HOW YOUR SKIN REACTS IN AN AIRPLANE CABIN
YOU SUCCEEDED. YOU BREEZED THROUGH SECURITY WITHOUT INCIDENT, MADE SURE TO BRING ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION, AND ARE NOW SITTING IN THE STUFFY AIRPLANE CABIN, GETTING READY TO TAKE OFF. AS THE PLANE APPROACHES THE RUNWAY AND ACCELERATES, YOU CAN PRACTICALLY FEEL THE RUMBLE OF THE JET ENGINE IN YOUR BONES. AS THE AIRCRAFT TAKES OFF, YOU EXPERIENCE THAT STRANGE SENSATION OF WEIGHTLESSNESS AND SEE THE GROUND BELOW YOU RAPIDLY SHRINK FROM LIFE-SIZE TO BITE- SIZED. ON AN EFFORT TO GET SOME REST, YOU RECLINE IN YOUR CHAIR, BUT YOU HAVE TROUBLE DOZING OFF BECAUSE YOUR SKIN IS ITCHY. LITERALLY, YOU DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN.
HIGH AND DRY
When we fly, one of the main problems we experience is how dry our skin becomes. The "sweet spot" for plane altitude is often between 35,000 and 42,000 feet. This achieves the ideal balance between having little air resistance and having enough oxygen for the engines to run. But on a personal level, this altitude is terrible for our skin. Between 40% and 70% of humidity is the "sweet spot" for our skin. However, the typical humidity level in an airplane cabin is 20%. The outcome? Skin that is dry and scratchy. What can you do to stop this, you ask? Throughout the flight, especially if it's a lengthy one, make sure to hydrate frequently. Avoid using any kind of hydrating mist because they simply evaporate too quickly to do any benefit for your skin. And although while we know it's difficult (especially if you're already in vacation mode), try to limit the use of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages if you can.Caffeine and alcohol both cause you to become dehydrated. Preventing dehydration will protect your skin and help you avoid headaches.
The adversary of skin that looks younger is UV radiation. In fact, accidental exposure— which does not occur when you are purposefully sunbathing—is responsible for a very high percentage of premature skin aging. Incidental exposure can happen while you're aboard an airplane. You are 30,000 feet closer to the sun when flying. Due to the fact that only around 50% of UVA rays are blocked by airplane windshields, airline pilots actually have a higher risk of acquiring skin cancer. These UV rays cause DNA damage in cells, which causes wrinkles, brown spots, and other visual indications of aging to appear earlier than they otherwise would. You can draw the shade to cover your skin when seated by a window. Even while it might seem insignificant, it can have a significant impact, especially if you travel frequently.
We are all aware of how exhausting flying can be. Due to the altitude and low humidity levels, stress can also make you feel downright miserable and lose your natural shine. The absence of moisture in the recycled cabin air contributes to the dreaded blotchiness, and the high altitude also results in decreased blood flow to the skin. It isn't the ideal situation for your skin. Get out of your seat and move about as much as possible to promote blood flow and restore your shine. Give your face a great moisturizing mask so you land feeling bright and cheery rather than a dreary, blotchy mess.
You feel bloated and puffy as a result of the high altitude, inactivity, and salty snacks. Your body can't get rid of toxins the same way it usually does at high altitudes, and the lower oxygen levels cause your body's gases to expand. You consequently have a feeling of impending water balloon burst. Additionally, fluid and blood accumulate in the skin around your eyes, causing it to become itchy and puffy and making you appear even more exhausted than you actually are. However, keep calm.There aren't many things you can do to stop or lessen this suffering, which seems unavoidable. Avoid eating meals that are hard to digest the day before your flight and especially stay away from them while you're flying. This will aid in boosting blood and fluid flow, which will minimize swollen skin and restore that healthy shine. Regardless, it will assist in preparing your intestines for digestion. Bloating, good-bye!
As if dry, puffy skin wasn't enough, the stress of traveling and the lack of moisture can lead to some nasty breakouts. The pressure of trying to remember everything from passports and chargers to what to wear if the weather changes drastically can cause your skin to produce excess oil, which leads to more breakouts. Then, once you're up in the air, your skin goes into overdrive and produces even more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. Keep the stress of traveling to a minimum by staying organized. Plan well in advance of your journey, and keep all of your important documents (passports, flight information, boarding passes, etc.) somewhere safe and easily accessible. Be sure to pack plenty of moisturizers (remember to respect the security restrictions for your carry-on) in your toiletry bag and put it somewhere where you can easily get to it during the flight. The more hydrated you can keep your skin, the less it will feel the need to overcompensate with your body's natural oils. We’re going to say it again because it's so important: keep drinking water. Stay hydrated and your skin will thank you.
A PERSON’S HEALTH AND MIND MIGHT BE SEVERELY DAMAGED SURING AN AIRPLANE FLIGHT. IT’S LITERALLY DRIER THAN THE SAHARA DESERT INSIDE THE CLAUSTROPHOBIC CONFINES OF AN AIRLINE CABIN. THE FOOD TASTES STRANGE, YOUR HEAD HURTS, AND YOU GET THE SENSATION THAT ANY SECOND YOUR SKIN COULD START TO COME OFF. BUT IF YOU STICK TO THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, YOU’LL BE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO A LOT MORE ENJOYABLE FLIGHT, AND YOUR SKIN WILL BE GLOWING AND HEALTHY AS A RESULT!
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