1. Take along your own water bottle and drink frequently during the flight. Although how much depends on your flight time, most experts recommend you drink at least 2 full cups more than you normally do. Your skin is going to lose a lot of moisture in the arid atmosphere and itís important to keep it hydrated from the inside out.
2. Stay away from caffeinated beverages. Although that crying baby isnít going to make it any easier, stay away from alcoholic drinks, too. They dehydrate you and can leave you with a killer hangover at 8,000 feet.
3. Head to the restroom every hour or so to splash some lukewarm water on your face. Aside from the obvious benefit of re-hydrating pores, moving around increases blood circulation in your legs and cuts down on swollen feet.
4. Pack some moisturizer (we recommend our Advanced Face Lotion) in your carry-on and use it whenever your skin starts feeling tight. If your skin is normally oily, the dryness might actually trigger more oil production, so try wiping your face down occasionally or spraying on some toner (like our Post-Shave Repair.)
5. Nasal passageways are easily dried out by airplane air, so take along an over-the-counter nose spray to diminish congestion.
6. Reduce tightness around your eyes by rubbing in a hydrating, nutrient-rich cream like Eye Rescue Formula and using eye drops to diminish their bloodshot appearance.
7. Try to get as much sleep as you can on the plane. Although you might not want to mess with your normal sleep pattern, the more rest you get, the better youíll feel when you disembark. Invest in an eye mask, ear plugs and a travel pillow to insure smooth sailing the whole flight through.
8. After you arrive at your destination, take a warm shower or bath as soon as possible. It wonít completely replenish the moisture youíve lost on the plane, but it will help to restore your skinís natural moisture levels.
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