Think hydration and SPF.

Its’ not everyday you get the ultimate beauty tips from the woman responsible for Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Huda Kattan and Irina Shayk’s glowing skin.

 

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Dr Barbara Sturm is known for her non-surgical anti-ageing treatments and methods for rejuvenating the skin – remember the vampire facial? She also has a successful skincare line so you can get all the scientific benefits at home.

Below she shares her go-to skincare advice for airplane travel and it’s super simple to follow.

“Skin hydration and strengthening your skin barrier function is always important, but absolutely essential when travelling,” she says. “My overarching travel tips mirror my skincare philosophy. Combat rather than promote inflammation, boost skin barrier function, promote skin regeneration, and ensure constant hydration at both surface and deeper skin layers.”

 

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Be Anti-Bacterial

Airplanes are inevitably germ labs. Keep your hands clean in general, and always before applying products on a flight. Arrive on the flight with a pH balanced skin, using my Balancing Toner keep the skin’s natural germ-resistant acid mantle robust.

Seal in the moisture

My Face Cream is a product I always have with me on the plane. It keeps your skin hydrated and firm throughout and also acts as an intensive regeneration treatment. It strengthens the skin membrane so it’s a perfect protector and simple moisturizer for plane rides.

 

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Boost your skin barrier function

My Hyaluronic Serum contains ingredients that reduce the visible signs of inflammation and replenishes both superficial and deeper moisture reservoirs, noticeably improving the skin matrix. High concentration Hyaluronic Acid has been clinically studied for its boosting effect to the natural skin barrier function, which is so important on a flight.

Protect against the sun

Damaging UV rays penetrate airplane windows, so keep your shades down and wear broad spectrum SPF 50. A recent study showed shockingly higher incidences of skin and other cancers for long haul pilots.

 

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Hydration

Keep your whole body hydrated during the flight. I drink water, avoid alcohol and the salty airplane food, use my Anti-Aging Body Cream, also use my Face Mask mid-flight, and leave it on once it soaks into the skin. It protects, soothes and hydrates.

 

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Stopping over in London? Give your skin much-needed TLC at ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel that recently introduced six exclusive facials curated by the famed dermatologist. 

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