GIRLS… I never EVER get technical when it comes to makeup and skincare, because let’s face it, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I use lipstick on my waterline, concealer as foundation, and I hardly ever use face masks *slaps wrist* but y’all, I have to share this!
Basically back in December, I realised I’d be flying multiple times within the space of a few months, and I got excited (as you do) about not only 1. The attire I simply must buy especially for the journey and 2. Research as to what products I should bring to keep me feeling fairly fresh after flying.
So after a lot of research I am totally chuffed with all the interesting facts I’ve found out, and I really wanted to share them!
BANISHING THOSE MYTHS
I’ve always assumed wearing a full face of makeup on a flight was literally the biggest beauty sin of all. The clogged pores combined with that filtered air would probably lead to a disastrous blackhead breakout, I thought. *shiver*. Alas, how wrong I would be. But can we be blamed?
From skin experts, to celebrities, being fresh-faced pre-flight has always been a thing really? Extra baggage under the eyes has classically been a given, hidden behind oversized sunglasses, no? But is wearing makeup on the ground different to in the air? short answer, NO (lol).
In fact, I found out it’s MORE beneficial to wear makeup in the air, who knew!? It really all comes down to humidity (geddin’ techy widdit)
In a nutshell, the cabin hair humidity is at less than 20%, and air indoors is usually 30 or more. This means the skin will lack moisture, which is where your beauty products will come in handy. Tinted moisturisers and BB creams are the best products for the job, and keep the skin hydrated while adding that much-needed coverage, especially for an early-morning journey.
WHAT ABOUT BREAK-OUTS?
Apparently, break-outs are not caused by the makeup itself, but the improper removal of the products. It’s important to cleanse, and make sure you get rid of all the grease, dirt and dead skin cells that could potentially block your pores and cause spots and other little nasties you’ll have to let live on your face until they decide to leave (anyone else name their spots? no??)
Another factor of break-outs is actually stress, so the road to the airport, packing before the flight, and the process of the airport may actually be doing a whole lot more damage to your skin than a pore-blocking foundation.
So, you’ve got your makeup for the plane sorted, but what about your post-flight skin? I’ve been reading that after you land is the key time to start up a re-hydrating routine. I’m talking ditching the makeup, and moisturising STAT.
Hope you found this useful guys, I certainly did when it came to prepping my skin for a long haul flight! If you have any tips, sling them my way 🙂