Don’t let your hair dry out
One of the biggest challenges in looking good after a flight is maintaining styled hair. Leaning against an airplane seat for hours can leave hair flattened and tangled, combined with dry cabin air that leaves strands parched and flat. It’s a recipe for disaster. Jet-setting fashion blogger and Gisou founder Negin Mirsalehi (Instagram: @negin_mirsalehi) has sound advice for how to maintain your gorgeous locks while traveling. “Air travel dehydrates your skin and hair, so to make sure I maintain the moisture balance in my hair, I use my Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil, a multipurpose product that can be used for treatments, styling, and finishing,” Mirsalehi says. “In this case; I don’t use it as an overnight treatment but an over-flight treatment,” she says. Also try RenPure Coconut Oil Moisturizing Micro Mist for a hydrating spritz mid-flight and just before landing. You can spritz your face as well to refresh skin, with a product like Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist.
Prep skin days in advance
Looking great after a flight requires a little strategic planning. In the days leading up to your flight, kick your moisturizing regimen up a notch, so that your skin is better able to withstand the sudden exposure to drastically low humidity once you’re in the air. This means using a much heavier moisturizer than the one you’d normally use, and applying it more than once a day. (Here are dermatologists’ rules for using moisturizer.) Your skin will thank you when it hasn’t been completely shocked by your plane’s harsh environment. Mirsalehi also advises drinking tons of water and trying to get as much sleep as possible.