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5 In-Flight Ideas for Looking Refreshed When You Land
Trailers for the new television series, Pan Am, make air travel look like a glamorous adventure—where the stewardesses' clothing stays perfectly pressed and the passengers seem generally cheerful and relaxed. These days? Different story. No matter what you encounter once you get up in the air, these products will help you relax at 35,000 feet and look more refreshed when you de-plane.
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Try these 5 beauty treats for a first class experience no matter where you sit:
A makeup artist once gave me this advice for long-haul flights: Apply a non-smelly self-tanner to your face, like Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer, and arrive at your destination with some color. This formula also contains SPF 20 to keep skin protected (particularly if you have a window seat). But if you plan on sleeping during your flight, know that propping your head up against a pillow puts you at risk for waking up with streaks.
Treat tired eyes to an in-flight spa treatment with the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask from Bliss, which contains cucumber extract to de-puff. If you want something more discreet, assistant beauty editor Alessandra Foresto recommends Vichy's Aqualina AntiOx Anti-Fatigue Ice-Effect Eye Stick. She says it's approximately the size of her thumb (so it won't take up precious room in your carry-on), goes on clear, cools skin on contact, and helps shrink under-eye bags.
Rub a thick lotion over dry feet before slipping into cotton socks, or try this gel-lined pair from Earth Therapeutics that's infused with moisturizers to soften skin. Plus, the grips on the bottom of these socks keep you from slipping on your way to the bathroom.
One thing that often suffers upon takeoff is your lips. Neosporin's Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy is thicker than a regular balm and the rich texture provides an extra layer of defense against dry air.
Do you have any in-flight beauty rituals? Would you try any of these?
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