A Drink of Water for Your Skin
While you're gulping water, your skin would benefit from a drink as well. It's a good idea to mist your face with Evian spray, or, if you're not a supermodel, a travel-sized spray bottle of tap water will do. Mosturizers will help, too. Sports Illustrated cover girl Rebecca Romijn-Stamo swears by SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, an oil-free moisturizer that is packed with so much H2O, it's practically leaking. Other frequent flyers slather on Prescriptives Flight Cream. This rich lotion not only moisturizes and refreshes, it also gives the skin a temporary face-lift. Once earthbound, this miracle moisturizer can also be used as a five-to-10-minute hydrating mask. Skyhydra, the ultimate high-altitude moisturizer, can be applied in seconds, but works for hours to maintain the skin's firmness and equilibrium in a pressurized cabin.
The Perfect Carry-On
Another travel requisite, besides a good book, is a good travel bag - filled with a bevy of travel-sized products. Origins Come Fly With Me Travel Kit is loaded with miniature airborne essentials: lip balm, on-the-spot gels to relax and uplift, emergency moisturizer and a "sprinkler system" spray bottle for the face. Guerlain's Issima Blue Voyage contains tiny travel treats like in-flight serum, relaxing body oil, recovery night cream and cleanser.
All-in-one products like Lancome's Blush Pommette can be used as a blush, eye shadow and lip color. Clarins new Jewel Highlights Compact comes in a small, space-saving (and face-saving) compact and contains a range of four coordinating eye, cheek and lip colors.
Don't Forget to Dot Your Eyes
Relieve puffiness caused by fatigue and cabin pressure with Pond's Cucumber Eye Treatments. Each little miracle worker looks and smells like the real thing. But you might want to snack on the peanuts instead.
It's not unheard of for an airline to loose luggage. As long as you have a carry-on bag that includes your in-flight survival kit, you'll be able to face any mishap. If, however, you do have a bit of room to spare, bringing aboard a change of clothing - including shoes and accessories - is not a bad idea. You never know.