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For those lucky enough to be planning a winter escape to warmer climes, here are our tips for stepping off your flight feeling and looking refreshed.

Skin care

Prior to your flight, exfoliate and cleanse your skin then apply a hydrating moisturiser to combat the drying effect of aeroplane air conditioning. To freshen up, spritz your face with a hydrating mist every couple of hours. On long-haul trips, a hydrating serum will give you an extra boost.

Hair care

Wash your hair the night before and apply a leave-in treatment before blow-drying. Carry a hair oil in your hand luggage and apply on the ends, avoiding the roots as it could make your hair oily. Braiding long hair will keep it out of your way and make it easy for sleeping. Before you disembark, undo the braid and add a light hairspray or styling cream for an instant loose curl. If you have short hair, spray a dry shampoo at the roots to create volume as styles often go flat during the flight.


Try to wear minimal make-up on board to allow skin to breathe. If you need to apply cosmetics before disembarking, use a cream foundation or a BB cream as a base, followed by blush or bronzer and a slick of colour on lips. On a long-haul flight, cleanse your face with wipes and apply moisturiser, waiting a few minutes before applying your foundation or BB cream. (Hint: use an illuminator under your foundation for extra dewiness.) A concealer under the eyes will remove any dark circles.