Traveling Over the Holidays? Your In-Flight Skincare Routine

If you’re hopping on a plane to get to your holiday destination, you’ll surely want to step off that flight looking glowing and glamorous to greet friends and relatives. As a little gift to you, asked Joanna Vargas, celebrity skin care guru to stars like Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, for her best in-flight skin saving secrets.

Is there something you can do before a flight to help your skin?

JV: “I like to prepare well in advance for any vacation or business trip because I can get stressed if I leave everything for the last minute. And as we all know, stress makes a mess of your skin. So try to pack well in advance.”

What can you do in the airport to help prep your face for flight?

JV: “Once I get past security, I buy myself a water. If I’m running late, I order one the moment I sit down. You can also have soda water or green tea. Push the button and ask for seconds if you feel you need it. I do anything to stay hydrated.”

Is there any skin care routine you can do quickly in flight?

“I have two products, My Daily Serum and Rejuvenating Serum, that can be used during a flight to hydrate your skin. Once you land at the hotel, do a hydrating mask.”

What should you pack to keep a good skin routine going while at the hotel or visiting friends? Please don’t tell us to wash with that slimy bar soap on the sink!?

JV: “Your skincare routine is vital, so don’t forget to pack the basics – a face wash, exfoliator, and a moisturizer.”

What’s the one thing that most people forget to pack?

JV: “Sunscreen. This is especially true if you’re going to a beach or a sunny location.”

Since you are what you eat, what can you eat on vacation or on a business trip to help your skin?

JV: “I like to eat a healthy meal. Lean proteins and vegetables work. This gives your body the building blocks to repair itself and the nourishment for great looking skin. If you have a juice bar, order a green juice to load up on antioxidants.”

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Cindy Pearlman is the co-author of several beauty books including “The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets,” “The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets” and “The Beauty Cookbook.”