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How to Stay Fresh After Stepping off the Plane

Have you ever wondered how celebrities look so beautiful after long flights? Well, I certainly have! Here are some tips to help keep you looking refreshed and rested after stepping off the airplane.

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  • Cardinal rule number one: water, water, and more water. The recycled air and altitude is extremely drying so staying hydrated is key
  • Moisturize throughout your flight, reapplying hourly, and if you can, bring a face mister (Evian makes a great one) on board to keep your skin hydrated. If that isn't an option, splash your face with water before take off and apply moisturizer immediately to lock in the moisture
  • Flying dries out your hair so if you want to keep your hair full, I recommend skipping all hot tools the morning of your flight. Apply serum to your hair as well to prevent it from drying out and to prevent possible breakage
  • Avoid salty foods, alcohol and caffeine. All three will make your feet and hands swell and will make your face look puffy
  • Sleep as much as you possibly can
  • Before landing, apply a light tinted moisturizer and sheer lip gloss. White eye liner is an insider tip which will brighten up your eyes
    • I hope you find these tips helpful. Remember to always travel with a pair of sunglasses in case you can't pull it together in time to de-plane and a small mirror -- there is nothing worse than applying your make up in those small airplane bathrooms with those atrocious neon lights! Travel safe and remember -- there is no such thing as drinking too much water!

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LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Thanks so much! I'm flying to Japan this summer and this is going to be great.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
snowy32 - the same thing happens to me when I drink water! after one glass I'm like "oops gotta pee" and then if I drink too much water, especially on planes, I get all bloated feeling. And I assume that we aren't supposed to wear make-up then with all that misting and spritzing? And how is my hair supposed to look full if I can't blow it dry the morning of? My blow dryer automatically adds volume. If I air-dry my hair, it gets kinky and gross. If I shower the night before, then the next morning my hair looks flat and by the time I get off the plane it looks greasy. These tips work great if your hair and face and body is perfect already. :( No matter what I do I'll always be a Bridget Jones airplane passenger.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Thanks for the tips, as I have an 11-hour flight to look forward to in two weeks ... only to do it all over again in about another 10 days. I always look like crap when I'm on a plane no matter what I'm wearing or what I do - I try to drink plenty of water, but unless I'm sitting in an aisle seat, I hate having to get up over and over again to use the toilet, especially when people are sleeping or grumpy, etc. Plus my hair ALWAYS attracts so much static, so the serum is a good idea.
skiacresluv skiacresluv 10 years
Water is fine, but I always have to pee a million times. On a plane that gets old really fast, especially if you have to crawl over someone who is sleeping or something.
reeveske reeveske 10 years
yeah i need this advice cause im doing the long distance thing with my boyfriend and after not seeing him for a month I hate looking horrible after getting off my flight. thanks!
grapefruit grapefruit 10 years
Thanks! I fly out next week and am NOT looking forward to the yucky dry hair and skin! Remember to keep your moisturizers in SMALL containers, since the security folks wanted me to ditch mine last flight, and it was TRAVEL size! Geez!
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 10 years
perfect! i'm back stateside next week and after an 18hr flight i could use these tips.
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
This is great, especially before summer!! I'll be travelling across the world round trip.
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