We can no longer bring bottled water to the airport, and carry-on liquids are limited to 3.4 oz. While these rules may be safe for air travel, they’re deadly for our skin. We know this scenario all too well: we board a flight with skin as smooth as a fresh plum, but when we land, our skin is cracked and peeling, more like a wrinkled prune. This uncomfortable condition can last for days if we don’t moisturize our skin right away. What’s the best solution to prevent dry skin when flying? Wear a facial mask!
Facial Masks – The Best Solution for Dry Skin When Flying
Most moisturizers or toners come in bottles larger than 3.4 oz. When you can’t bring your moisturizer on an airplane, consider carrying on an even better product: Gokujyun Facial Mask. Facial masks are usually individually packed, and they’re not officially considered liquids even though they contain all the liquids your skin desperately needs. Applying a facial mask during your flight can’t be any simpler: clean your face, then place a mask on your face for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the mask, pad your face dry with your fingers, and voila! You’re done. For maximum usage, you can even use the still-moist mask on your neck and hands before tossing it away. During those 15 minutes, you can read, watch a movie, or take a nap.
The Phantom Flyer
Let’s face it, a facial mask can look scary to people who don’t know they exist. Passengers with facial masks are more terrifying than the Phantom of the Opera. To prevent havoc on the plane, I usually wait until the whole flight is dark and everybody is sound asleep before applying my facial mask. On one trip, the passenger sitting next to me stayed awake the whole flight, so I warned her about the sight she was about to behold before I put on my mask. To my surprise, she was more interested in the benefits of facial masks than the “scary” effect I’d worried about. In fact, she asked me if I had an extra one so she could try one on for size. So there we were: two grown women sitting in the dark with our facial masks on, looking at each other and giggling like school girls. Before the flight was over, the woman had written down the name of my facial masks, Gokujyun, so she could purchase them online.
Prevention and Treatment for Airplane Skin
If you’re not brave enough to apply a facial mask while flying, or if your flight is too short to use one, I suggest you use a Gokujyun Facial Mask before and after your flight. Gokujyun Facial Masks: the best prevention and treatment for dry airplane skin.
To Learn more about this mask, please read my previous post: Why Asian Women Look So Young.