How To Stay Fresh on Planes

Want to feel fresh when you step off a plane? Don’t we all. It’s like in the Sex and the City series finale where Carrie is headed to Paris and says “I want to arrive stunning and impossibly fresh-looking.” And then she does. Actually she looks even better when she arrives…it’s annoying.

Despite what you’ve heard, there are ways to put great skincare and beauty routines into practice while sky high – as daunting as the task may seem. With a holiday weekend upon us, we’ve gathered tips from our tastemakers. This is what they said they won’t travel without…

Louise Roe: “Avocado. I even carry one on planes – people look at me like I’m a lunatic. But it keeps my skin plumped and hydrated.”

Olivia Chantecaille: “I can’t travel without my Jasmine and Lily Healing Emulsion made to keep my skin hydrated and balanced, my Pure Rosewater that I spray constantly, a cashmere wrap from Brunello Cucinelli, and a good probiotic to help my system adapt to different countries.”

Jamie Rosen:I am also that person on the plane slathering on creams and gels, foot lotion and socks. I always bring Yes To Carrots face wash wipes, RMS Beauty pots of concealerbronzer, and blushEstée Lauder Zero Smudge mascara (the only one that never leaves dark rings of black under your eyes) and the Valmont Prime Renewing Pack.”

Alicia Silverstone: “I always bring Ume plums, in case I need to balance out some naughty food or too much salt.”

Lori Goldstein: “My facial sprays. I have a whole regiment. I have my toothbrush – brushing your teeth on the plane is really refreshing – and then I have all my sprays, like aromatic, gorgeous lavender. I can’t even imagine someone would get upset [when I spray them]. I need that energized space. I kind of claim the whole cabin.”

Christene Barberich: “A tiny spray bottle of Neal’s Yard Rose Water.”

Chelsea Leyland:Lucas Papaw ointment and Leilani Bishop oils

Hilary Rhoda: “My Estée Lauder ‘Hydrationist’ cream.”