Our skin is typically comfortable when the humidity levels are between 40-70%. However, when we travel by plane, in most cases the humidity is around 20%. This is less than half of what our skin is used to! To put this into perspective, according to the statistics gathered by Desert Studies Center at California State University, most deserts have humidity levels between 10-30%.
As you can imagine, this takes a drastic toll on your skin. The dry air will cause water loss from the skin resulting in dehydrated, inflamed and even flaky skin post-flight. For those who are prone to oily skin, they may actually notice their skin becomes oilier! This is because their skin is trying to overcompensate for the sudden dehydration by producing more oils, which in most cases with the combination of sweat and bacteria leads to clogged pores or blemishes.
In order to keep your skin hydrated throughout your flight and avoid that post-flight dehydration or oiliness we recommend taking steps to ensure your skin’s water retention. LUIERE’s bio-cellulose sheets are extremely hydrating. The bio-cellulose sheet is made from natural fibres with over 100 times the absorption of any non-woven sheet mask, allowing for the mask to hold a significant amount of moisture and ingredients. LUIERE has a special Lipidure® ingredient which is the highest water-retaining skin care ingredient. The ingredient holds over 2,000 times its weight in water (that is over two times the water retention of Hyaluronic Acid)! This mask will bring back the balance in your skin and, if anything, it will likely make your skin look more hydrated than before your flight!
Before using the mask, we recommend sanitising your hands and bringing some cleansing wipes to thoroughly cleanse you skin. This is because aeroplanes can really harbor a significant number of germs. Given the fact that your skin is under more stress than usual, your skin is more prone to breakouts. Considering that the average person touches their face about 18 times an hour, the chances of spreading all this dirt and bacteria to your skin is very high.
After masking we recommend following up with your moisturiser to help seal in all the hydration and goodness!
We also recommend avoiding high in sodium snacks and alcohol during your flight as it can contribute to puffiness, bloating and dehydration. Instead, drink plenty of water and get your blood circulating by taking time to stand and walk the aisles when you get the chance, or to do some exercise post-flight!
These tips should help you keep your skin glowing and hydrated after your next flight!!
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