I took my first red-eye flight recently and it was sort of a disaster.
I was leaving California, and while I was out there I made sure to keep my “body clock” on east coast time. So, I was up way early, and tired by about 7:00pm.
My flight started out of LAX at midnight and I landed in Atlanta at 7:00am. With the time change, it was about a 4 hour flight. I thought, “SURELY I WILL SLEEP THE ENTIRE TIME” however I actually only slept about 20 minutes.
What did work, however, was my in-flight skincare plan. Since it was the end of the day, and the middle of the night, I knew I didn’t want to have a stitch of makeup on my face.
I use the POND’S Original Wet Cleansing Towelettes at home to remove my makeup and clean my skin, but I just love that they are so portable for situations like these! My other travel tip is to use extra contact lens cases for any cream products, from lotions to liquid foundations. It’s usually the right amount for a quick weekend trip, and the cap will screw on tightly to keep everything from spilling!
Here are the steps I took to prepping my skin for an overnight flight.
- Fold a POND’S Original Wet Cleansing Towelette in half and hold it over your eyes. Letting the cloth sit on stubborn eye makeup makes removing it so much easier! Once your eye makeup is removed, use the rest of the cloth, or an additional one should you need it, to remove the makeup on your face.
- One your skin is dry from the cloth, apply your favorite deeply hydrating cream, like the POND’S Dry Skin Cream or mask!
- Either remove the mask, if you do one, with another POND’S Original Wet Cleaning Towelette, or pat the mask into your face if it doesn’t need to be removed.
- Finish with a bit of eye cream and lip balm!
Do you fly a lot? What is your skincare routine in flight?
this post was created in partnership with POND’S.