10 in-flight skin care secrets

When you think of getaway, you immediately imagine endless afternoons lying on a beach in the Maldives. You dream of roaming the galleries and museums in Paris. You can feel the sunny days exploring the streets of Positano in sandal-clad feet. But before you get to that part, you’re sitting on your suitcase trying to zip it up and considering sacrificing your skincare beauty pouch for a perfectly planned outfit. Of course, there are a handful of items you’ll inevitably have to leave behind or forget, but don’t let your skincare be it!

Does flying affect your skin? Yes! Is there a way to combat it? Yes! Something they don’t tell you about airplanes is that the air in the cabins are practically moisture free. Recycled cabin air is around 55% drier than normal air. What this means for your skin is that all the goodness in your skin cells that keeps your skin plump and hydrated is being sucked dry into a prune state!


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The good news is whether you’re jetting off to Europe for a month-long vacation or down to Byron Bay for a quick weekend getaway with the girls, we’ve got the ultimate list of airplane skincare tips:

1. Remove your makeup

A dry cabin environment + makeup clogging your pores = skin irritation and breakouts. That’s an equation you definitely don’t want happening. Carry a hydrating face wash that won’t leave your skin feeling tight and overly stripped like our Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser. If you can’t leave your seat, pour a few drops of our Nourishing Cleansing Oil onto a cotton round and gently swipe across your face. Finish off with a makeup wipe until the wipes come out clean. Read more on cleansing oils here (no link yet).


2. Put on a sheet mask

Think of this skincare routine as a self-care ritual too. You have X hours of uninterrupted time so treat yourself. With clean hands, put on a hydrating sheet mask when the cabin lights have dimmed and enter into relaxation mode.


3. Pat in a serum to hydrate and protect the skin

The theme here is, skin hydration, and there’s no such thing as getting too much of it. One of the ways to hydrate your skin is to use a hydrating serum that’ll provide long-lasting hydration and protection from dehydration. To refresh and hydrate your skin use our Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum for a deliverance of hydration throughout your flight journey.


4. Apply a moisturiser

Lock in all that hydrating goodness with a moisturiser. Our Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream is perfect for the job! Packed with powerful botanicals, your skin will feel rejuvenated, nourished and deeply hydrated with its light, yet rich texture.


5. Dab on eye cream

Sometimes it’s hard to catch up on well-deserved beauty sleep when you’re on the plane. Our Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Gel visibly brightens your eye area and reduces the signs of puffiness and fatigue.


6. Mist throughout the flight

The best face mist for flying is a refreshing face mist that’ll refresh and balance your skin out. Your parched skin will drink up Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist. It’s not only going to pamper and deeply nourish your skin, but also improve your skin’s barrier function.


7. Swipe on lip balm regularly

Make sure your chapped lips are not the first impression you make on the new city you step into! The perfect lip balm should protect and hydrate. Lucky for you, we have the perfect one. Our Jurlique Rose Love Balm can also be used on your cuticles, elbows and other dry patches to protect against the notorious in-flight moisture loss.


8. Apply hand cream

Your hands aren’t immune from the effects of the superdy cabin. One of the most underrated yet best beauty products for air travel is hand cream. Thanks to the roses’ natural-based antioxidant properties, the best hand cream to hydrate your dry hands is Jurlique’s cult classic, Rose Hand Cream. A little goes a long way - the rich buttery texture absorbs in seconds so it won’t leave greasy fingerprints over your iPad. Bonus: at 40mL, it’s minuscule enough to perfectly chuck into your carry on.


9. Drink a ton of water

Keep your hydration levels up! When you’re hydrated inside, it’s easier for your skin to remain hydrated and supple as well. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine as they deplete your body of H20. Dehydration is one of the most common reasons your skin feels horrible after a flight.


10. Avoid salty and processed foods

Excess salt and processed foods can cause puffiness, especially puffy eyes. Pack some of your own snacks for the journey, or stick to lighter options on the menu.


Bonus tip!

A little de-germing routine should fit nicely into your skin care routine; after all, the start of having the best skincare for travel is having clean hands. Once your in-flight skin care routine is complete, don’t touch your face! Planes are full of germs, and this will reduce the chance of you transferring bacteria to your skin. Wash your hands and or/use hand sanitiser before eating and after touching anything – from your tray table to the overhead locker.