Ever stepped off a long flight and felt like your skin just went on a Sahara adventure? We’ve all been there. The altitude and cabin air can be real troublemakers, leaving your skin feeling dry—a less-than-ideal situation upon arrival at your destination.

We hear you! We recently came across a TikTok video from dermatologist, @dermguru, who shared her top in-flight tips for maintaining refreshed skin during the journey.

So, if you’re gearing up for a trip, read on because these tips could potentially work wonders for your skin, ensuring it looks and feels its best!

Lower The Window Shade


Cruising at 30,000 feet exposes you to as much radiation in an hour as a 20-minute tanning bed session! It’s crucial to shield yourself from unnecessary sunlight.

Opt For Compression Stockings On Long Flights


If you’re aiming for quality sleep without the leg puffiness, consider compression socks your new travel bestie. They aid in preventing lower leg swelling and the development of varicose veins.

Hydrate Your Skin With Moisturising Products

Flying is exceptionally dehydrating due to low humidity. To combat this, she adopts a strategy that leaves her skin looking as radiant as a glazed donut!

Start with a water spray and seal the hydration in with petroleum jelly.


Apply a thick coat of Vaseline on your lips and face.

Apply Sunscreen And Lock In The Hydration

Even at 30,000 feet, sunscreen is non-negotiable.


Apply sunscreen generously, then seal the deal with a sheet mask.


Now that you know these tips, pack your stuff and get ready for a great flight. No need to worry about dry skin — your skin is going to glow when you land!

Featured image credit: @dermguru/TikTok.