YOU’LL BE UP THERE FOR UNDER 7 HOURS
Never underestimate the power of makeup, especially concealer, to revive skin after a few restless hours. For an extra boost, brightening serums are absorbed quickly and are effective, and an eye cream will rehydrate dark circles under the eyes.
What to pack: Avon True Colour Skin Goodness CC Cream SPF 25, $16.99. Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift, $95. 16 Brand Gangs Blur Concealer, $19.
YOU’LL BE UP THERE 8+ HOURS
“The most important thing you can do for your skin on a long-haul flight is to moisturiser,” says celebrity facialist and skin expert Jocelyn Petroni. Combat skin dehydration as soon as you take off by slathering your face, hands and lips with super-hydrating emollients to lock in the moisture from the start.
What the pack: Karen Murrell Moisture Stick, $29.95. Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand & Cuticle Cream, $14. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum, $27.99. Antipodes Skin Saviour Balm Mini, $19.90.
YOU’LL BE UP THERE FOR 12+ HOURS
This is the time to fend off those telltale signs of fatigue. Mists instantly refresh, face masks restore and thicker creams lock in that much-needed moisture while you (hopefully) sleep. “I suggest using a deeply hydrating face mask as your moisturiser for long-haul flights,” says Jocelyn.
What to pack: Duit Roll-A-Balm, $12.95. Jurlique Calming Blend Aromatherapy Mist, $35. SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask (six capsules), $154. Aromatherapy Associates Deep Rolox Balm, $38.
RIGHT BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Perk up sallow skin with a light foundation and a few sweeps of bronzer over the entire face. Tired eyes will soon be lifted with a few coats of volumising mascara. Top with a hint of colour on your lips for definition.
What to pack: Savvy Volumising Mascara High Voltage, $8.99. Sportsgirl Babe Balm Lip Balm in Rose, $9.95. Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Nights, $64. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Wipes, $20.99.