Traveling This Summer? Tips For Flight-Ready Skin
The dog days of summer are filled with sun at the beach, arid conditions and other elements that can wreak havoc on your skin.
However, one place that can be overlooked as a place to protect your skin is flying on a plane. Lack of humidity and recycled air can leave your skin looking dull, lifeless and dehydrated. Here are some tips to not only protect your skin, but keep it fresh, even after the flight.
1) Use a Hyaluronic serum under sunscreen.
Since the airplane cabins have low humidity, you must load your skin up with as much hydration and protection as possible. Apply a skin serum under sunscreen to deliver moisture deep within the layers of the skin. ~ PRODUCT: We recommend Revision Hydrating Serum on flight days and every day for additional moisture.
2) Be sure to wear sunscreen.
Did you know that when you are in an airplane, you’re closer to the sun so UV damage is at its greatest? The windows on an airplane don’t filter out damaging UV rays, so even though you are not in direct sunlight, you are still exposed to the harmful rays. And we all know, UV rays = skin aging and wrinkles. Wear a minimum of SPF 30 on the face, neck and sides of the neck. Also, makeup foundation containing SPF is not enough. The sunscreen must be built into your moisturizer so it can properly coat and protect the cells. ~ PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Revision’s Original Sunscreen
3) Choose window seats over aisle seats so you can control the shade.
UV light is an enemy in the quest for younger-looking skin. Research shows that 78% of premature skin aging is due to incidental exposure, which is when your skin is in daylight when you’re not intentionally trying to get sun exposure. Flying in an airplane is an example of incidental exposure. When you’re in an airplane, you’re 30,000 feet closer to the sun and its skin damaging rays that come through the windows. In fact, airline pilots appear to a high risk of developing skin cancer since windshields on airplanes only filter out about 50% of dangerous ultraviolet (UVA) rays. It is these UVA rays that are responsible for the damage to the DNA in cells and lead to premature wrinkles, brown spots and visible aging. Choose a window seat so you can close the shade and protect your skin.
4) Drink plenty of water.
It’s always beneficial to keep your body hydrated while flying, so drinking plenty of water is important. It’s still important for your body to keep internal cells hydrated.
5) Apply a skin oil every hour of flight to prevent moisture loss.
Hands down, applying a few drops of a well-formulated skin skin oil to the face every hour of flight will dramatically keep moisture in the skin where it belongs. Especially for long international flights, this is a serious skin savior. When you land, your skin will look radiant. PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Olie Skin Oil
- Use a mild scrub to exfoliate surface dryness.
- When arriving at your destination (hotel, home or other), cleanse your skin and use a facial scrub to remove surface dry skin cells caused from flying. Be sure to avoid facial scrubs containing natural grains such as apricot kernels, walnut husks and almonds as the sharp edges can scratch and irritate the skin. PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: ZO Healthcare Face Polish
- Treat your skin to a hydrating mask post-flight. After exfoliating with a facial scrub, it’s important to add back essential hydration and brighten the skin from post-flight dullness. I prefer gel masks because they have the highest water content. PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Ormedic Balancing Gel Mask
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