It’s time for your holiday and you’re all packed. But you’re worried about all the hard work you’ve put into your skincare being ruined whilst you’re away. Your skin is affected by many variants on holiday including a change in diet, climate as well as being in a different time zone; especially plane rides, they will bring out every pimple that's brewing simply down to the dry air and pressurised cabin.
You may be lucky and have luggage in the hold, in this case, it isn’t too important to worry about the size of your products. However, if you only have hand luggage then the 100ml maximum might catch you out. In this case, mini products are your best friend. Good news is that the Vitamasques masks are all under 100ml and compact, which means they can be taken in hand luggage and used in-flight. It is a well-known fact that planes dehydrate the body, we lose water due to being in a reduced oxygen environment. Here are some of my tips on how to tackle skincare whilst in flight…
The most important thing to do is stay hydrated by drinking lots of water which may seem obvious but it makes a huge difference. Moisturiser in its many forms helps the skin stay supple. As the skin becomes dry on the plane keeping moisture level up is important. Using a mask on the plane is a great way to do this but make sure your hands are clean before applying. My favourite is the Multivitamin mask or the Citrine calming mask (if you're feeling a little anxious too, this one is a winner).
The 100ml limit might seem annoying but it can be worked around. Using travel sizes of your fave products as well as packing masks which don’t take up much room is very useful. A lack of sleep on the plane can cause your eyes to become dry and create under-eye bags. In this case, under-eye masks like the diamond or gold eye pads work brilliantly. Sleep in masks are handy on the plane because you don't have to do anything once you’ve applied it as it sinks into the skin. The mango sleep in is great as it smells like summer, but don’t forget to have tissues on hand.
Also, you may want to consider not wearing makeup on the plane, especially on long-haul flights. This can be because you’re wearing makeup for a far longer period than you normally would. Skincare whilst you get to your holiday is also very important. Hopefully with the tips above your skin won’t be too dehydrated after the flight but being in a different climate will still affect the condition of your skin. Here are some of my tips on how to tackle skincare whilst you’re on your holiday and after you’ve had sun exposure...
Suncream is the most important thing to remember on holiday. Even if you want a tan it’s important to apply a high SPF because it helps protect from harmful UV rays. Remember to wash it off before you go to bed and reapply in the morning.
In the case that you do get a sunburn, keep the skin moisturised. Both the aloe vera and Jeju green tea masks will help calm and soothe the skin. Once again consider not wearing makeup. Makeup can clog your pores and may cause breakouts.
Again, drink lots of water. This will make sure the skin is hydrated as well as the body. Finally, kick back and RELAX as you’re on holiday! Your skin will thank you for it.