Whether you are sipping champagne in business class or are squeezed next to a stranger for 14-hours in economy, flying takes it toll. We asked four of Britain's leading beauty experts for their beauty and wellness tips so you can arrive like a true high flier.
1. Lily Pebbles
The London-based beauty vlogger - catapulted from student to social media star with 250k Instagram followers - travels the world giving her honest and comprehensive reviews.
How often do you travel?
I'm very lucky to travel quite a bit. Working for myself means I can work anywhere and I love the sort of content I can create whilst travelling. My favourite place I've ever visited is Thailand, but my quick weekend escape destination is the south of France.
What would we find in your clear plastic bag at check-in?
For a short-haul flight, not much, just a hand cream and lip balm. For a long-haul flight I like to have my This Works Stress Less rollerball to sniff when I’m nervous, a collection of hydrating skincare, while a refreshing face mist like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a nice pick me up throughout the flight. I get so dehydrated on flights that my skin and hair also dries out so I try to keep everything well hydrated. A big bottle of water is essential! I always take a comfy pair of socks to change into.
What do you do pre-flight?
I make sure to drink lots of water and try and make sure my skin is in good condition. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a great serum to use in the evenings a week before flying as it’ll really prep you skin.
What do you pack in your carry-on?
My laptop, hard drive, camera (to film take off), magazines, noise cancelling headphones, sweets, water, travel sickness pills.... the list really does go on! I take a huge handbag and fill it with all my essentials. I like to use clear bags for toiletries (Muji do the best ones) so I can see everything and grab it quickly.
Who does the best sunglasses?
I always go back to Ray Ban - their styles just seem to suit me better than any other brand.
Samsonite cases are great because they are lightweight. I find some cases weigh loads before you even put anything in them.
And what do you do when you preparing to land?
About 45 minutes before landing I like to take some time for myself in the bathroom. I brush my teeth with a fold-up travel toothbrush, sort out my hair and get changed if I need to. I’m not the best flyer, so I’d usually not go straight out but if I had to I’d just go for the minimal “just got off a plane” look!
What are your tips for holiday nails?
I usually either get a gel polish manicure or just a regular manicure. Even the regular manicures last longer than if I were to do it myself. I also tend to go for a colour that goes with everything on my nails and something brighter and fun on my toes.
And what scent do you love to wear?
I love to take the travel-size bottle of Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay cologne as the fragrance is fresh and fruity.
Finally, what are your tips for sharing your holiday on social media?
Amp up the 'saturation' and 'structure' . It will really brighten the colour of the sea and sky - it looks beautiful!