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We all live for vacations—It’s a time where we get to relax, unwind, and sip piña coladas by the pool. But if you’re traveling to your destination by plane, you know that sitting in a dry cabin for hours is not exactly a recipe for the freshest-looking skin once your flight has arrived. And chances are, you want to look your best in all the vacation selfies you’ll surely be snapping and sharing throughout your trip. Follow the below advice for caring for your skin before, during, and after a flight to keep your complexion happy while you’re traveling.
So, you made it through airport security and now have a couple of hours to kill before your plane boards? It’s time to prep your skin! First things first: Use a makeup removing towelette, like the L'Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Makeup Removing Towelettes, which gently cleanse and help to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. These alcohol-free wipes won’t dry out the skin—and since there’s no rinsing required, you don’t have to step foot in the crowded airport bathroom to use them. Then, spritz on a hydrating facial mist and follow up with a moisturizer formulated with SPF. (Think about it: You’re closer to the sun while flying!) The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends wearing a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher every day. Try the L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which is formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and Pro-Retinol. This moisturizer with SPF can help immediately make your skin look brighter and also help keep it hydrated.
It’s time to break out your headphones and pick a movie to watch to entertain yourself during your flight. And if your skin starts to feel parched, feel free to spray on some more of your facial mist to help hydrate your face. Are you traveling somewhere far and know you won’t be getting much sleep due to jet lag or time zone changes? Consider swiping on an eye cream, since eyes can typically give away how tired you are. Try the L'Oréal Paris Eye Defense, a light, non-greasy gel-cream formulated to defend against signs of pre-mature aging around the eyes, including puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
Congratulations: You made it! If your complexion is looking a little lackluster after being cooped up in dry air, it’s time to work some makeup magic.
Step 1: Cover up using a brightening concealer. Lightly dab the L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter onto dark areas or shadows as well as along your cheekbones and brow line to look more awake. Bonus: This highlighting concealer is slim, so you can easily fit it in your carry-on.
Step 2: Apply a luminous finish foundation. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation comes with a mirror, so it’s perfect for on-the-go applications. The liquid formula is buildable, so you can go as sheer or heavy as you’d like—and the innovative sponge ensures that just the right amount of foundation is released. To use, gently press the applicator into the foundation cushion, tap it onto your skin, and build to your desired coverage level.
Step 3: Dust on some blush. Perk up a dull complexion by brushing on a natural-looking blush, like the L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush, available in 12 shades. Sweep it across the areas where the sun naturally hits—think your forehead, cheeks, chin, and the bridge of your nose.
Step 4: Line your eyes with a nude or white eyeliner. Using one of these shades on your waterline (a.k.a. inside your lower lash line) can help to make the whites of your eyes look even whiter. Who says you didn’t get any sleep while you were up in the air?
Step 5: Swipe on mascara. Nothing pulls a look together quite like a coat of volumizing mascara. Try the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.
Step 6: Use lip balm. Is your pout feeling dry post-flight? Keep a nourishing lip balm stashed in your purse for easy access.