Refinery29 January 2018

Is wearing makeup on an aeroplane actually that bad for your skin? Journalist Jacqueline Kilikita and the team at Refinery29 asked me this very question recently. To see what I had to say on the matter, click on the link below.

To be absolutely clear, I am not recommending that you do wear makeup when you fly. My advice is to always stick to your normal skincare routine whenever and wherever practical. So, it's not a disaster if you wear makeup on a short-haul flight and I wouldn't have thought that this should be particularly detrimental to your skin health in the bigger picture. You won't, however, find any Dermatologist who says it's okay to sleep with your makeup on and, to my mind, the same applies for removing your makeup before you go to sleep on a long-haul flight.

If you can't face the idea of boarding barefaced, opt for non-comedogenic products if your skin is prone to breakouts. Lightweight, hydrating tinted moisturisers or BB creams are your best bet if your skin gets dry when you fly. Happy reading!

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