How to revive a jet lagged skin?
This is the question that we need to ask when flying, especially if the long haul flights, is involved.
Six more days to Christmas! As the countdown begins and Christmas is approaching, many of us will travel around the world just to be with our loved ones and to celebrate this festive season. In this busy moments, our skin needs extra tender loving care to keep its natural radiance.
Before THE Flight
- Drink at least two litres of water for a few days before departure. Not coffee or juice, just plain water.
- Alcohol is absolutely forbidden for twenty-four hours before flight as the cabin air is very drying to the skin and adding alcohol, which dehydrate the skin, into the equation will just shrivel up the skin from within. This goes for caffeine as well as it is also dehydrate the skin.
- Add special care products into your daily skincare regime at least one week before departure such as Caudalie Premier Cru The Elixir and apply morning and evening to the face and neck, avoiding the eye contour area.
- Apply extra moisturising and nourishing cream such as the Innisfree Jeju lava seawater deep cream or the Innisfree orchid intense cream to fortify and boost the skin’s hydration, before and during the flight.
4. Wear minimal makeup if you must. No makeup will be ideal as makeup products tend to make skin feels tighter as it is harder to breathe (yes, our skin needs to breathe as well) than normal and it won’t last long in the dry cabin air environment.
5. Use lip sleeping mask and hydrating mask such as LANEIGE lip sleeping mask and LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask a night before the flight. These products will actively increase hydration during sleeping time and boost the moisture absorbed by the skin in the morning.
DURING THE FLIGHT
- Bring travel sized lip balm and rich moisturiser in your carry-bag such as Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour cream skin protectant and Crabtree Evelyn Lip Butter to help soothe, protect and moisturise dry areas of the skin if needed.
- Walk up and down the aisle when possible and leg exercises while you are seated to improve blood circulation hence providing extra oxygen to areas of the body, including the skin.
- Try to sleep if you can as the body renew and repairs itself when we sleep.
- Drink as much plain water as you can during the flight. This will improve hydration from within.
- Rest as much as you can once you have arrived at your destination and again, drink plenty of water in the following couple of days after the flight.
- Continue to add special care products into your daily skin care regime for a few extra days after the flight. Jet lagged skin will be no more and your skin will love you for it.
Hopefully this article helps you revive jet lagged skin and enjoy your journey!