You may have your vacation or work trip meticulously planned, but have you prepared just as much for your health and hygiene when you’re up 40,000 ft. in an aircraft? Simply put, air travel comes with its set cons. Long-haul flights can have plenty of irritable consequences on your skin. Which is why prepping your grooming essentials before a flight is as important as a grooming routine before a Monday morning business meet.
While keeping yourself continuously hydrated is a given, other easy-to-use and efficacious skincare products might come in handy too. From a moisturising cream to an anti-eye puff serum, these skincare essentials will make you look snazzy even after a 14-hour flight.
Before you make it to the airport, prep and thoroughly clean your face. Always remember that in order to maintain a healthy looking, hydrated skin, you ought to cleanse it of all impurities. With a myriad invigorating face cleansing options available, it becomes quite a task to find the needle in the haystack. Which is why, the Tom Ford purifying face cleanser works. Formulated using a water-activated effervesce gel, it is specially designed to unclog pores without drying out your skin. It will leave your skin looking revitalised and smooth.
Your skin has to put up with dry cabin air and low humidity, let alone the unsanitary re-circulated cabin air. The path to a flawless skin therefore includes a moisturiser. The rejuvenating La Mer is one of our favourites because of how quickly the product dissolves into the skin without leaving sheen. Packed with natural antimicrobial properties, keep this in your travel pouch and apply as and when you feel your skin drying up.
Unlike your skin, your lips are more receptive to the changing atmospheric pressures. Licking your lips will make things worse, and it’s best to keep a lip balm ready. Our pick? The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm. The lip balm doesn’t just instantly smoothen dry lips, it also wards off any environmental damage and protects from harmful UVA/B rays by intensifying the natural moisture barrier. Infused with green tea extracts, vitamin E, avocado oil, and shea butter, this lip balm is a must-have.
You know that a person has travelled long hours just by looking at his eyes. Since the skin layer under your eye is soft, it is more prone to reveal stress. To avoid wrinkles after a journey, we recommend the Cream Eye Treatment by Kiehl’s. To look more refreshed (or, at least less enervated), slather it on before the flight and apply a layer of the eye serum after you land to steer clear of puffiness. The avocado oil and its noteworthy water-in-oil molecule will send your eye bags packing.
The ultimate travel essential for the urban man should be an eau de cologne. And there’s no shortage of exceptional scents. Embodying a robust, masculine attribute, the Terre D’Hermes Pure Parfum Spray is our favourite, given its woody, chypre fragrance. With ever-popular strong notes of orange and grapefruit, and the subtle infusion of benzoin and oak moss, the cologne makes for the perfect travel companion.
Whilst you enjoy the view of your destination as you land, you need to prep your skin to suit the weather. Carry a packet of Cetaphil Men Daily Face Cloths for a quick face cleanup. It’s perfect to clean your face off the excess sebum oil and dirt. If you’re not in a hurry, pop into the nearest bathroom stall and wash your face with a cleanser – the Tom Ford purifying face cleanser. Nothing refreshes skin better than a face cleanser that’ll revive it back to its former glory. While you’re at it, don’t you forget to re-moisturise.
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