The days of dressing up for the airport has returned as many women are starting to rethink their fashion choices before flying to their chosen destination. With celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, and Karlie Kloss leading the pack when it comes to airport fashion, the everyday woman is now getting inspired to serve her own fashion-forward looks. But apart from their sartorial choices, another thing that sets these celebrities apart from everyone else is how well-rested they look upon landing.
While getting a seat in first class may help to get a refreshing nap while up in the air, there’s no need to get a celebrity budget to have fresh, glowing skin. All you have to do is to know some beauty hacks from the ones who spend most of their days inside a plane—the flight attendants. Here’s what you need to know to stay fresh and hydrated in flight.
Drink lots of water
If you’re traveling to a different country, you may have more than jet lag to deal with as flying does surprising things to the body. It can leave you dehydrated, and your skin loses moisture due to the dry cabin air. So skip the alcoholic beverages, no matter how tempting a glass of wine may seem to help you relax on a 24-hour flight. Drinking wine, beer, or anything that contains alcohol will dehydrate you even further, resulting in dull-looking skin. Instead, do as the flight attendants do and drink some plain water. One flight attendant who shared her beauty routine on Reddit reveals that she drinks a minimum of two 500ml bottles of water per flight, with the occasional cup of peppermint tea if she wants a flavored drink.
Place an empty refillable water bottle in your carry-on and fill it up before the plane takes off. This way, you get to sip water throughout the flight and keep your body hydrated without having to refill those tiny paper cups that you get on the plane. If you hate the taste of plain water, place a few slices of lemon inside the bottle before leaving your home. You’ll have a tart, refreshing drink to perk you up throughout your plane ride.
Stash a face mist and oil blotting papers in your bag
Celebrities and frequent flyers often take off their makeup and smooth on a rich moisturizing cream once they’re seated. But if going sans makeup is out of the question, take a leaf out of a flight attendant’s book and stash a face mist and oil blotting papers in your bag to refresh your makeup. Using a face mist, especially one that has a moisturizing formula, will not only feel soothing on parched skin, but it can help to set your makeup without clogging your pores. Meanwhile, blotting papers will keep oiliness at bay and keep you looking fresh.
Opt for simple makeup before landing
Instead of a glamorous, contoured look, opt for a natural yet still polished makeup before landing. Emirates flight attendants prefer a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, as the former hydrates skin while evening out one’s skin tone. A bit of cream blush on the cheeks, a brow pencil for defined arches, and a hydrating lip product, such as a tinted lip balm or gloss, are all that are needed to give your face some definition and a healthy, rosy glow.
Staying hydrated and using the right products are the keys to looking great during your flight. Try these simple, flight attendant-approved beauty hacks to give you a beautiful glow whether you’re up in the air or on land.
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