It’s not easy to look as good as all the celebrities do. It takes a lot of work. And a lot of strategies for every possible situation. For example, let’s take a look at what our favorite celebs do to keep their skin looking gorgeous during flights.
During their everyday life, the celebrities rely on their estheticians, beauticians, and makeup artists to make them look stunning. But when they travel (and they travel often) they, like all the other regular people are susceptible to dehydration in airplanes. So what do they do to combat dry and sensitive skin? They must look perfect when they get off the plane in case there are paparazzi lurking about, so they have become masters in the art of performing beauty routines in-flight. Some celebrities do the bare minimum; others pack their carry-on bags full of cosmetics, but whichever tactic you choose to follow, you can be sure your skin will look glowing and refreshed no matter how many hours you spend in the dry airplane air.
1. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen posted on Instagram a photo of herself wearing a sheet mask during flight, and she captioned it, “Scaring children.” The 31-year-old model and cookbook author had used the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($17; sephora.com). This mask contains a powerful combination of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, which keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Teigen revealed even more products she uses while travelling in another Instagram post: the Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes ($9; birchbox.com) and Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel ($88 for 35 treatments; sephora.com). After the peel, the model makes sure to moisturize her skin. She uses some La Mer essentials, including Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream ($85; nordstrom.com) and The Eye Concentrate ($205; nordstrom.com).
2. Mindy Kaling
Hours spent in an airplane can do nothing against Mindy Kaling’s clear and radiant complexion. Of course, that is thanks to the cosmetics in her carry-on bag. The actress shared her secret on Instagram in 2015. She uses Dermalogica Precleanse Oil ($45; dermstore.com) to remove her makeup and the excess oil while hydrating her skin at the same time. To protect it from the UV rays, the 38-year-old applies the Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 ($33; dermstore.com). And finally, she soothes the puffy, dark undereye circles with the Neocurtis Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm ($108; dermstore.com).
3. Miranda Kerr
The Australian model revealed for Well+Good that her preferred choice for in-flight skincare products are those from her own line, Kora Organics. She makes sure that she looks fresh when she disembarks by using “the perfect moisturizer,” as she calls the Noni Glow Face Balm ($38; sephora.com), and the Balancing Rose Mist ($34; sephora.com). Kerr protects her lips from getting chapped with the Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm ($19; net-a-porter.com).
4. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham’s two part system when it comes to in-flight skincare is the perfect way to ensure her skin is clear and radiant when she steps off the plane, according to Into the Gloss. The mini-facial routine is perhaps a bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth it. First, she uses the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Stem Cell Collagen Activator ($490; net-a-porter.com), which is a collagen-boosting serum which fights signs of aging. After than, the 43-year-old singer applies the Morning Aura Illuminating Crème ($95; sephora.com) from her own collaboration with Estée Lauder. This creme serves as a moisturizer, and as an illuminating primer as well.
5. Hannah Bronfman
The 30-year-old fitness guru recently shared her airplane routine on Snapchat. It consists of five steps: the first thing she does when she gets on the plane is disinfect with the Everyone Hand Sanitizer in Coconut and Lemon ($17; amazon.com) and the Consonant Life Come Clean Wipes ($25; amazon.com). Next up, she uses the Linne Botanicals Refresh Face Mist ($36; shopspring.com). The aloe vera juice in this product cools the skin and locks in the moisture. The following step is the Embryolisse Hydra-Masque ($35; dermstore.com). It’s an excellent substitute for a sheet mask because it sinks into the skin very quickly. Bronfman finishes the routine with the Drunk Elephant Lippe ($18; sephora.com) to prevent chapped lips.
6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
During flight English model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, doesn’t carry with her a lot of cosmetics: only what she needs to have her skin clear and clean for arrival. All her products seem to follow a certain theme: roses. She uses a the Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cream ($210; nordstrom.com) gel moisturizer which enhances the radiance of her skin, the BY TERRY Baume de Rose ($60; birchbox.com) to keep her lips hydrated, and the Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Rose ($35; aedes.com) refreshing facial spray.
7. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian recently posted the details of her skincare routine on her website. The 38-year-old reality star needs the Anderson Lilley Sicilian Tangerine Beach Butter Body Cream ($24; andersonlilley.com) to ensure her entire body stays moisturized during flight. Some of her other essentials are: Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Rechargeable Toothbrush, Qi ($180; amazon.com), Tongue Sweeper ($12; amazon.com), JASON Sea Fresh All-Natural Tooth Gel Deep Sea Spearmint ($6, amazon.com), and Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss ($5; thrivemarket.com). And finally, let’s not forget about the hair. Kardashian makes sure she brings the Fatboy Perfect Putty ($20; amazon.com) to give her more texture, the Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($28; sephora.com), and the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Styling Crème ($20; amazon.com) to keep her hair smooth.
8. Khloe Kardashian
The number-one beauty tip is to stay hydrated, according to Khloe’s website. Drinking plenty of water is not enough, however, which is why she uses a rosewater spray to lock in moisture. We have chosen the travel-sized Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater ($7; amazon.com). Other products the 33-year-old keeps handy are the Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($4; target.com), which combats dry lips, heels, and hands, and the Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($35 for 4; amazon.com) to make sure those undereye circles are gone. And finally, she uses an all-purpose eye cream to combat puffiness and fine lines.