The Secret to Looking Well Slept After a Long Flight

The Secret to Looking Well Slept After a Long Flight

As a beauty editor, I’m a big fan of flying pretty much anywhere and whenever I get the chance. But the toll it takes on my skin is something I could live without.

Zero humidity, recycled oxygen, and chemicals everywhere can both dry out skin and cause more breakouts. Feeling dehydrated and oily just reading this? Us too. So instead of just dealing with “plane face,” we thought we’d share our in-flight skincare secrets.

Along with relaxing and catching up on your favorite magazine, try to look at air travel as an opportunity to beautify. For instance, Jessica Alba recently revealed that she never travels without her NURSE JAMIE Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow ($69). The ultimate anti-wrinkle pillow for minimizing sleep lines and wrinkles while you sleep, the NURSE JAMIE Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow allows your skin to retain its natural moisture and oils, helping to minimize the appearance and creation of deep-set sleep wrinkles.

Now, that’s beauty sleep.

So, go ahead fill up your carry-on bag packed with a mini-arsenal of travel-size anti-aging products and get ready for the most radiant skin ever—no matter how long your flight. Because nothing is more exciting than arriving at your destination with a well-rested, line-less and radiant skin.

Keep scrolling for our roundup of tried-and-true skin products for an on-the-go glow.

Use a Silk Pillowcase

Nurse Jamie - Beauty BearTM Age Defy Pillow - Colorless
Nurse Jamie – Beauty BearTM Age Defy Pillow – Colorless ($79)
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Apply a Lip Balm with a Calming Scent

Badger Balm, Sleep Balm - 2 oz
Badger Balm, Sleep Balm – 2 oz ($7.99)
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Not to be dramatic, but Amazon shoppers have shared that this sleep balm has changed their life.

Take a Sleep-Aid Supplement

OLLY Restful Sleep Melatonin Gummy, 25 Day Supply (50 Gummies), Blackberry Zen, L Theanine, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Chewable Supplement
OLLY Restful Sleep Melatonin Gummy, 25 Day Supply (50 Gummies), Blackberry Zen, L Theanine, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Chewable Supplement ($14.99)
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Genius Sleep AID – Smart Sleeping Pills & Adrenal Fatigue Supplement, Natural Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia Relief - Relaxation Enhancer and Mood Support w/Inositol, L-Theanine & Glycine – 40 Capsules
Genius Sleep AID – Smart Sleeping Pills & Adrenal Fatigue Supplement, Natural Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia Relief – Relaxation Enhancer and Mood Support w/Inositol, L-Theanine & Glycine – 40 Capsules ($29.99)
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Use a Facial Mask

Nurse Jamie FaceWrap Skin Perfecting Silicone Mask
Nurse Jamie FaceWrap Skin Perfecting Silicone Mask ($30)
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Apply Eye Masks Before Landing

Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower for Puffy Tired Eyes, Soothing Eye Masks
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower for Puffy Tired Eyes, Soothing Eye Masks ($24)
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Karlie Kloss swears by these Klorane eye patches for better sleep on a flight.

Luna | #1 Sleep Aid on Amazon | Naturally Sourced Ingredients | 60 Non-Habit Forming Vegan Capsules | Herbal Supplement with Melatonin, Valerian Root, Chamomile | Sleeping Pills for Adults
Luna | #1 Sleep Aid on Amazon | Naturally Sourced Ingredients | 60 Non-Habit Forming Vegan Capsules | Herbal Supplement with Melatonin, Valerian Root, Chamomile | Sleeping Pills for Adults ($21.95)
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Drink Plenty of Water

bkr Naked Glass Water Bottle/16 oz.
BKR bkr Naked Glass Water Bottle/16 oz. ($38)
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S'well Geode Rose Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Swell S’well Geode Rose Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($35)
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Massage Your Face to Minimize Puffiness

Vibrance Roller Face Massager & Retinol Serum by SimpliWell – Dark Circle Under Eye & Puffy Facial Skin Treatment – Rose Gold with 24 Tourmaline Massage Stones – Tightening & Uplifting Derma Care Tool
Vibrance Roller Face Massager & Retinol Serum by SimpliWell – Dark Circle Under Eye & Puffy Facial Skin Treatment – Rose Gold with 24 Tourmaline Massage Stones – Tightening & Uplifting Derma Care Tool ($34.99)
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Nurse Jamie Ultra Conductive Gel for The Acellerator Ultra, 2 Fl Oz
Nurse Jamie Ultra Conductive Gel for The Acellerator Ultra, 2 Fl Oz
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ZIMASILK 100% Natural Silk Sleep Mask ,Silk Cover Elastic Headband Adjustable,Super-Smooth Soft Eye Mask for Sleep (Pink)
ZIMASILK 100% Natural Silk Sleep Mask ,Silk Cover Elastic Headband Adjustable,Super-Smooth Soft Eye Mask for Sleep (Pink) ($18)
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Bedtime Tea For Stress and Anxiety Relief - Herbal Sleep Aid Remedy To Relax & Get Restful Sleep at Night | with Valerian Root Extract, Chamomile and Lemon Balm
Bedtime Tea For Stress and Anxiety Relief – Herbal Sleep Aid Remedy To Relax & Get Restful Sleep at Night | with Valerian Root Extract, Chamomile and Lemon Balm ($25)
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111Skin - Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask X 5 - Colorless
111Skin – Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask X 5 – Colorless ($160)
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Next up: the buzzy $6 lip balm you need to try that will help you sleep better every night. Want more? You can also read this.