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The effects of flying can be very disruptive to your body’s sleep patterns, circulation, and digestive system. The cabin pressure dries your skin out, eyes get puffy and skin needs an emergency energy boost.

Follow this simple plan to sail through TSA regulations and save your frequent flying face in the process…


Apply a time-released moisturizing cream to face such as Clinique Total Turnaround Cream to keep your complexion hydrated.

Carry a rich lotion for the body like the travel size of DDF Glycolic Body Lotion – apply generously before you dress when you get ready to travel to keep the skin moist. Reapply to exposed skin a few times during the flight.

Dove Body Wipes can be a lifesaver to take the place of a quick shower upon arrival to keep you feeling fresh – and wipes don’t count towards your liquid allotment.

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Lips are particularly susceptible to moisture loss and get chapped during flying. Remember that most lip gloss in a tube or a tub can technically be considered a “liquid” subject to the 3-1-1 rule and will have to be tucked into your one ounce Ziploc. So look for solid hydrating balms – such as the old standby Rosebud Salve that comes in the retro tins.

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Lug a travel sized toothbrush and/or pocket sized mouthwash packets for morning breath and to make sure you’re covered in case of endless delays. Colgate Wisps are fab – single use and tiny.

As pressurized cabins dehydrate the skin, drink water instead and lots of it. Bring along a purse-size Caudalie Cleansing Water To Go to refresh your face and chest throughout the flight.

Don’t wear heavy makeup that can settle into pores during the ride. Apply lightly when you are ready to land. If your skin is oily, try Bobbi Brown Oil Blotting Sheets that fit into your makeup bag and remove residue and surface grime.

Bring a hair clip, barrettes or band to freshen up hair that’s been flattened and may be static when you arrive. We love Ted Gibson Hairsheets, single use hair towelettes that help smooth away frizz.

Use a firming eye gel to soothe puffy bags before landing. Clarins Eye Contour Gel can help tighten up and freshen up saggy tired eyes, and comes in a teeny tube.

Don’t forget your nails that can split from dry air. Work your precious 3 ounces of hand cream into both your hands and nails – Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream comes in at 2.5 ounces and is loaded with polyphenols and a delicate orange scent.

3.4 Ounces Never Looked So Good

Does your bathroom look like a crystal meth lab? A collection of little plastic bottles and jars, medicine droppers, funnels and other paraphernalia can make you feel like you are repeating high school chemistry. If you need to dispense 3.4 ounces of your must have “liquids”, look for these TSA approved organizers for all your beauty needs.

Just fill them up and go!

  • Bobbi Brown Empties
  • Muji
  • Ricky’s
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Container Store

*select products from this story were gifted

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