Frequent flyer? Want to ensure that you always look fabulous as you jet from one place to the other? Check out my best beauty travel tips and thank me later…

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Being on a plane can really dry your skin out, but it’s easy to mitigate against the beauty effects of cabin pressure and airplane air by simply making an effort to moisturize in the lead up to your flight, and especially the night before you hit the skies. It’ll ensure you look as fresh-faced when you step on the plane as you did before you climbed aboard.

Forget the foundation

It may be a makeup staple in normal circumstances, but when you’re flying, it’s probably best to leave your foundation alone and go for a tinted moisturizer instead. It’ll help to give you that healthy glow without further drying out your skin, which is exactly what you need from your makeup when you’re traveling.

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Mist your face with rosewater

Applying a thin mist of rosewater is a great way to refresh your face without needing to apply more makeup. It will give you that dewy glow without you having to worry about doing a whole glow up routine in your tiny plane seat. And, sorry to sound like a broken record, but again it will also help to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

Pack some blotting paper

Bring some blotting paper along with you in your carry-on if your skin is prone to oily breakouts or you tend to get sweaty when you’re flying. You can use it to dab away any moisture that threatens to ruin your look, without drying out your face.

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Opt for a messy bun

For women with long hair, the messy bun hides a multitude of sins. It’s an easy style to achieve, and it looks good no matter how much time you spend lying on it, so you don’t have to worry about plane-head when you step off that plane and head off on your next travel adventure.

Get some ice

If you notice your eyes are starting to get puffy during your flight, ask the attendant for some ice (preferably crushed) and wrap it in a cloth or tissue before applying it directly to the under-eye area. Hold it for as long as you can stand, and it should shrink those eye bags back and have you looking your best again in no time at all.

Pack eye drops

While we’re on the subject of eyes, be sure to pack some refreshing eye drops for your next flight. That way if you get the red-eye that comes with staying awake all night watching in-flight movies, you can remedy the situation and look and feel comfortable once more, in an instant.

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Get plenty of sleep

It can be difficult to get enough sleep when you’re traveling and having amazing times all over the world, but it’s important that you try to do so because beauty sleep is a real thing, and the more sleep you get, the better your skin and eyes will look. 

Clear mascara

If you can’t live without your mascara, clear is clearly the way to go when you’re flying. By using a clear product, you don’t have to worry about napping and subsequently waking up with embarrassing panda eyes.

Avoid touching your face

Changes in air pressure and climate can cause havoc with your skin, making your face more prone to breakouts. One thing you can do to mitigate against this is to avoid touching your face as much as possible. Doing so can spread bacteria and make the problem worse, If you must touch it, use antibacterial wash first. Oh, and make sure to cleanse your face morning and night without fail too.

Drink lots of water

Water hydrates the skin and helps to keep it clear, so be sure to drink as much water as you can possibly manage during each day of your trip.

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Wear sunscreen

I shouldn’t have to mention this, but it’s worth repeating that you need to wear sunscreen whenever you do out in daylight. Not only will it help to prevent cosmetic damage to your skin, but more importantly, it will also help to protect you against skin cancer. Be sure to pack plenty.

Looking good shouldn’t be the most important thing to think about when you’re traveling, but most of us do like to look our best, and the above travel beauty tips will certainly help with that.