The Best Way To Spend Your Long Haul Flight

While everyone loves a holiday, most people dread a long flight! Yet, you don't need to fret the experience. It is actually a great time for some R&R.  

When travelling to, from, or even just across Australia - every flight is a long haul flight.

Most people just take the time to watch some movies or TV, nap, or catch up on some reading. But why not use time for a little beauty treatment? 

Cathay Pacific flight manager Margaret Lai has some tips for turning your flight into a mini spa: 

Step One:

Get changed into something comfortable. (If you have a suit or an outfit that gets crushed easily, ask your flight attendant to hang it up for you in the closet.)

Step Two:

Clean your hands by washing them or using disinfecting hand wipes. Always touch your skin with clean hands!

Step Three:

Clean your face with cotton pads and a gentle cleanser or facial wipes.

Step Four:

Apply your toner, serum and eye cream (in that order). Margaret carries a little compact mirror to help check she has applied her products evenly. 

Step Five:

Follow up with a hydration mask. Margaret suggesting using an overnight mask.

"Choose something that looks clear/invisible even when a thick layer is applied," she says. "I would massage on the first layer, then when it absorbs (usually in about five minutes) I would then massage on second, third and fourth layer until it forms a film-like layer on my skin. Your face may look shiny but the layer will hold the moisture in and protect your skin."

Step Six:

Sleep! Sleep is essential to looking your best.

Step Seven:

When it is a really long flight, wipe off the products with a gentle cleanser and repeat the steps.

Step Eight:

An hour before the flight lands, wipe off the products with the cleanser, and prep your skin with toner, serum, moisturizer.  Apply basic make up, if you wish, and get changed. Margaret says: "A tip I’ve learned from years of flying: don’t wait until too late as the lavatory is always be busy 30-40 mins before landing."

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