Your flight and accommodations are booked, your bags packed and now you’re ready to hop on that plane and head straight to whatever your idea of summer paradise may be.
Knowing what to wear to fly in, as well ensuring you look fresh and beautiful both in the air and when you land are easy when you follow the advice of the experts. Stylist Cher Coulter recommends layering breathable basics—cotton T-shirts, light wool sweaters—over tight, stretchy jeans, which maintain their shape after hours of sitting.
Finish with a drapey scarf or pashmina shawl, which can double as a blanket, and slip-on ankle boots. "Wear a shoe that needs a sock," she says. "There's nothing worse than going barefoot through security." High altitudes can affect your skin much more than you may realize.
Legendary make-up artist Jillian Dempsey says that carrying concealer and a cheek stain in your bag can save you from looking pasty. "The color always drains from my face when I fly," she says.
Dempsey takes it one step further by recommending you invest in a travel-friendly, make-up palette that contains everything you will need right at your fingertips.
Forgoing foundation in favor of allowing your skin to breathe is a good idea, but if the idea is unthinkable for you fear not.
Celebrity makeup artist A.J. Crimson recommends putting on a primer first -- a silicone-based liquid or cream that puts a layer of protection between skin and makeup. It will help foundation and blush last longer and help keep your skin from becoming dehydrated.
To refresh your makeup use a mister of mineral water and add a dab of moisturizer advises Los Angeles makeup artist Beth Binder. Maximizing your moisture during the flight involves more than just ordering cocktails from the flight attendant. "High altitudes are super-drying," says Dempsey, who advises you spritz your skin with a hydrating mist a couple of times during the flight.
Applying an intense moisturizer the night before you are going to fly is the first line of defense in saving your skin from the Sahara effect. According to beauty expert Risi-Leanne Baranza, this will help increase hydration in your skin before you're exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure.
“To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen