Ever felt gross after a long flight? Does your skin look really dull and dry after travelling halfway around the globe in a plane? The conditions on an airplane can be harsh on the skin – the air is extremely dry, full of germs and the sun is also stronger at a higher altitude.
The last thing you need is to discover new pimple breakouts upon reaching your holiday destination. It is important to learn how you can take better care of the skin and prep well before flying to mitigate the effects – we’ll take a closer look below.
How is your skin impacted during flights?
The air on airplanes is dry and recirculated throughout the flight. The humidity level is also significantly lower which increases the likeliness of your skin feeling dry or even more oily than usual, due to the skin producing more oil to compensate for dryness. When the skin’s moisture barrier is unbalanced, it can cause skin inflammation and promote acne breakouts.
While flying at high elevation above 10,000 feet, your skin may also have increased risk of exposure to UV radiation through the windows which can be harmful. Planes are extreme environments – the lower air pressure and higher altitude reduce the amount of oxygen in your blood system, causing your skin to appear dull and lackluster. As the same air is being recirculated, there are lots of germs than can worsen what your skin usually deals with.
How should you prep for your skin before flying?
Hydration is key so drink plenty of water prior to the flight – it will help your skin and body overall. It is not enough to only use your moisturizing and hydrating skin products when you’re up in the air as prepping your skin pre-flight will help keep your skin in good condition.
Focus your efforts on composing a strong skin barrier with products containing essential ingredients, like ceramides and Hyaluronic acids, up to a week before. Use an overnight hydrating mask to deeply nourish the skin while you sleep. Before boarding a plane, apply a moisturizer and sunscreen. Don’t forget to pack your serums, creams and a mineral-rich mist or spray for a boost of hydration in-flight.
Get your skin in optimal shape with aesthetic treatments
Using a skin peel before flight might be too stripping for your skin, but our 3D Deep Pore Cleansing Facial will clear blockages in your pores that might eventually lead to acne while ensuring hydrated and supple skin. Tiny high-pressure micro-jets using patented 50 Micron Jet Technology will cleanse the pores thoroughly to remove dead skin and dirt. Nutrients will be delivered into the skin’s dermis layer at the same time to help regenerate skin collagen, stimulate blood circulation and improve skin elasticity. By removing dead surface cells and deep-cleansing the pores, the skill will have better adsorption rate and let your hydrators function better.
Maximize deep-skin hydration with our Skin Boosters, which are filler Hyaluronic Acid-based treatments that help in improving the skin’s hydration levels, firmness and luminosity. A series of micro-injections are carried out to retain moisture for long-term hydration. Unlike typical face fillers, skin conditioning Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel is delivered to see improvements in hydration, elasticity and skin smoothness. One such brand we use is the Juvederm Volite which uses cross-linked hyaluronic acid to give results that last for up to 6 months with just 1 session!
These treatments are available in Aesthetic Central Clinic. We also provide other treatments to address various skin concerns such as acne scar treatments. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.