How To Care For Sensitive Skin During Flights

Upgrade your toiletry set with these soothing products for sensitive skin.

1 — Belo SunExpert’s Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 and PA++++ with Tone Adapt Technology does exactly as its name suggests—protect and tone—and comes in a travel-friendly tube (₱169.75 for 10ml); available at supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. 

2 — Lush’s Superbalm Scalp Treatment—fortified with lavender oil, rose absolute and blue chamomile oil—helps to calm and condition itchy buildups (₱995 for 45g); available at boutiques at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center and TriNoma.

3 — Nippon Esthetic’s antibacterial White Ginger Hand Spray, infused with aloe vera, keeps your hands soft and squeaky-clean on the go (₱100 for 50ml); IG: @nipponph 

4 — Burt’s Bees’ Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment contains ceramides that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and condition chapped lips — even as you sleep (₱395 for 7.08g);

5 — Burt’s Bees’ Tinted Lip Balm (here in rose) is 100% natural and provides a tint of color, as well as all-day lip hydration (₱545 for 4.25g);

6 — OIAM Natural Essentials’ Aloe There, Smooth Skin! Soothing Emulsion is packed with natural ingredients and a signature essential-oil blend, which help to moisturize dry patches and stretch marks. It’s best used after a bath, a shave or sun exposure (₱295 for 50g);

7 — Johnson’s Cornstarch Baby Powder is an all-natural alternative to talc products. It absorbs sweat and helps prevent chafing, keeping you rash-free (₱202 for 200g); available at supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. Tip! Transfer loose powder to a travel-sized Beabi powder case for convenience (₱80 for 30ml);

Ask the expert!

Q: How do I keep my lips from drying out when I travel?

A: A dry cabin atmosphere, drastic changes in weather, and constant sun exposure may all dehydrate the skin. Here’s a daily routine to keep your lips from being chapped:

  • Soften your lips by cleansing them with a moisturizing solution
  • Gently exfoliate them using a wet washcloth or soft toothbrush
  • Apply an emollient layer with a lip balm—try Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, which works just as well on other dry spots such as your elbows, nails and cuticles
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day

— Mickey See, makeup artist to the stars; IG: @mickeysee

Written by

Pierra Calasanz Labrador

Photographed by

Toto Labrador

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