What you need to know before you prepare for take-off
There’s nothing we love more than an undiscovered flight secret. Just recently we found out the first thing flight attendants actually notice about you when you get on a plane and why they really greet you with their hands behind their backs. Then we discovered that this is the one thing you should never do before your flight if you want a free upgrade. And now we’ve unearthed the hidden beauty secrets of flight attendants.
All it takes is one long haul flight to get our skin in a tizz, yet somehow flight attendants always manage to look polished- no matter how long the flight. And as we walk off the plane looking tired and worn out, we can’t help but wonder what their secret is.
Here are the travel beauty secrets you need to know about before you prepare to takeoff for your next holiday.
1. Drink lots of water
So, whether you’re visiting Dubai for a long-weekend or going further afield to Thailand, these tips will help you arrive at your destination feeling revitalised and raring to go the moment you step off the plane.
Top 3 beauty picks for long-haul travel
Pure coconut oil
Pure Aloe Vera Gel
How do you keep your skin hydrated when you’re flying all the time?
Using a good face mask 2-3 times a week helps keep your skin in really good condition.
You should also use rose water when flying, which can be taken in a refillable spray container and use it throughout the flight. It’s refreshing and keeps your skin hydrated, even when you’re wearing make up.
How can you keep your make-up looking fresh when you’re travelling?
Always prep your skin well before wearing makeup, as this ensures that your make up stays looking fresh whilst travelling.
Prep your skin using Clean and Clear exfoliating scrub, then cleanse the face with Nivea Visage Cleansing Lotion for Combination Skin, and then moisturise with Dermalogica Active Moist moisturiser.
We suggest Mac’s Prep and Prime primer to keep your makeup fresh whilst flying, and try spraying the face with Mac’s Fix Spray as this sets the makeup.
Use rose water throughout the day to keep skin hydrated and keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Adding cucumber to your water also gives your skin an extra glow.
How can you look fresh and awake after a long-haul flight?
Hydration is key: drink as much water or green tea as you can throughout the flight.
Green tea has caffeine to give you a boost without dehydrating you like coffee does.
Snack on fruit or vegetables to keep your energy levels up.
How can you change your makeup look from day to night when you arrive at your destination?
Travel with a very natural look, when you reach your destination you can then update your look with some eyeliner, and mascara. Change your lip colour to something more dramatic.
What are your hand luggage essentials?
Pawpaw ointment/gel is the best hand luggage item as you can use it as a lip balm and a hand cream.
Always take hand sanitizer and Dettol wipes and a small deodorant and perfume to help freshen up.
What are your tips for getting the ‘Dubai’ look?
First and foremost, you need well-groomed eyebrows to get the Dubai look. They look great if you get them threaded, or if you have light or thin eyebrows you can get them tinted or coloured with henna.
Eyeliner is also a trademark style in Dubai and really accentuates the eyes – using liquid liner on the upper lid to be bold and make a statement.
Popular lip colours in Dubai are nudes, corals and pinks, and lots of women choose a matte lipstick look.