack your stuff and get ready for a great flight. No need to worry about dry skin — your skin is going to glow!

Featured image credit: @dermguru/TikTok.