Since teleportation is still not a thing (Musk? Bezos? Rick Sanchez, where are you?), going on vacation means suffering the indignities of travel: endless lines, airport security pat downs, terrible plane food, and of course, jet lag.
If you’re going somewhere farther than a few hours by plane, lack of sleep due to turbulence, a teething baby in the bulkhead and the time change can all wreak havoc on your skin. So does the dry, recirculating cabin air.
Jet lag face is often dry and puffy— two things that shouldn’t coexist, but sadly do after a long flight. No one wants to arrive at their destination looking like they need a vacation. We want to look cute while sipping our poolside Aperol Spritzes!
Here are our best beauty tricks to beat jet lag face…
Stay Hydrated, Inside And Out
We know you’re sick of hearing the “stay hydrated” adage, but this is supremely important during a flight. Drink plenty of H2O, say no to caffeine and alcohol and yeah, drink even more water.
A super-nourishing and hydrating mask like cult favorite Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask will keep you glowing, even in flight. Paula’s Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask has shea butter and glycerin and will keep skin dewy.
TLC Your Lips
The skin on your lips is thin and easily chapped by the dry cabin air. Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask is an inflight must-have, with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid so lips stay plump and a glossy sheen that looks great once you land.
Sky-High Sheet Masking
If you’re the DGAF type like Chrissy Teigen, break out your sheet mask either before you sleep or before you land. Your skin will drink up the hydration while you close your eyes and pretend you’re in a spa, albeit 30,000 feet in the air. If you don’t have the stones for this, wait until you reach your hotel room before going all Silence of the Lambs.
The few hours of fitful sleep you’re lucky to get on a plane probably means puffy eyes and dark circles. Sky Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are an instant refresh with hydrolysed elastin to increase firmness. It’s a ten-minute treatment that makes you look wide awake.
The Bright Side
A brightening concealer like Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Concealer is lightweight and leaves you looking well-rested, glowy, and ready for vacay — no jet lag face in sight!
Now that you’re equipped with how to beat jet lag face, which product will you be using for your next trip?