Model Skincare Routine: The Night Flight

Perhaps this one is a little obvious; but you’d be surprised how many people don’t cleanse and then moisturise when they fly long-haul. It’s probably more important to do a proper cleanse when flying than at any other time, because you need to moisturise well and you don’t want to be moisturising over a load of grime and makeup!

Flying fairly frequently long-haul (and more frequently short-haul), I have these little routines that I get into when I’m settling down for the sleepy part. I rarely get any actual sleep, even if I’m lucky enough to be in a nice big seat or bed, but I still treat my skin as though it’s night time. I’m sure it helps a bit with jet lag too, psychologically. It’s relaxing and soothing and a nice little ritual to make you feel homely and safe. Which is important when you’re on the go and your body clock is all over the place!

Models are usually absolute pros when it comes to in-flight beauty; more often than not, they have to get straight off a flight and do a shoot, so looking after the old face is a bit of a necessity. I’d like to say “steer clear of the alcohol” like every in-flight magazine tells you, but I reckon that’s just the airlines being cheap with the wine!


Seriously, it probably is best to stay away from the triple vodka and sodas, but if you’re like me, you’ll find that long-haul flights are one of the only times you can truly relax without feeling guilty, like you should be doing something useful. A couple of glasses of wine and guilt-free movie-watching is the pinnacle of luxury for me! (Just make sure you drink one of those 500ml bottles of water for every glass of wine. And an extra for good luck.)

Back to beauty. You’ll see some rather fabulous little Omorovicza minis in this video – they saved my skin when I was away! I don’t usually take Omorovicza abroad because the packaging is so luxe and heavy, so I am ever indebted to the Omorovicza trial kit with it’s plastic-packagied beauties!

I used wipes in this video because they were the most convenient thing. I’m not vastly enamoured with wipes; there are about 101 better ways to cleanse, but they are pretty handy when you’re on the move. I really like these ones from Klorane and there are a few others that I get on with, but in general I try to steer clear. So much better to have a proper, deep cleanse – but then I’m sort of dubious about the on-board water, too. Where’s that been? Where does it go? How many urethras has it passed through before you wash your face with it?


It’s another voice-over vid I’m afraid – I couldn’t sit there jabbering away to myself, not with Gary Newman over in the next seat. Or so I was informed. It all goes down in Air New Zealand Premium Economy, I tell you! On the way out to L.A. I was in Business class and I won’t even start to reveal the things that happen on those flat beds!


Product info and links are below the video pane – any questions, leave them in the comments! Do you fly regularly? Have any little routines or habits, beauty-wise?

Omorovicza Travel Kit:
Nip + Fab Lip Balm:
Pai Echium Eye Cream:
Murad Sensitive Serum:
Avene Soothing Serum:

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