Any jet-setting gal knows all too well the drying effect of airplane air coupled with the stress of getting to flights on time. Let’s be real — at the end of it all, your skin is left feeling more like you got a one-way ticket to the Sahara than a ride to a fab summer getaway. That’s why we’re especially glad that some of Hollywood’s loveliest ladies are eager to share their secrets to how they hop off a plane looking fresh-faced. To protect your complexion from post-travel dullness, snag these 12 celebrity-recommended, in-flight remedies.
1. Victoria Beckham: Since we really, really, really want skin as luminous as Posh’s, we’ll take her word that Dr. Lancer The Method Travel Collection for Face ($135) — a travel-friendly skincare line created by her LA dermatologist — is as great as she says. As she spilled to Elle, Lancer is the genius who solved her skincare woes once and for all.
2. Vanessa Williams: Dry plane air leaves our eyes looking about as jet-lagged as we feel, which is why Williams revealed on her Instagram that she travels with Clear Eyes Redness Relief ($3). It’s like a cool refresher for your eyes.
3. Kim Kardashian: Ever since Bustle unlocked the benefits Kim K. reaps from her silky pillow case, we’ve been antsy to give it a whirl. Catch some much-needed shut-eye on your next flight in Mrs. West style, with a SHHH Silk White Marble Travel Size Pillow ($149). It’ll keep your strands frizz-free and your skin smooth and hydrated.
4. Kristen Bell: Bell spilled to InStyle that she slurps nutrient-enhanced, skin-firming water while in-flight to fend off dehydrated skin. Take a page from her book by adding some bonus goodness to your water with Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Anti-Aging Dietary Supplement ($48) for the same skin-boosting effect.
5. Jennifer Lopez: The Shades of Blue star’s habit of using SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($17 each) when globetrotting inspired Chrissy Teigen to do the same, according to Travel + Leisure. The two stars’ makeup artist, Kate Best, advises all of her clients to don these ah-mazing masks in-flight, and if J.Lo trusts ’em, we def do too.
6. Paris Hilton: Telegraph UK quoted the socialite sharing that Patchology Travel Size Flash Patch Eye Gels ($15 for five) are a *must* during travel. Hilton adores eye patches so much that they’re part of her daily beauty ritual, so it’s fair to say she knows what’s good.
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7. Behati Prinsloo: We’ll take beauty tips from Adam Levine’s wife and model any day. She told Popsugar that she keeps her face hydrated using Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($24) while up in the clouds.
8. Molly Sims: Squalane oil hydrates, soothes, and protects the skin with minimal risk of clogging your pores. That’s why Sims uses Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil ($32), the creator of the eponymous skincare line proudly shared on her blog.
9. Alessandra Ambrosio: The model knows that nothing brightens and evens your skin like a whopping dose of vitamin C. Popsugar learned that Ambrosio relies on The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother ($29) to quickly deliver the skin-protecting antioxidant during travel.
10. Alexa Chung: Weleda Skin Food ($13) is a celebrity-beloved moisturizing powerhouse that comes in handy when you jet frequently. Designed to soften ultra-dry areas like elbows, Chang puts it right on her face, according to Beauty Editor.
11. John Mayer: Hollywood’s resident heartbreaker keeps his pout performance-ready with Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($7), according to Women’s Health. The cult-classic balm will make parched lips smooth and kissable when in-transit.
12. Katy Perry: Perry dished to InStyle that she uses Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($22) to keep her flyaways on lock after landing. The volumizing spray will basically eliminate the words “bad hair day” from your vocabulary.
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