Skin dryness during and after air travel is caused by a lack of humidity. Skin looks its best when the air humidity is around 40-70%. The air humidity in most airplane cabins is 20%. This absence of moisture in the air can leave skin exceptionally dry. As a natural reaction, your body will overproduce sebum to combat this dryness, which then results in oily skin that is prone to breakouts. To keep your face healthy and hydrated:
- Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight.
- Pack a Hyaluronic Acid serum. Serums that contain both High and Low Weight Hyaluronic Acid (like the KAPLAN MD Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate) can penetrate deeply beneath the surface to replenish moisture at the cellular level, while also volumizing skin at the surface.
- Lastly, don’t neglect your lips! An ultra-hydrating lip treatment with SPF will prevent dry, chapped lips and prevent sun damage when you get off the plane. Reapply often throughout your flight, and your trip.