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5 ways to look relaxed and rejuvenated when you step off the plane

Jacqueline Ryan

Flying is a pain these days. Cramped seats, long lines, and high prices can make it downright unpleasant, but there are definitely ways to make traveling slightly more enjoyable and kick off your trip with your best face forward.

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Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or some combination of the two, no one wants to look like they’ve been on a cramped airplane for hours on end. These quick tips can help ensure you always look your best strutting down the tarmac.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

As tempting as it is to indulge, save the booze for when you’re beach side (or at least at the hotel bar) and opt for water instead. It might be the less fun, less glamorous option, but your skin will thank you later. Besides doing wonders for your skin, water can ward off jet lag and help you feel more energized throughout the day.


Instead of staying glued to the in-flight movie or even checking your iPad, put in some headphones and try to take a snooze. Aside from the time changes, changes in altitude can lower your blood-oxygen level causing fatigue.

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Fly makeup free

Unless TMZ is snapping photos of you as you get on the plane, flying makeup free allows you to show your skin some extra TLC before you arrive. You can always put makeup on once you land. Multi-function products, like NARS’ Multiple, make this even easier.

Bring a sheet mask

The easy, one step, no-mess sheet masks are all the rage right now. In only 15 minutes you can give yourself a mini facial that will hydrate your skin and leave you feeling refreshed.


Stop dry skin before it starts and bring an ultra-hydrating moisturizer along. Alpessence’s 24 Hour Renewing Cream infuses skin with moisturizer any time of the day. As an added bonus, the luxe cream comes in a 1.7oz jar – perfect for the security check points.

With these tips you can start your trip off right, just in case TMZ is waiting with camera’s poised as you step off the plane.

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