#nzgirlhacks: 6 Hacks To Avoid Skin Fatigue When You Fly

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The weather is a bit meh so we know a lot of you will be heading off on your winter vacay to warmer climes (jeal!). But the joy of travelling can be a total bummer when weighed down by skin woes. No one wants their Insta-Snap-Facey to show dry flaky skin, or pimples!!

So we asked Ultraceuticals Global Education Ambassador, Tracey Beeby what to look out for to protect our skin on flights. Tracey says:

There’s so many elements on a long-haul flight that will play havoc with our skin. From cabin air, the foods we eat, general travel stress and sleep deprivation. It’s no wonder we exit from customs looking far from fresh. But there are some simple tips we can try to keep the glow in our skin after our flight.


Tracey’s top tips for long-haul flights are:

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Upgrade your moisturiser to a richer cream for longer flights as well as a good hydration serum. Add
sparingly a small amount of your favourite hydration mask around the eye area to help last the distance
of your flight and keep those fine lines exaggerated by dehydration away.

2. No To The Nozzle

Try to avoid the above air nozzle blasting directly on our face by turning it slightly to an angle away from the face and on a low setting. This will also help overcome dry, sore eyes which also make us look and feel worse.


3. Booze-Free Zone

Opt for a herbal tea or plain water – your skin will thank you for it when you land. If you really must
drink to celebrate your holiday ahead with friends, increase your water intake or keep it to just one

4. Cover Up

Although not as big a risk of being in a car due to the size of windows, it’s best to apply sunscreen if
you’re positioned in a window seat. Windows on planes do not block the UVA rays associated with wrinkling and skin ageing. The dose of UVA is also much stronger at 20,000 feet. Apply a good protective daily moisturizer 50+ or block out before your flight that will last up to 24 hours as a safe measure. And lose the window blind to avoid the sun’s rays when permitted.


5. The Eyes Matter

Keep the under-eye area well hydrated with a good hydration serum or energising hydration mask by
dotting sparingly around the eye area. Use a balancing mist hydration spray also throughout the flight to keep your thirsty skin plump with hydration.

6. Travel Light

It seems like a no-brainer but I have been caught out before… Remember to keep your beauty essential liquids under 100ml in your carry-on luggage. I have been travelling with the Ultraceuticals Travel Skin Essentials set ($105), which comes in a cute and ultra stylish cosmetic case, and includes hydration gold – sooooo needed on planes.

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Normal to oily skin includes:

  • Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser 50ml
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion 25ml
  • Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum 10ml
  • Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex 10ml
  • Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying 25ml

Normal to dry skin includes:

  • Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser 50ml
  • Ultra Moisturiser Cream 25ml
  • Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum 10ml
  • Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex 10ml
  • Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Hydrating 25 ml

Best of all, Ultraceuticals Ultra Skin Essentials products are all within carry on restrictions size, so you can pop the case in your carry on for easy access and application during the flight as well as at your destination.

Ultraceuticals products including skin-loving products Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). Plus, Ultraceuticals are certified cruelty free, contain no harsh chemicals, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances. Boom!



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