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In-flight skin care for jetsetters

As we jet off to explore new destinations, our excitement often overshadows the toll air travel can take on our skin. Long-haul flights. Recycled cabin air. Bacteria. Climate changes. All these can leave our skin feeling dry, dull, and fatigued. But fear not, wanderers, the secret to arriving at your destination with a radiant glow lies in in-flight self care.

The Airplane Effect – Battling Cabin Dryness When you’re 30 000 feet in the air, your skin faces a formidable opponent – cabin dryness. The low humidity levels inside an airplane cabin can lead to skin dehydration, leaving it feeling tight, itchy, and parched. This is where in-flight natural skin care comes to the rescue. By incorporating products that nourish and hydrate your skin during the flight, you can combat the moisture-zapping effects of the airplane environment and feel fabulous and refreshed when arriving at your destination.

Sky-High Stress Relief – Self Care on the Fly Air travel can be stressful, with long queues, tight schedules, and the general chaos of navigating airports. Pampering your skin with natural products during the flight not only helps your skin, but it also provides a calming and luxurious self-care experience. Indulging in a mini skincare routine can become a therapeutic escape amidst the hustle and bustle, helping you arrive at your destination with a refreshed state of mind and fully hydrated skin.

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Power of Natural Ingredients

Harnessing the Earth’s Bounty In-flight natural skin care harnesses the power of Mother Nature’s finest ingredients. Natural products are often rich in antioxidants, superfoods, vitamins, and minerals that protect and rejuvenate the skin. So it makes sense to look for skincare items infused with nourishing elements like jojoba oil, rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, cocoa butter, baobab oil and shea butter. These gentle, plant-based ingredients soothe and replenish your skin, bringing out its natural radiance.
Carry-On Essentials – Your Skincare Survival Kit. To ensure you’re armed with the right arsenal for your skin’s well-being, here’s a list of carry-on essentials for in-flight natural skincare:

A hydrating facial mist. A refreshing mist infused with botanical extracts instantly revives tired skin and adds a surge of moisture. It also peps up your weary travel hormones, making the flight a lot more enjoyable.

Mini masks. These travel-friendly gems deliver a concentrated dose of hydration and nutrients, leaving your skin plump and glowing. Simply apply after your meal, leave on while watching your favourite movie, then remove with a damp cloth.

Multi-purpose balm. A versatile balm acts as a lip moisturizer, cuticle conditioner, and even an emergency under-eye hydrator.

Travel-sized moisturiser. Opt for a soothing, non-comedogenic moisturiser that locks in hydration without clogging pores.

Herbal tea. Sip on soothing herbal teas during the flight to stay hydrated from within and promote overall well-being. Try to avoid alcohol as it can severely dry out skin.


In-flight natural skin care isn’t just good for your skin, it’s good for the environment too! Embracing sustainable beauty practices while travelling can reduce your carbon footprint. Look for products packaged in eco-friendly materials or opt for refillable travel containers to minimise waste. By choosing natural and sustainable skincare options, you can indulge in a guilt-free skincare routine that’s both good for you and the planet.

In-flight travel sets

The Eco Diva Full Face Mini Collection Set – everything you need on your travels R1045 • The Ultimate Trio Mini Collection Set R4453 • The Man-Grooming Collection Set R550. All from


Text: Nicole Sherwin, Eco Diva Natural

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