What is Flight Face and How to Prevent It!

The summer holidays are here and thankfully many of us will be traveling to sunnier climes for stunning beaches and delicious cocktails! Travelling however can have a bad effect on your skin, making ‘Flight Face’ something that has been trending, so we are going to take a look at what it is and how to combat it.

Skincare Marlow

The excitement of getting on a plane for your holidays is often marred by the travelling experience itself, getting through passport control and customs can take a while at the moment and when you get on the plane the humidity is often less than 10 per cent, which can give your skin problems. Instead of that holiday glow as you get off the plane you skin can be puffy and dull – often known as ‘flight face’.

The low humidity makes our skin dull and dry as surface water evaporates. While the high altitude and increased air pressure inside the cabin encourages our skin to retain water increasing a puffy looking expression. Thankfully there are some great ways to prevent and treat this and start your holiday with the glow you intended.

Treating ‘Flight Face’

The best way to avoid ‘Flight Face’ is to do everything you can to prevent it from happening in the first place. A great skincare routine and regular facials will support your skin health making it easier to cope with flight conditions.

Holiday Facials in Marlow

Cecily Day Spa in Marlow offers a range of pre-holiday treatments including hair removal, manicures, pedicures, and sunless tanning. But to really help with ‘Flight Face’ choosing from their range of facials before you head off on holiday will prep your skin and let you keep that glow even on long haul flights.

Choose from a range of Elemis facials, Elemis Biotech Facials, and a Japanese Cosmo facial. All these facials are delivered in Cecily’s stunning day spa, and you will leave feeling refreshed and your skin will be hydrated and ready for your holiday. You can also choose to have the ultimate in skin rehydration from a HydraFacial. Designed specifically to resurface and rehydrate your face, perfect for delivering the fresh-faced holiday glow and to combat ‘Flight Face’.

Other classic ways to keep your skin healthy on a flight include:

Drinking Water – an old tip, but one of the best. Keeping hydrated pre, during and post flight will help with the dehydration. Also avoiding salty and fatty foods in flight will help with hydration. That may mean taking your own healthy hydrating snacks.

In Flight Pampering – Especially if you are on a long-haul flight, taking extra care of your skin in flight will really help. Spritzing water on your face and moisturising regularly will make a difference to how your skin looks and feels. It will also make you feel relaxed and ready for your holiday.

In Flight Movement – To combat high altitude and increased air pressure ensure you move regularly on the flight. Even if you simply walk up and down the cabin on a regular basis. This can help prevent fluid retention and puffiness.


Recent Posts