The Best, Most Obnoxious Face Masks to Wear In-Flight

by User
Nov 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Take it from someone who has spent a lot of time on airplanes: Flying wreaks havoc on one’s skin. The air in the cabin is not only recirculated and crawling with lawd-knows-what; it’s also about as dry as the Mojave Desert and sucks all the moisture straight out of the skin, leaving it with the consistency of a saltine cracker.

I know what you’re thinking: You’re sitting there all, “Y tho?” giving a lifeless expression looking like Pope Leo X. But the only thing worse than looking like that famed Fernando Botero painting is looking like a flaky, shriveled-up Fernando Botero painting. So, what’s a gal to do?

Enter in-flight masking. I get that it’s not (yet) a culturally acceptable way to combat skin woes and may very well both scare and scar children, but even if the latter turned out to be true, it’s vital to remember that self-care isn’t selfish. And sometimes (read: always), self-care comes in the form of wearing the most obnoxious sheet mask one can find while on an aircraft. (Or on Amtrak, or the subway or at the DMV. And yes, I’ve done it all.) Your skin may very well be the only thing to do so, but it will thank you.

Ahead, see our top picks for masking in-flight and start chopping those cucumbers.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster

1 /13: Dermovia Lace Your Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask

1/13 :Dermovia Lace Your Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask

Dermovia Lace Your Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask, Available on Amazon

 

2 /13: Dermovia Lace Your Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask

2/13 :Dermovia Lace Your Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask

3 /13: Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

3/13 :Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, Available on Amazon

 

4 /13: Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

4/13 :Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

5 /13: Dr.Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask

5/13 :Dr.Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask

Dr.Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask, $12 at Sephora



6 /13: Dr.Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask

6/13 :Dr.Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask

7 /13: Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm hydrogel mask set

7/13 :Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm hydrogel mask set

Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm hydrogel mask set, $60 at Erno Laszlo



8 /13: Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm hydrogel mask set

8/13 :Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm hydrogel mask set

9 /13: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

9/13 :Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask, Available on Amazon

10 /13: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

10/13 :Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

Yes, I get that this is not, in fact, on a plane, but perhaps the air in subway cars is just as detrimental.

11 /13: Oh K Gold Dust mask

11/13 :Oh K Gold Dust mask

Oh K Gold Dust mask, $5.60 at Forever 21

12 /13: MZ Skin Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask

12/13 :MZ Skin Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask

MZ Skin Hydra-Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask, $130 for a pack of five at Net-a-Porter

 

13 /13: FaceInc Brighten Up Sheet Mask

13/13 :FaceInc Brighten Up Sheet Mask

FaceInc Brighten Up Sheet Mask $6 at Nails Inc