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 that some of the air inside the cabin is pumped in from the outside. It’s so cold out there that the air holds almost no moisture, and since air needs its natural balance of moisture, it opts to take what it needs from your skin instead. 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 full of scent particles stuck in the seats and carpets, food and perfumes, and that baby a few rows back...
Remember. There's hope.
There 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 Skin Butter; both can be found in travel friendly sizes. These products will protect your skin from losing moisture into the air.
- While you're in flight, from time to time, give your face a few spritzes of Rosewater Facial Toner to keep your skin hydrated and refreshed. Your row mates will thank you for the refreshing scent too ;)
Your skin will thank you and the scent of fresh Rosewater will certainly help your nose survive the wafting cabin aromas. You'll walk off that plane with happy, comfortable, glowing skin.