Cosmetic treats and tips for flying life

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By on Tuesday 15th Jan, 2013 at 12:23

By Patricia Green
Flying is harsh on the skin and we have to look presentable the entire flight. What can be done to make our lives that little bit easier? Here are my top ten tips...

1. Find a good skincare range that suits you best. Flying ages and dries out your skin, so it is best to really look after it now. Personally, I like the Clarins range as it is not too harsh and is herbal based.

2. Keep make-up light and fresh, you will feel much better for it after a long day and it is easy to top up during the turnaround/flight. Mineral make up is great for staying power and feeling light.

3. Facial spritz can just help you freshen up quickly and cool you down. They can be expensive so why not make your own? Just add a drop of lavender and tea tree oil to water and put in a mini sized water spray bottle.

4. A little tin of Vaseline is a great multi-purpose product. You can use it as lip balm, a highlighter on cheekbones and eyebrows and on dry skin patches and cuticles.

5. Feet get sore and tired, so having a cooling foot spray can feel like a luxury and can be sprayed over hosiery.

6. Hands get neglected while flying too, especially if you use anti bacterial hand gel on board. Find a little sample of hand cream to keep onboard.

7. Don’t forget to use sunscreen if you go out in the sun, above SPF 20 is best. Look out for make up that includes SPF and save money!

8. A mini toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag, will help you to feel fresh during a long flight or just after your crew meal.

9. A little sachet of wet wipes in your crew bag will cover all sorts of cosmetic emergencies, so it’s worth having them ready.

10. Dry shampoo in your suitcase can save your life, after a very quick nightstop or staying somewhere where the water is less than peachy. It also smells nice and gives hair some volume, great for hair emergencies.

About Patricia Green:
I have been Cabin Crew for major airlines in the UK and Middle East for six years and also a SCCM. For the last 6 years I have worked as a VIP Flight Attendant working for very high profile clients and world leaders on their private jets. I recently moved to flying on a freelance basis in order to concentrate on working as a freelance instructor as well as setting up as a Cabin Crew Consultant, so that I could advise potential crew how to get their dream job and help experienced crew move from commercial to corporate flying. In response to many requests from fellow crew and students, I have written a series of E-books to help guide new crew with lots of insider advice and useful hints and tips.

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