How To Get Radiant Skin On A Long Flight

From wheels-up to touchdown, flights can wreak havoc on your skin. Plane air is just plain gross—and drying. Whether traveling for fun or business, with all the time wasted in flight, you want to land with your best foot – and face – forward. Check out these radiant skin tips to help you improve your next long-haul flight and arrive looking like you’ve been relaxing in first class for hours.

Start the night before.

The key is to start early. On the night before a big trip, it’s important to exfoliate your face to remove any dead skin cells that may have been building up. This will also help your skin better absorb all the products you use later, so you can stay more hydrated for longer.

Remove your makeup.

Remove all of your makeup as soon as you board the plane, ideally with a milk-based cleanser so as to nourish at the same time as deep cleansing. If you prefer to do this in your seat you can use a micellar water on a cotton pad instead. I don’t care for makeup remover wipes, they’re just not that great for your skin and the perfectionist in me doesn’t really believe they remove all traces of makeup, dirt and debris.

Moisturize.

After you’ve landed at your destination, it’s time to restore the hydration that the plane ride may have stolen. Slather on a moisturizer or face cream. The SwissZell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum, powerful serum enhances cellular DNA, healing and repairing the skin from within!  packed with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, locking in moisture and leaving you with an instant glow. Follow with SwissZell Eye cream for your eye contour and added skin glam.

Get some sleep.

Sleep is super important to maintaining a great complexion, so take a good quality block out mask with silk or felt lining, earplugs and — my secret that I swear by — personal humidifying breathing mask. It traps and recycles your own moisture in your breath and prevents dehydration and airborne viruses.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to stock your bag with the (travel-size) essentials to get you there looking fresh-faced.

How to Make a Pimple Go Away Fast

You can be doing all the right things to keep your acne under control, when, lo and behold, a zit pops up out of nowhere. And, of course, it happens right when you have a first date, big presentation, wedding, or fill-in-the-blank major event in the next 24 hours. That’s when it’s handy to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are a few things you can do at home to make your pimple go away faster and look less red in the meantime.

Ask Yourself: To Pop or Not to Pop?

When making an action plan for how to make a pimple go away, the first thing you have to decide is whether or not to pop it. The rule of thumb is: If you don’t see a white head, don’t pop it, especially if it’s a big hard pimple lurking under skin’s surface. Popping a pimple before it’s ready will only make matters worse.

On the flipside: If the white head has already reared its ugly head and the blemish is swollen, extracting the contents via careful popping can help make the pimple go away faster and jump-start the recovery process. Refer to our guide above for important tips on how to be gentle on skin while popping a pimple.

Unclog Pores and Soothe Redness

Whether or not you pop the pimple, salicylic acid (also known as BHA) is your next go-to fix for making zits disappear quickly. This superhero ingredient not only keeps blemishes at bay, it also works incredibly fast on active breakouts.

Salicylic acid’s acne-fighting power is twofold: First, it penetrates pores to dissolve oil and other breakout-causing substances, and, second, its soothing properties help minimize the redness that accompanies a blemish. It’s a win-win ingredient to help make pimples go away fast.

Use a salicylic acid exfoliant daily for acne-prone skin, and keep a high-strength spot treatment on-hand to help those occasional, extra-stubborn bumps go down overnight.

What About Removing Pimple Marks?

What do you do once your pimple is gone, but you’re left with an ugly red or brown mark that won’t go away? There’s a trick for that, too: Spot treat with a potent dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C is backed by mounds of research for its ability to help brighten uneven skin tone and minimize red marks. And keep using that salicylic acid exfoliant to further speed fading of pimple marks.