Taking to the skies for a sneaky getaway?

In-flight skin routines could seem challenging, particularly if you’re stuck in the middle seat with limited room to do your thing. But despite any challenges, it’s essential for those jumping on long-hauls, be it for business or pleasure.

Taking care of our skin whilst in the air could seem pointless, but when you think of the change in humidity and the drying, recirculating air, it makes sense. So how do you step off a 12-hour flight with a natural glow that looks as though you’ve been at the spa the whole time?

1. Prepare before the flight

To prevent loss of hydration and the potential break-outs that may come as a result of your protective barrier being threatened, make sure to cleanse your skin before the flight to gently remove dirt or debris. Balancing Cleanser is rich in Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to restore your skins pH levels and give it a boost of extra hydration. Applying a serum, like Vitamin C will help protect against any air nasties, whilst quickly penetrating into the skin and brightening before take-off.

2. Ensure you are covered

Many underestimate the power of UVA/UVB rays when sky high – but following suit of your normal daily routine, it makes sense to still protect from such urban aggressors. Daily Essential Vitamin Mist is the perfect weightless spritz to not only add an invisible, breathable shield to the skin, but to also aid in that dewy, refreshed feeling. If you are planning on wearing make-up in-flight, consider Daily Essential Moisturiser as the perfect primer.

3. Keep hydrated

Despite the likelihood of restless legs and noisy neighbours, feel confident that your skin is at peace with Instant Facial. This beauty is a unique resurfacing and hydrating solution which absorbs immediately to leave the skin feeling fresher, smoother and more radiant. It’s like a facial in a bottle. Follow with the Essential Hydration Concentrate if you find your skin is feeling parched mid-flight from the cool, dry cabin air. Massage a few drops in an upwards motion and follow with the Essential Hydration Cream – a perfect combo for overnight flights.

Note: Essential Hydration Concentrate is not recommended if you are pregnant as it contains Vitamin A.

4. Reach your destination

Incorporate the Absolute Eye Cream into your in-flight routine to relieve fatigued and dark eyes. Look to apply it before any in-flight slumber (oh, and don’t forget the lips with a swipe of Absolute Lip perfector) to ensure you wake wide-eyed, refreshed and ready to go.

Lastly, boost energy levels by spritzing your face with a few pumps of Moisture Boosting Facial Mist before landing. This treasure instantly refreshes thirsty skin by using hydrating botanicals such as Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Chamomile, Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Grape Fruit and the calming essential oil of Lavender. Be sure to cleanse your skin again on land as soon as you can, to restore hydration and your natural pH balance.