How to survive a long-haul flight and still look flawless

Although you’re definitely ready to get your holiday started (you’ve been fantasising about that first cocktail on the beach for months), you’re not so keen on the long-haul flight.

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You’ve got entertainment sorted for the kids, a good book ready on your Kindle and your airline-approved cabin bag waiting, but it’s making a good impression after landing that’s really got you worried.

Because whilst A list celebs and supermodels somehow strut around arrival lounges looking utterly flawless, you’re not exactly renowned for your airport style.

So what can you do to keep static hair, dry skin and tired eyes at bay during your upcoming flight?

Here are some winning beauty tips that’ll have you looking relaxed, beautiful and picture-perfect for hitting the beach, no matter how stressful your journey. Check them out.

#1: minimal makeup

Heavy makeup is only going to clog your skin and dry it out, so streamline your morning grooming routine on the flight day and don’t bother wearing any at all.

If you can’t stand the thought of leaving the house totally barefaced, then pop some makeup remover wipes into your bag (this travel-sized pack from Simple is ideal) and take it all off whilst you’re in the air. It’ll give your skin some much-needed breathing time.

#2: no-fuss hair

Don’t bother trying to tame your unruly hair into a smooth, glossy bun – there’s no way it’ll survive several hours on a cramped, clammy airplane.

Instead, style your locks into boho waves the night before heading to the airport (we like Mark Hill’s Pick-and-Mix large curling wand for this) and in the morning, pull it away from your face in a loose half-up bun. It’s a fuss-free look that’ll last the entire flight without getting in your way.

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#3: skin-saving moisturiser

There’s no such thing as too much moisturiser when you’re flying. Hand cream, lip balm, under-eye serum – you’ll want them all. Just make sure you bring travel-sized bottles so that they’ll actually be allowed in your cabin bag.

A cult beauty product veteran travellers swear by is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. It’s a little pricey (although totally worth it, in our opinion), but you could always treat yourself and get a bargain by buying it from the Duty-Free shop before boarding.

#4: beautifying water

Last but not least, drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight. Dehydration is one of the biggest causes of the dry skin, frizzy hair and dark circles that result from flying.

Downing as much water as you can (and holding back when it comes to celebratory glasses of champagne) whilst you’re in the air will make a world of difference to how you look and feel when you land.

Have you got any other secret beauty hacks for long-haul flights? Leave a comment and let us know.



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