Taking to the skies this summer? It’s time to think about your skin. The air circulated through the plane during your travels causes your complexion to feel dry, dehydrated and congested. We asked DEBORAH MITCHELL, Founder of Heaven Skincare, to share her tips to protecting your skin so you arrive at your destination looking holiday ready.
MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR FACE
This one seems like a no-brainer, but when you’re travelling you can easily forget–especially if you’re lost in the in-flight movie! Avoid washing in hot water as this can exacerbate the sensitive skin on our face. Instead, use warm or cool water to avoid harming your skin; it’ll close the pores too for added protection. My mini-size Cleanse & Foam Washis the perfect travel companion–it contains organic mandarin essential oil to give you that fresh glowing look, as well as your daily dose of Vitamin C.
For a quick pick-me-up, carry a pack of our Ella Jane Refresh Wipes in your hand luggage. Organic Peppermint immediately refreshes skin and puffiness around the eyes is reduced.
INVEST IN A GOOD MOISTURISER
Using a moisturiser with anti-aging and other target solutions will only keep your skin protected and nourished for the long haul. For me, my Overnight Success Cream is my in-flight staple. I always take my travel size with me onboard ready for when I need to apply and reapply throughout the flight because of the air pressure, air conditioning and jet lag can really impact on my skin.
LOOK AFTER YOUR EYES
If you struggle to sleep during a flight you’ll arrive with puffiness around your eye because the skin here is more delicate than on the rest of your face and more prone to dryness. My Nettle Venom Eyes contains my innovative NETTATOXIN to tackle those tell-tale dark circles. It’s light enough so that it doesn’t weigh down the area yet effective enough to really make the eyes glow.
AN INSTANT BEAUTY BOOST
If you’re feeling a bit run-down when you land, reach for my new Collagen Drops. Each mini dropper bottle contains potent anti-aging vitamins and minerals–including marine collagen, glucosamine,vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Biotin. Add a few drops to a glass of water or supercharge your everyday moisturiser into a high-strength collagen cream. Part of my Inner Beauty collection, they instantly improve the skin’s hydration and elasticity, and boost energy too.