February 17, 2017

Airplane Beauty Hacks: In-Flight Essentials

Travel can be a killer on your beauty routine. Airplanes, buses and trains are all extremely stuffy and can dry out your skin (and let’s be honest—you always feel super gross after a few hours stuck in a seat surrounded by strangers).

That’s why when you travel you have to switch up your products and find ones that will keep you *shining bright* even in the dullest airport lighting. So before you head out the door on your next adventure, check out our list of the best beauty products for travelling!


If you only manage to bring one thing from this list—make sure it’s a lip balm. There’s nothing worse than sitting on a plane with chapped lips for hours with no fix. Pick one that’s creamy and extra moisturizing to help combat the dry plane air.

[BITE Beauty Agave Lip Balm] [Rosebud Co. Lip Salve]



Flying through the sky in a metal tube full of recycled air tends to make the questionable smells…linger. Save yourself from having to deal with a smelly seatmate by packing some aromatherapy in your carry-on. You can rub it on your wrists and neck to help you relax and dab a little under your nose to prevent having to smell the actual plane air (pro tip: these convenient rollerballs also double as an easy travel perfume).

[Kiehls Essence Oils] [Tisserand Travel Survival Kit]



Travel can be extremely stressful. So many things can go wrong that can leave you feeling pretty anxious, and when we stress we sweat. Pack a mini deodorant in your carry on to avoid one extra stress and to keep you feeling—and smelling—fresh.

[Schmidt’s Deodorant Lavender + Sage] [Dove Go Fresh Anti-Perspirant]



Travel is not the cleanest activity. You’re going to come into contact with tons of unfriendly bacteria—and no one wants to get sick on holiday. Pack a hand sanitizer to protect yourself from those pesky germs and stay clean and healthy when you travel.

[Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer] [Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Sanitizer]



It takes a lot of confidence to wear a sheet mask in public, but chances are you’ll never see the people around you again. The face mask will help counteract any grime that tries to seep into your pores on the plane and a sheet mask is an easy mess-free way to relax. If you don’t want to scare your seatmate, the airplane/airport washroom is always a nice private option!

[The Face Shop Aloe Face Mask] [Sephora Green Tea Face Mask]



A good face moisturizer is a must. It will save your skin from drying out and keep you feeling fresh. Skip your light face creams and go for a heavy duty moisturizer that will feel luxurious on your skin in the stuffy air.

[Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Day Cream] [Dermalogica Barrier Repair]



Another way to combat skin dryness is with a strong hand cream. Give your hands a little extra lovin’ with a luxurious cream made just for them.

[Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Hand Butter] [Kiehls Hand Salve]



Take your on-the-go ~beauty sleep~ to the next level with these high tech eye masks. Not only will they block the light and let everyone around you know that you don’t want to be disturbed, but their special features will help keep the area around your eyes smooth and supple and won’t let them dry out. Try out these masks that will help you look refreshed, even if you don’t feel it.

[Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask] [Iluminage Rejuvenating Eye Mask]



So you just woke up from the most uncomfortable nap of your life and you need to feel clean right away. A disposable towelette is an easy, mess-free way to clean any part of your body on the go.

[Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes] [The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Tissue]



A face mist is great way to wake yourself up and feel refreshed near the end of a long journey. It’s cool and soothing on you skin and will help you feel human again upon arrival.

[The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist] [Kiehls Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Mist]

Posted by Julia White in Beauty
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