Ladies and Gentlemen, we will now demonstrate the FRESH safety features for your skin and your attention is essential as these may differ from your personal routine:

Taking care of your skin while earning air miles, 30,000 ft high up in the air, is important, because your skin is set up for failure when you travel.

Cabin air has often less than 20% humidity, compared to your living room at home, where the humidity is 30% or more. Typically, skin is comfortable when the humidity is between 40 to 70%. This means the air lacks moisture, causing your skin to become dry and uncomfortable. The best way to counter this is to moisturise before, during and after the flight, so don’t forget to pack a travel size moisturiser into your hand luggage.

Sebaceous glands, small oil-producing glands present in the skin, can work overtime in dry conditions. Cleansing the skin is something you often don’t do during a flight, the result is that dead skin cells and bacteria become trapped, causing an uneven skin tone and making breakouts inevitable. Also, consider the weather at your destination, if it’s colder and drier, your skin will dry out faster and if it’s warmer or more humid, your skin will stay slightly oilier and be more prone to clogged pores.

Air travel is pretty stressful, starting with going through security. There is a level of anxiety that happens when we fly, which can lead to changes in the serum level of the stress hormones, increasing redness and any inflammatory conditions of the skin, like eczema or psoriasis. To prevent any additional irritation, try to stick to your normal skin-care regimen, especially when on long-haul flights. Remove makeup before or during the flight or reduce the use of makeup to a minimum.

#01 – Minimise your makeup

Ladies, gentlemen, stewards, stewardesses and flight crew, please wear minimal makeup or none at all. Travel with the least amount of makeup possible. Even if you like to wear a full face of makeup every day, try to minimise. A combination of moisturiser plus makeup, that often has a heavy talc-like content, blocks our sebaceous glands, increasing the probability of a breakout, which could cause an in-turn causing congestion in your skin. The consumption of, too often too salty airline food and alcohol, leaves your skin even more parched. This, plus the potential of sleeping in your makeup, and you’ve got a recipe for clogged pores, enhanced lines and increased risk of irritation. So why not using a FRESH tinted moisturiser?

#02 – A bit of exercise

Inactivity and salty food and snacks cause water retention, which shows up as facial puffiness. Once you land, aim to get a bit of exercise, even if it’s just a good walk, this mobilises the extra fluid. Also during the flight, a bit of exercise, like stretching your legs, won’t harm 😉

#03 – Sunscreen

During flights you’re exposed to higher levels of ultraviolet radiation, no matter where you are in an aircraft, the sunrays will reach into the whole plane. So keep yourself safe from higher levels of UV light and make sure you apply the FRESH sunscreen SPF20 for protection from UVA and UVB rays.

#04 – BYO

Use your own products and try not to use hotel products, these are not formulated for our specific skin (problems) and may contribute to a break out. The use of Certified Natural and FRESH skin care is even better.

#05 – Drink water

Stay hydrated and bring a water bottle or bottle of water with you when you travel. You’ll keep your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking water throughout the trip. Of course, you can have your G&T or your glass of white or red wine, but drink at least four glasses of water for every glass of alcohol and as a hot drink, we suggest a green tea.

Our skin is the largest and most exposed organ of the body, so take good care of it.

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