Skin Solutions

How to Get Glowing Skin on a Long Flight

From wheels-up to touchdown, flights can wreak havoc on your skin. Plane air is just plain gross—and drying. Whether traveling for fun or business, with all the time wasted in flight, you want to land with your best foot – and face – forward. Check out these radiant skin tips to help you improve your next long-haul flight and arrive looking like you’ve been relaxing in first class for hours (even if you were stuck in coach).

Start the night before.

The key is to start early. On the night before a big trip, it’s important to exfoliate your face to remove any dead skin cells that may have been building up. This will also help your skin better absorb all the products you use later, so you can stay more hydrated for longer.


Refresh your face with a few spritzes of an essence spray for a mid-flight boost of hydration. Small enough to pack in your carry-on, the SK-II Mid-Day Essence Spray is specifically formulated for on-the-go travelers who need a little extra care. This essence layers on moisture, while combating environmental pollutants. And, added bonus, it’s safe to use on top of makeup, so you don’t need to worry about touching up afterward!


If your confidence allows, indulge with an in-flight face mask to help you unwind and refresh. The bestselling SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a favorite of jetsetters and A-listers alike. Its signature ingredient, Pitera™, helps repair skin and has a lot of anti-aging benefits. Pop it on, sit back, relax, and in 10 to 15 minutes, your skin will look more awake, rejuvenated and radiant. Be bold! Who cares what the man in 12B thinks? Also, when the beverage cart comes around, spring for water instead of wine to help keep your skin hydrated. There’s plenty of time for a cocktail after you land.


After you’ve landed at your destination, it’s time to restore the hydration that the plane ride may have stolen. Slather on a moisturizer or face cream. The SK-II R.N.A. POWER Cream, is a packed with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, locking in moisture and leaving you with an instant glow. Follow with your BB cream for added skin glam. Apply at baggage claim, and you’ll be ready to take on your next adventure.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to stock your bag with the (travel-size) essentials to get you there looking fresh-faced. For information on how your destination can affect your skin, read this post about the effects of the climate on your skin.

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