Mile High Skin Care: In-Flight Protection

What happens to your skin when you’re cruising 36,000 feet above the ground? Flights can take a toll on the skin. The combination of dry cabins, low humidity, as well as the air getting recycled can trigger reactions whether you’re lounging in first class or cooped up in economy. 

  • The dry cabin air
  • The humidity levels that your skin is used to range between 40 – 70%. An airplane cabin’s humidity can be as low as 20%. The result? Dry skin. Your skin will be thirsting for hydration, and it ends up being even more flaky.

  • Acne and breakouts
  • As the skin continues to become more dry, it attempts to counteract this by producing sebum. This translates into more oiliness, which can end up causing acne. You need a travel-size moisturiser with you that you can reapply when your skin feels dry and tight. 

    Increased acne can also be caused by higher levels of stress hormones that are commonly seen during air travel. It’s not exactly a walk in the park. The hustle of packing, rushing to the airport to get there in time, lines and luggage handling – it all puts a strain on the body, which causes a spike in cortisol production – this is the stress hormone. Taking a moment once you’re in the place to just relax and breathe can go a long way – or even bringing some aromatherapy oil with you. 

  • Eyebags
  • Puffy eyes are almost a given with jet lag. The combination of long sitting hours and dry cabin air can wreak havoc on your eyes as well - from getting red and itchy, to the more common "under-eye bags" that make you look all tired by the time you’re landing. Having to keep placing ice over your eyes can be inconveniencing. Getting up and walking around frequently can help in keeping those dark bags away as well. 

    Bring The Glam 4-Step Facial Kit On Your Flight 

    Bulky skincare packaging has one main problem: getting it onboard. For instance, the 3-1-1 Rule of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) puts strict limits on liquids you can bring in your carry-on bags. So how do you give your skin all the care it needs without violating TSA regulations and or lugging around cumbersome packaging?

    With Glam 4-Step, you get a simple, travel-friendly pouch with premium products that will enable you to tackle skin care problems on your flight. The TSA-approved tear-off pouch comes with an exfoliating scrub, a sheet mask, hydrating cream and an eye cream for you to have a spa-like experience in the plane, and land with your skin all fresh and vibrant.