The Best Inflight Tips You Haven’t Tried Yet

We’ve all seen her; the woman who walks off the plane looking like a million dollars. Her skin glows, her hair flows in the breeze, and there is not an ounce of puffiness under her eyes. How exactly does she do it? It turns out, walking off a plane looking like a celebrity isn’t difficult, but there is an art to it. These tips and tricks will ensure all eyes are on you from boarding to baggage claim.

  1. Airplanes are notorious for carrying germs. Nobody wants to start their holiday with a cold or flu, so protect yourself by using a product with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Dr. Organic Tea Tree Pure Oil is a fabulous choice; tea tree oil will not only calm you and sooth your nerves, it will also ease breathing and reduce stuffiness while you’re on the flight. Plus, it can be used on pimples, bug bites, and more after the flight.
  2. Men aren’t immune to a little puffiness around the eyes after a long flight. A quick application of a soothing, de-puffing, and detoxifying eye gel like Shiseido Men Eye Soother will revive tired eyes and ensure you look wide-awake and ready to head straight to your meeting or party. This particular gel will instantly soothe the eye area and reduce puffiness and fine lines.
  3. While celebrities have been posting photos of themselves wearing sheet masks on flights, we haven’t been able to wrap ourselves around the idea just yet. However, masks are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and protected against dry cabin air. We prefer an intense, overnight mask like Miriam Quevedo A-Helix Advanced Renewal Overnight Mask that repairs damage, moisturizes, and plumps up wrinkles and fine lines. This mask can be worn for a few hours and has a cream-gel formula that melts into the skin, so you get the benefits without alarming the rest of the passengers.
  4. The lips are often the first place to show signs of dehydration on a flight, because the skin is thinner and they don’t have any of their own oil glands. Keep your delicate lips moisturized with a rich balm like SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair. This balm is packed with antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients plump the lip contour area and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Even oily, acne-prone skin can use a little help on a plane. You might find that the dry air dehydrates your skin, causing your pores to go into overdrive and produce even more oil. Avoid looking like a shiny mess when you land by balancing out your skin with a light, hydrating toner that will add just the right amount of moisture to prevent your skin from overcompensating. Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Toning Spritz will do just that, while also soothing, brightening and refining pores.
  6. Lifeless, stringy, static-y hair is a tell-tale sign of a long flight. We recommend twisting your hair into a loose ballerina bun on top of your head to keep frizz at bay. When the plane starts its descent, un-twist the bun and spray a little dry shampoo into the roots before gently brushing it out with your fingers. You’ll land with smooth, shiny waves. Try Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo; this dry shampoo will soak up any oil or residue while treating your scalp between washes.
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