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Have you started planning for the summer holidays? I know it’s still three months away but summer happens to be my favorite season, and I’m already dreaming of beach holiday destinations! Excitement aside, traveling can take a toll on your skin, especially if you’ll be going on long-haul flights. Cabin air is the skin’s worst enemy! To tackle that, here’s a guide on how to take care of your skin while you’re thousands of feet up in the air:

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PRE-FLIGHT PREPPING

Curating your travel skin care routine is simple, but before you start packing your products, it’s vital to prep your skin for the flight. Cabin air leaves skin feeling extremely parched, so unless your flight is shorter than two hours, I would avoid wearing makeup. For those who are going to get on a 12+ hour flight, save the makeup and instead focus on prepping your skin. Moisturizing is key here – you want to make sure your skin is super hydrated before boarding the plane.

CHOOSING WHAT TO BRING

Although tempting, it’s not necessary to bring your entire skin care collection while traveling; just bring the essentials. Choosing what products to pack in your carry-on luggage can be tricky as most airports restrict the amount of liquids you can bring, so make sure to check the rules.

You wouldn’t want any of your items to get confiscated at security! Opt for travel-sized skin care products if they’re available. Otherwise, you can always get little containers to store your favorite products.

IN-FLIGHT ROUTINE

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Step 1: Cleansing wipes

I wear foundation daily but never when flying, because wearing a full face of makeup in the air dries my skin out. I always stick to just eyebrow and lip makeup, and I bring a pack of makeup wipes on board to cleanse my face.

Always start with clean skin before applying products on the plane. If you can’t bring your cleanser or micellar water, substitute it with cleansing wipes. They help remove all traces of makeup and dirt, plus they’re light enough to pack in your carry-on bag.

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