Should You Wear Makeup While Flying? The Answer Might Surprise You

Is wearing makeup the best choice for your skin when it’s time for takeoff? The short answer is no. 

Most dermatologists recommend you fly with a fresh, well-moisturized face for a few reasons.

Planes have only about 20% humidity, making skin dryer. Dryer skin leads it to overproduce oil.

When oil mixes with heavy foundations, along with the dirt and environmental debris — you’re creating the perfect environment for a post-flight breakout.

If you aren’t comfortable rolling through the airport sans makeup, try a non-comedogenic tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.  

It will give you coverage without the heaviness of regular foundation.

If you’re up for taking your next flight bare-faced, be sure to prep your skin before boarding with hyaluronic acid and sun protection.

The most important thing to remember is to hydrate from the inside out by drinking lots of water and eating well. 

If you’re prone to post-flight breakouts, washing your face the moment you arrive at your hotel or Airbnb could be a good remedy.

Don’t forget to stick to your skincare regime. You might be tempted to fall asleep without washing off the day, but your skin will thank you if you do.

Before you take off,

make sure you take your face off