Is it just me or have airports become a rule-free zone? People are drinking beers at 6am, still in pajamas, masking mid-flight, and eating fast food at all hours of the day. If you catch me in an airport, I’m definitely one of those people. My hair is in a bun, there’s not a single ounce of makeup on my face, and I’m probably in sweatpants. Flight conditions are tough on the body, so I treat plane time as pamper time. With the holiday season upon us and vacations looming, here are some of my tips and tricks to looking better getting off the plane than getting on.
From Jen Atkin’s cult-favorite haircare line, this moisturizing mask leaves your hair feeling soft after just one treatment. The formula is packed with artichoke leaf extract, smart Keratin, and tamarind seed extract, aimed at replenishing moisture and repairing damaged hair. For optimal results, smooth evenly throughout wet hair and tie it up in a bun or braid. Leave in throughout your travel and arrive to perfectly moisturized locks.
Caudalíe’s hero product, this invigorating spray gives skin an instant refresh. The elixir is made with grape and rose extracts to tone and soften the skin, while essential mint oils work to energize the skin and leave behind a tingling sensation. Skin is left hydrated, poreless, and radiating. Spray after cleanser as a toner and throughout the flight to keep moisture in tact.
After you’ve toned, apply Sisley’s rose cream for the remainder of the flight. Made with glycerin and essential oils, the cream is light and won’t clog your pores. Black rose is known to instantly smooth the skin’s texture and ability to reflect light, giving your skin that extra bounce of hydration and plumpness. The mix of geranium, magnolia, and rose extracts doesn’t smell too bad either.
If you’re like me and mask in-flight, add KNC’s lip mask to the lineup. The all natural, collagen infused mask hydrates and plumps the lips with vitamin E, rose flower oil, and cherry extract. Think of it as a deep conditioner for your lips, or even the perfect primer for a post-flight lipstick. Apply for 15-20 minutes.
Once you’re off the flight and settled, this should be your first move. The euphoria face mask is formulated for skin that needs restoration. Filled with aloe vera, chamomile, and allantoin, the mask is an anti-redness and anti-inflammatory savior. Unlike most masks, this sheet mask is made of a thin, soft bamboo and molds onto the face easily, so you wont have to deal with it sliding off your face or leftover residue on the skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and you’ll see softer, fuller skin with no trace of a flight in sight.
*This story was originally published for Forbes.com.