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The Must Have Item For Your Inflight Beauty Fix!

Step out fresh and ready to greet the world!

18 December 2015 by Beauty A-List

 

 

UNT Aqua Vitality Mask | $22

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: It's probably the single most repeated bit of travel beauty advice. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times—airplane cabins suck the moisture out of your skin, and if you want to look dewy and refreshed when you land (or at least not exhausted or pasty), drink a lot of water and slather on the moisturizer with a liberal hand. But may we suggest another weapon in your fight against parched skin: Sheet Masks!

Stale air does more than suck the moisture from your complexion: It can cause your skin to freak out completely. Combat it with UNT’s Aqua Vitality Mask, available in a pack of 5 sheets.

Sheet masks create a barrier that seals moisture into skin and also help drive in potent ingredients, effectively steeping skin in moisture. Their active ingredients typically have a small particle size and are able to penetrate the skin surface to hydrate and plump skin cells.

All well and good, but sheet masks—notoriously drippy and freaky-looking—aren't exactly a quick and easy thing. So how should you incorporate one into your travel schedule? If you are taking a flight where you can lie down, like a long flight, do it then. You could also do one before boarding the flight at the airport especially if there’s a long transit period between flights! You don't need to wash your face after, so you'll continue to be hydrated during the flight.

 

Karuna Luxe Skin Regenerating Face Mask | $109

Look for masks with moisturizering ingredients, like glycerin or hyaluronic acid (like Karuna Luxe Skin Regenerating Face Mask) or glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that gives skin a quick kick of exfoliation. Because they're not in contact with your skin for very long, masks can use a higher amount of AHAs than other topical –You get a glow—without any irritation.

Beauty Add On: Stash a few extra cotton balls in your makeup bag to soak up the extra serum and dab it over your neck and chest for an extra boost, then leave the sheet on for 20 to 30 minutes. Garner some side eye and tune out till it’s time to reach your new destination!