Five Airplane Essentials for Hydrated and Happy Skin

Five Airplane Essentials for Hydrated and Happy Skin

The perfect in-air skin regiment.

The perfect in-air skin regiment.

Text: Megan Kasselberg

Between the chaos of the airport, sitting in close quarters with strangers, jet-lag, and dehydrated skin, flights can be stressful. The high altitude and air pressure, combined with the lack of sleep and stress, leaves our skin looking dry, dull, and breakout-prone for the first days of a trip. Below, we’ve rounded up our 5 must-haves for the plane, because why not make a vacation of the ride?

Mario Badescu’s Herbal Hydrating Serum (1oz) is oil free and hydrates while it cools and refreshes with a melting gel texture. It’s lightweight and contains ceramides and extracts of ginkgo and ginseng, to keep water locked in during your flight and the days following. The capped squeeze bottle will ensure there are no spills, and without needing to scoop any product out, you can be sure it’s hygienic and will last long past the flight. Pick up yours here. Follow it up with Mario Badescu Travel Size Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea (2oz). Perfect for calming skin and just $5, it gives a much-needed boost during weary travel hours with antioxidants and vitamins. 

Natural skincare brand MUN recently came out with a Travel Set, and we can’t get enough of it. One favorite in the set is the Hydrating Rose Toner (15mL), which you can use with the provided cotton pads when your neighbor is sleeping and the bathroom is not an option. It leaves skin feeling clean, hydrated, and ready to absorb serum and moisturizer. Another great option is the Pure Argan Oil (20mL), which comes in handy for dry skin, hair, nails, knee—or pretty much anywhere else you could need it. It moisturizes and softens, with a light, calming scent. This one is hand-processed, cold pressed, and rich in vitamin E.

For added moisture, try layering Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ( 1oz) over the above routine. Anti-aging and a great defense against free radicals, it'll leave you with a glow, even if you're feeling the opposite. The scent will relax anxious travelers and the dropper and anti-microbial formula will keep you feeling clean and ready for what lies ahead. Find it here.

Credits: Banner Image COURTESY OF @KENDALLJENNER

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