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Text and Photo from ZCOOP Singapore | 14 March 2017
You always start out your trip looking fresh, but by the time you walk out of the airport, you feel less of yourself, and more like a prune . It's important to remember that this is not an inevitable condition, and with the right steps, you can feel like a better version of yourself!

The plane is a very unnatural environment that doesn't bode well for our skin. It's a pressurised cabin that's very dry because of the unusually low levels of humidity. This causes the moisture in our skin to evaporate quickly, making dry skin an issue regardless of the flight duration.

Water keep our bodies hydrated and helps to flush the toxins out before we put anything else in our bodies

Those with dry skin will sometimes notice that skin either becomes slightly inflamed or flaky. On the other hand, if you have combination skin, you may experience oilier skin, as your skin produces more oil to lubricate dehydrated skin.

1. Stay hydrated

We know that beauty isn't skin deep, what's inside truly reflects on the outside. So remember to keep your bodies hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to the trip.

Experts recommend drinking up to two cups of water per hour to stay hydrated.

2. Exfoliate gently and moisturise 

If you have the time, going for a facial in advance would probably be a good idea. Otherwise, home facials would be helpful too. Either way, exfoliating the skin gently to get rid of accumulated dead skin cells and unclogging pores go a long way in helping to prevent breakouts.

After this, remember to pamper your skin with moisturiser and to pack a small amount (less than 100ml) for the flight.

3. Wear little or no makeup 

For fear of stepping out of the airport looking like a zombie, some of us decide that we want to wear makeup to hide those dark eye circles and redness on our skin.

However, the caveat of having makeup on at all is that dry air will suck the moisture out of it, making your skin look cakey and accentuate the wrong kind of lines - wrinkles. More importantly, you can't apply your moisturiser or put on a mask to hydrate your skin if you've got foundation on.

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