Having already been away this spring, I thought it was about time I shared how my skin survived that dreaded flight to Cuba (normally 8-10 hours but our way there was almost 13 hours due to delays, storms, you name it. Ouch)
I don't know about you but on a flight I don't want to do a 10 step skincare routine when I've got no mirror or even arm room. I do a few basic things and these have always served me well, from short to long haul. Now I don't wear make up on flights at all but if you do then wipes or some form of make up remover has to be your starting point. I love the Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes (25 Pack) as a quick and easy way to remove make up in a rush or a pinch. These are also great to have just for a freshen up so will always be in my hand luggage!
Face Mist, Eye Cream & Face Oil are my ultimate products for on the plane. I can mix them up and make sure I pay attention to the area which needs the biggest boost. For all over dryness or just a quick pick me up then a few sprays of The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist is just the ticket and even my boyfriend likes it. Its really light and great on flights where the plane has started to feel warm and sticky too.
For an intense boost the NSpa Deep Hydrating Facial Oil is an absolute bargain at just £7 (normally on 2 for £8 too, insane) from Asda. I first picked this up when I was pretty skin before christmas and couldn't afford to replace my normal skincare. I've just bought a second one because the idea of living without this product isn't worth thinking about. On a plane this really goes deeply hydrate the skin and the perfect one step does it all type of product rather than taking multiple hydrating products.
Finally I love the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for a targeted pick me up. If you're like me and think your eyes need some special attention on occasion than not only does this come in a super cute 14ml size but its super hydrating and thick and exactly what you need before some much needed shut eye long haul.
My final tips would be the obvious one. Drink water (lots and lots of water) and lastely samples. I horde samples and they're the perfect on flight item as they're small and handy and you can use them up and throw them away - so more space for duty free on the way home. Perfect!