Airplane Skincare: How to Take Care of Your Skin Before, During, and After a Flight


Jun 14, 20237 min read


  • Prep your skin with Base Tan for deep hydration and a melanin boost before your vacation.
  • Take a refreshing pre-flight shower and nourish your skin with High Tide In-Shower Moisturizer.
  • Embrace a makeup-free flight to let your skin breathe and stay fresh.
  • Protect your skin with Smart Screen SPF during the flight to shield it from harmful UV rays.
  • After the flight, cleanse with Washed Up Shower Oil and immerse yourself in the sensory experience of the beach to relax and rejuvenate.

Picture this: you're about to embark on a tropical getaway, ready to soak up the sun and enjoy a little island time. But before you reach your destination, there's the matter of the flight. Airplane cabins can be harsh on your skin, leaving it dehydrated and dull. Don't worry, though! We've got you covered with these essential skincare tips to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant from takeoff to landing.

Days Before The Flight

1. Prepare Your Skin with Base Tan: In the days leading up to your sun-filled vacation, give your skin some love and care by applying our Base Tan product. Base Tan deeply hydrates your skin, nourishing it with essential antioxidants and amino acids. Not only will it provide deep hydration, but it also supports melanin production, giving your skin a natural boost and helping to protect it from the sun's rays. Get your skin vacation-ready even before you step on the plane!

Base Tan - Tan Boosting Body Lotion

Right Before The Flight

2. Take a Pre-Flight Shower: Before heading to the airport, treat yourself to a refreshing shower. Cleanse away any impurities and allow your skin to start its journey feeling clean and rejuvenated. Remember, your skin best absorbs moisture right after a shower, so it's the ideal time to nourish it with an In-Shower Moisturizer that locks in moisture for 24 hours.

Check out our High Tide In-Shower Moisturizer: This innovative product contains inulin, a powerfully hydrating active that deeply rehydrates your skin, enhances its elasticity and firmness, and protects and regenerates your skin barrier. Simply apply it before drying off, pat yourself dry, and you're ready to roll. Start your vacation with skin that's supple, moisturized, and ready to embrace the tropical bliss.

High Tide - In-Shower Moisturizer

3. Embrace a Makeup-Free Flight: As you embark on your vacation, give your skin a breather and go makeup-free for the flight. Makeup can clog your pores, leading to congestion and breakouts during the journey. Let your skin enjoy the freedom and embrace its natural beauty. After all, a fresh-faced start is the perfect way to set the tone for your tropical adventure.

During the Flight:

4. Shield Your Skin with Smart Screen SPF: Once you're on board, it's crucial to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, even at 30,000 feet. Our Smart Screen mineral tanning sunscreen is the ideal travel companion. Made with non-nano zinc oxide, sea berry seed oil, and avocado oil, it provides broad-spectrum UV protection, shielding you from both UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it stimulates melanin production, so you can start building that vacation glow right from your airplane seat! Smart Screen has got your back (and your skin) during the flight.

Smart Screen Mineral Tanning Sunscreen

5. Stay Hydrated: Airplane cabins can be extremely dry, leading to dehydrated skin. Combat this by drinking plenty of water throughout the flight. Hydration is key to maintaining your skin's moisture levels and keeping it plump and refreshed. Take sips and imagine each one transporting you closer to the tropical paradise that awaits you.

6. Refresh with a Facial Mist: Mid-flight, when your skin needs a pick-me-up, reach for a travel-sized facial mist. Give your face a revitalizing spritz whenever it feels tight or dull. A refreshing mist infused with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera or rosewater would be ideal to invigorate your complexion and leave you feeling as fresh as a tropical breeze.

After the Flight:

7. Cleanse Away Airplane Dirt: Once you've reached your destination, start your vacation off right with a rejuvenating shower. Cleanse away any travel residue and let the water revive your senses. Check out our hydration Shower oil Washed Up. Helps visibly smooth and tighten the appearance of skin thanks to a powerful Algae Extract and Polynesian Monoï Oil, this luxurious multi-tasking body cleanser firms, tones & hydrates.

Washed Up All-In-One Shower Oil

8. Submerge Yourself In a Relaxing Getaway: The best tip we can provide after a flight is to let yourself fully embrace the magic of escape. Take a moment to close your eyes and enjoy the sensation of warm sand beneath your bare feet, the gentle ocean breeze caressing your skin, and the sound of waves crashing against the shore. As you soak up the sun, allow yourself to let go of any worries or stress, and simply be present in this moment of tranquility.

Whether it's finding a quiet spot to read your favorite book, exploring the vibrant underwater world through snorkeling, or simply strolling along the shoreline hand in hand with your loved ones, let the science of escape become your sanctuary.

The Bottom Line

As you embark on your tropical adventure, don't forget to prioritize your skin's health and vitality. By following these skincare tips before, during, and after your flight, you can ensure that your skin stays hydrated, protected, and radiant throughout your journey. So, buckle up, relax, and get ready to arrive at your destination with a glow that matches the paradise that awaits you. Bon Voyage!

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