Leaving on a Jet Plane? Never without your skincare!

Tips and tricks to solve in-flight skincare woes.

We’re certain that none of us will ever take travel for granted again. Some of us may have been accustomed to traveling twice a month, whereas for others it was normal to holiday every couple of months and for some, it was to travel at a stretch once a year; no matter how we travel, it is now something we will truly cherish. We don’t know about you, but this Pandemic has surely taught us to truly be grateful, count our blessings, and truly enjoy our travels. On the bright side, this pandemic has also allowed us to form some type of a routine, now that we have this, let us hold on to this when we travel as well, as we may have before. Remember, travel greatly impacts the skin.

In our recent interview with Dr. Mara, a dermatologist we seek advice from, stressed the importance of in-flight skincare when we last spoke with her, “because the way in which air circulates within the plane your skin becomes dry and tends to look dull” she said to us in our last interview with her. How? Well, your skin tends to lose moisture much faster than it would otherwise. More so, your skin is exposed to UV rays on the plane which could lead to skin allergies, rashes, redness, and the like. To prevent the above, we at Founders Beauty would like to share with you your travel essentials for skincare!

Hydrate, Hydrate oh and Hydrate

Because dehydration is one key concern, we recommend applying moisturizer - thicker than your current one, or two layers of your current would be ideal, following this, with UV ray exposure being inevitable on a flight, don’t forget to apply sunscreen. Remember, reapplication even while on a plane is key.

Tip: You may not want to carry your sunscreen on a plane, well, you must. First and foremost, you will be able to reapply on the plane, second, if your luggage is misplaced, it's a lot easier to find good moisturizers, cleansers, and toners that fit your needs, finding right sunscreen is always a tricky one.

As stated in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, “Moisturizers function as vehicles to deliver ingredients to the skin.” Increasing skin hydration via moisturizers, hydrating serums, plenty of water to flush out toxins is essential for your skin to benefit not only during travel but also in the long run. Ensure you support the moisturizer with sunscreen. Additionally, another step that you can take in your skincare routine is to apply a hydrating mask the night before your flight for utmost nourishment.

We’ve noticed and heard of a lot of people who prefer to hydrate their skin using a sheet mask on a plane. So prior to writing this we thought we’d consult a dermatologist and give you all the right information.


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