How to Combat Dryness when Flying – Skincare Routine

How to Combat Dryness When Flying- Skincare Routine

We all know that flying can do really awful things to your skin, especially 14 hours flights from the US to Sydney, which it seems I’m that frequenting lately. I find that I either break out or my face is so dry that it feels like the Sahara desert. After flying a few times, especially over night flights, I found a skin care routine that works wonders for me when flying

The Necessities:

Rose Spray

Using a facial hydration spray really adds moisture back into your skin and quickly. I know the evian Facial Spray is extremely popular, but I already incorporate the Mario Badescu Facial Spray in my skin care routine so it’s something I already have and know I love. I’ll spray this on my face about 4-5 times during the flight. It’s super easy, quick and your skin will be bound to feel a lot better.

Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray - How to Combat Dryness When Flying- Skincare Routine

Under eye

If you’re still not on that stage where you’re 100% comfortable with putting on a sheet mask while flying, then under eye patches are the way to go since they can easily be covered with an eye mask or sunglasses. This way you’re still giving your skin some extra TLC, especially in the areas that really need it, but not looking crazy. Eye patches can be found almost anywhere these days, I’m personally loving these affordable ones from Target.

“Get Ready for Bed”

As we all know, airplane bathrooms are extremely tiny. What I like to do, even if it’s not ‘bed time’ is go to the bathroom before boarding my flight and do my nighttime routine. This includes my skin care routine with every products I use, brushing my teeth, putting my hair up, and all of that. This way, my skin is still getting it’s usual routine and hopefully the consistency of what my skin is normally used to at home, will reduce any breakouts that may be caused due to flying.


Your skin is bound to get dry when flying, it’s inevitable. Even with my oily skin, my skin gets extremely dry. Keeping a multi-use moisturizer in your carry-on is a perfect solution to combat the dryness. On an everyday basis I use the Simple Kind to Skin Facial Moisturizer, which I absolutely love. However, since I’m constricted with the amount of liquids I can bring in my carry on, opting for a moisturizer that I can use on my face and body is preferred. The Cetaphil Moisturizing Creamor First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizerwork really well for me.

Hydrate Some More

As mentioned above, sheet mask are a great solution to give your whole face a lot of extra hydration. I purchased this new sheet mask from Target for my trip this upcoming week. It’s the same brand from the under-eye pads that I’ve tried in the past and really enjoyed, so I’m hoping this is great as well. The awesome thing about sheet masks are that it’s easy to use and involves little or no clean up as compared to traditional mud masks. I plan to wear this mask when the lights are off and hopefully when my neighbors are sleeping.

How to Combat Dryness When Flying- Skincare Routine

How I Pack:

If I’m traveling with just a carry-on, I make sure to have all my liquids 3 oz or less and in one quart size bag. I know some people get away without doings this, but every time I’ve flown, I’m always asked to put my liquids out of my bag and into a bin at security. A lot of times, I prefer to bring already made travel size versions of the products I use. This way I don’t have to worry about labeling products and a lot of times the containers are nicer than the empty travel size containers you can buy. If a product that I know I need to use doesn’t have a travel size version, I get the empty travel size bottles and fill them up. Make sure to put Saran wrap over your travel container bottles to reduce spillage. 

Flying can do a lot of damage to your skin. It’s important to give your skin some extra loving, especially for long flights! I hope these tips on how to take care of your skin when flying help you for the next time you fly. What are you go-to skin care routine when flying? Let me know in the comments down below!

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