So you've survived the long haul of security checks, and are finally boarding. You secure your carry on, bring your seat to upright position and before you buckle your seat belt your skin already feels dry. And then you notice that airplane scent. A little bit stale and a little bit something else. My heart used to sink at the thought of air travel.
Both of these issues have related causes and share a common cure. The reason your skin so quickly dries out when you fly is some of the air in the cabin is pumped in from the outside. It’s so cold out there the air holds almost no moisture, but since air needs it’s natural balance of moisture, it takes what it needs from your skin. And then the dry air from outside is mixed and recirculated with the air that's already in the cabin. So there you have it, extremely dry air rich with scents from the seats and carpets and food and perfumes and anything else that carries scent.
Remember. There's hope.
So don’t worry here are a few things you can do before you board the plane and a thing you can do in flight before you land that will keep your skin glowing and your nose happy.
- Before you board the plane and while on board make sure your face is properly moisturized with a moderate to substantial facial moisturizer. Either my Deep Hydration Facial Moisturizer or Nite Time Facial Butter; both can be found in travel friendly sizes. These products will protect your skin from loosing moisture into the air.
- While you're in flight, from time to time, give your face quick spritzes of Rosewater Facial Toner to keep your skin hydrated, and refreshed.
Your skin will thank you and the scent of fresh Rosewater will help your nose with the cabin scent. You'll walk off that plane with happy, glowing skin.