How To Protect Your Skin While Flying

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.K. / Jul 22 2019 / 18:16 PM

A skincare specialist shares her six-step plan to save face

How To Protect Your Skin While Flying
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We all know that travelling can wreak havoc with the skin, but help is at hand: the facialist Sarah Chapman, whose clientele includes the Duchess of Sussex, offers her ultimate in-flight tips to save face this summer.


1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
"Before I board the plane, I always give my face a thorough cleanse and apply a generous layer of moisturiser to act as a barrier against the drying effect of the air-conditioning."

2. Avoid plane food
"If you can, try to eat before you travel – plane food tends to be incredibly salty, which ends up causing puffiness in the face."

3. Apply a face mask
"Face masks are absolutely essential before, during and after a flight, especially for long-haul. My 3D Moisture Infusion Mask is a travel favourite of VIPs who will be met by the paparazzi on landing. The bio-cellulose therapeutic-strength mask envelops the face like a second skin to instantly hydrate, soothe and plump."

4. Keep hydrated
"Our skin is most comfortable with air humidity of around 40 to 70 per cent, but humidity falls to about 20 per cent in-flight, so your skin can become extremely dehydrated. Liquid Facial D-stress is the perfect solution for refreshing tired or sensitive skin, while also providing an invisible shield with anti-pollution and antioxidant protectors. Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist is another great face mist."


5. Give your eyes extra attention
"My Eye Recovery is a fantastic post-flight remedy. Clever make-up technology instantly reduces dark circles, with skincare actives to visibly lift and tighten the skin. You can also use the Eye Concentrate from La Mer."

6. Avoid heavy make-up
"Wearing heavy make-up will clog the pores; I recommend choosing a lighter alternative to your usual foundation. A tinted moisturiser, such as my Skin Insurance SPF30, gives a little fresh-faced coverage while allowing the skin to breathe."

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