Air travel can be exhausting, especially when you’re on a longer flight. And do you know what else gets exhausted? Your skin. I’ll explain. On average, our skin is happy as a clam at anywhere between 40-70% humidity. Unfortunately, airplanes maintain and average of 20% humidity. As a result, your skin gets drier than a rain drop on a sunny day throughout your flight. But not to worry. I’ve gathered some great tips that will energize your body and skin throughout your travels and provide an overall luxurious experience.
First things first; set the scene. Bringing sanitizing wipes or moist towelettes to wipe your hands and nearby surfaces (trays, arm rests, head rest, etc.) is a great way to start out your relaxation process because it removes unwanted germs and dirt. Settling into an area is so much more relaxing when you know it’s clean.
Start with a Clean Face
To give your skin a chance while on the plane, remove any dirt build up and/or make up, either on the plane with a cleansing wipe, or before at home with your own products. Cleaning your skin gives it the chance to breathe and remain unclogged during air travel.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
If you want to feel relaxed while traveling, keeping your skin moisturized so that it doesn’t dry out on the plane is probably the best thing you can do for yourself. You can bring a travel-size moisturizer or even a moisturizing mask to use on the plane to keep your skin hydrated and happy. And don’t forget the chapstick, because your lips need just as much love.
Catch Some Zs
Once your skin is pampered and nourished, get some shut eye. Getting enough sleep is a guaranteed stress reducer. Bring an eye mask to block out the light, a neck pillow for comfort, and maybe even some ear plugs to tune out the noise.
Crank the Tunes
At any point during all this pampering process, plug in some relaxing music. Music is a great way to wind down and destress from a day of travel. Pro tip: I know for a fact that Spotify has some great pre-made meditation playlists.
And where, you may ask, should you store all these pamper items? Great question. Bric’s Milano has a great selection of travel bags perfect for your relaxing essentials. The Firenze collection has a tri-fold traveler that is handcrafted using durable, easy to clean, embossed leather-like PVC with vegetable tanned leather trimmings. It’s the ultimate cosmetic carrying case to store all your grooming needs neatly and together. If that’s not your speed, the X-Collection urban travel kit is also a great overnight amenity case. Made of nylon to resist water and stains, this case is here to stay and hold all your travel care items. Find what you need here at Bric’s Milano and remember to treat yourself while traveling.
Sarah Shields has a BA in English and a minor in editing. She is an avid knitter and amateur cheese connoisseur.