Did you know that the typical airplane cabin air has around 12% humidity? To put that into perspective, the Sahara Desert averages 25% humidity. But before your beautiful face gets all dry and spotty I have a super simple, 30-second DIY rosewater facial mist for you. Just pop it into your carry-on and you’re good to go.
I have combination, blemish-prone skin and I use this face mist every day after cleansing followed by moisturizer or oil to seal it in. The extra moisture helps balance oil production and the calming ingredients soothe any red patches. For travel, it’s a no-brainer. If you limit alcohol, keep your face clean and hydrated, drink TONS of water and spritz on the regular, you may actually arrive at your destination looking fresh as a daisy.
On the day of travel, arrive at the airport with clean, makeup-free skin. Keep this spray on hand (make sure your bottle is under 3 ounces) and mist away throughout the flight. Bonus: It smells amazing!
DIY Moisturizing Rosewater Facial Mist
1 oz rosewater or rosewater + which hazel toner (see below)
4 drops Argan oil
3 drops lavender
Rosewater + Witch Hazel
Rosewater is known for soothing, toning, hydrating and reducing bacteria on the skin. I personally love Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe toner. Anti-inflammatory witch hazel and calming aloe pack an extra-beautifying punch. You can use pure rosewater if you prefer, just be careful to avoid brands with alcohol, which is incredibly drying and irritating.
Argan oil’s high vitamin E and linoleic acid content helps fight acne and smooth skin while antioxidants protect against free radicals. The rosewater hydrates and the Argan oil seals in moisture so it’s not whisked away in the dry cabin air.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender inhibits the over-excretion of sebum and aids healing. Plus its scent can help reduce anxiety and aids sleep—a big bonus on those long-haul flights.
Mix in a travel-friendly spray container and spritz yourself to calm, refreshed skin all the way to your destination. Au revoir!