Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
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The air inside of an airplane is pressurized and recycled, and humidity is incredibly low. This can have negative drying effects on your skin. To counteract dry conditions, start hydrating before you even get to the airport. Try to drink an 8-ounce glass of water before you get on the flight, and continue to guzzle water throughout.
Pack facial cleansing cloths in your carry-on
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Particularly if you’re on an overnight flight, make sure to cleanse your skin before sleeping. Flying increases your exposure to bacteria on surfaces like the seat, tray tables, and even magazines; clean off germs and makeup to avoid clogged pores. Don’t use a cleanser with harsh drying ingredients. Instead, if you’re planning on taking a red-eye, cleanse your skin with a mild cleansing facial cloth before you fall asleep to avoid acne and other skin reactions. These are the nighttime routines of people with great skin.
Pack a travel-size moisturizer
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Because airplane conditions have such low humidity, it’s especially important to moisturize after your cleanse. Apply a hydrating moisturizer mid-flight (even if you have oily skin!). Dry air can cause skin to over-produce oil, which often causes acne breakouts. Try keeping your skin moisturized with a product that contains vitamin E throughout the flight to help solve this problem.