Beauty Long Haul Flight Tips
It’s finally holiday season, and if you’re jetting off somewhere fabulous this summer, KOHA Beauty’s got your back. With the risks of dehumidified cabin hair drying out your skin, interrupted sleep giving you eye bags and the stress of travel breaking you out, maintaining a fresh and glowing complexion when flying long-haul can be tricky.
So, we’ve put together our top tips for you, to make your skin one less thing to worry about when you head off on holiday….
The Prep: Things to Tick Off Before You Fly
Get your beauty sleep
Long-haul flights can really mess with your system, so it’s important to try and notch up a good sleep pre-flight if you can. A sleepless body will have a diminished immune system and can leave you feeling frazzled before your holiday’s even begun, so try and get ahead of the game to ensure that you jet off feeling relaxed and energised.
Make a plan for snacks and beverages
That dry cabin air won’t just dry out your skin – it can actually dehydrate your whole body, so it’s essential to drink plenty of water. Take a water bottle with you and fill it up before the flight – much better for you than a coffee! If you can pack some snacks too, your skin will thank you. Salty or sugary treats will just dehydrate you further, so fill a lunchbox with nuts, seeds, dried fruit or maybe even some flapjacks, to keep you satisfied without spiking your blood sugar.
Prep your skin pre-flight
Keep your skin hydrated and exfoliated, with regular use of one of our konjac sponges, which makes cleansing easier than ever. Using a konjac sponge in the weeks leading up to your holiday will help you to achieve a fresh, radiant complexion that will help you feel more comfortable going makeup-free in the sunshine.
Pack the right kit
Of course, flying long-haul means that you’ll likely have a bigger suitcase to stuff, but you’ll still need to consider those pesky liquid restrictions when it comes to your in-flight beauty essentials. KOHA Beauty’s range of products is so travel-friendly, perfect for jet-setters everywhere!
We’d recommend packing a konjac sponge, for quick cleansing, and cutting one of our cold-processed soaps into blocks, for easy refreshment during the flight. And a bamboo toothbrush is a must, of course! Our shampoo and conditioner bars are ideal for travelling anyway, and taking the soap blocks limits your need to take separate cleansers, shower gels and shaving creams – leaving more space for your outfits…
As a general rule, you should only pack travel-size bottles, tubs and pots and hold up to 100ml each, and all of these should fit into an airport-regulation, transparent resealable bag – but you can double-check your airline’s guide to avoid any dramas.
During: What to Do While You Fly
Mask, mask, mask!
You might feel like a grade-A diva, but we recommend a sheet mask to rehydrate the skin during the flight. But skip the high-street options for something that’s eco-friendly and sustainable – Innisfree has a huge range of environmentally-friendly, biodegradable sheet masks that you can use once without the guilt. Slap it on and unwind, knowing you’ll soon be unveiling glowing, gorgeous skin.
Regular water intake during the flight will prevent that dehydrating air latching on to your skin, and ensure that you can maintain a healthy glow.
You can also make your own face mist for an instant hydration hit. Fill a glass atomiser bottle with a mix of rosewater and jojoba oil, and mist over your skin regularly. Rosewater is amazing for revitalising and softening the skin, plus the scent is super relaxing too.
Prepare for a good nap to ensure best results; that means, wear some comfy loose clothes and bring a supportive neck pillow with you to aid a restful sleep. Ask the airline for a blanket once you’re seated, and bring earplugs and a sleep mask to block out noise and light.
Post Flight: What to Do When You’ve Landed
Cleanse and Rejuvenate
After many hours sat in a dry airplane cabin, you’re likely to feel a little less than fresh. So, once you’ve touched down, head off to your hotel and prepare to refresh and rejuvenate, naturally. Cleanse your skin with a konjac sponge, to remove plane grime and help your skin feel extra-clean, and get those teeth feeling fresh with your bamboo toothbrush. A shower with our extra-refreshing Green Clay, Dead Sea Mud & Eucalyptus soap with reinvigorate you and wake you up, and using our solid shampoo and conditioner bars will revive and rehydrate dry, lank locks.
It’s your holiday – enjoy every second!