Every traveller knows long haul flights leave you feeling dehydrated, tired and honestly, pretty awful. Here are a few go-to products to help you survive long those journeys.
Makeup wipes are essential. Yes, I know they’re not great for your skin but they’re compact and easy to carry in your luggage for a quick clean up.
My favourite wipes are Simple Cleansing Wipes (£2.15 from Superdrug). They’re extremely refreshing and soft on dehydrated skin which you’ll be suffering from after hours in a confined cabin.
My lips are always the first thing to dry out when I’m dehydrated and tired. I always apply layer upon layer of lip balm when I’m on flights to help me feel a little bit more revitalised.
I especially love Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm (£4). It smells amazing, which will make a nice change compared to stale aeroplane food.
Moisturiser is a necessity to prevent puffy eyes and dark circles which are bound to appear on long haul flights.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (£26) is a miracle worker. It’s an intensive moisturiser which leaves your skin with a healthy glow and a firmer appearance.
I always take a primer on a flight to prevent me looking like a member of The Walking Dead cast when I eventually get off the plane.
I love Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating primer (£28) to replenish my dry skin. It also works as a great base for makeup if you want a smooth finish.
Face mist isn’t something I use in my daily skincare routine but I couldn’t live without it on a long journey.
Bodyshop Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist is the best £10 that I’ve ever spent. It refreshes and hydrates skin for an instant ‘pick me up’. It is made with rosewater and can also be used to set makeup.
Let us know some of your must-have beauty products for long haul flights and journeys.
Written by Gemma Thompson
Edited by Jasmin Woodward