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12 ways to look good on a long-haul flight

Virgin Atlantic's in-flight style and beauty tips on how to stay looking fresh and hyrdrated during a flight en route to your summer holiday destination

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2 Jul 2013 | 02:55 pm
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Hydration

1. Drink at least one litre of water before, during and after your flight. Electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade and Sportade are also great options to keep your body hydrated

2. Use a hydrating facial spray throughout the flight and make sure the spray contains essential oils or other hydrating properties as a standalone water spray will dry your skin

Hair

3. Invest in some Moroccan Oil and use on your hair before you travel and also during your holiday. It nourishes and protects your hair and stops it drying out onboard and in the sun

4. To keep your hair effortlessly glamorous, use Elnett hairspray as it will keep any style in place but without giving that stiff feeling

5. Get into the holiday spirit and perfect the beach hair look with Bumble & Bumble surf spray mixed with 10p size of Brylcreem

Skin

6. Exfoliate your skin the night before you fly. The fine abrasive cream will remove dead skin cells allowing for better penetration of hydrating skincare products. Apply a generous layer of moisturiser and get a good night sleep

7. Bare if you dare! Board the flight with clean moisturised skin or remove make up with facial wipes during the flight. Reapply moisturiser all over your face, neck and décolletage each time you get a fresh glass of water. A great product to carry is Bio Oil as it can be used on the face and body

8. If like our crew you need to be fully made up then we recommend bare Minerals concealer and foundation. This make up gives great coverage yet allows your skin to breath. It also contains zinc oxide which calms the skin

Eyes

9. Visit a reputable salon and have your eyelashes tinted. This will give your lashes colour, length and volume and can last for up to 12 weeks

Lips

10. Virgin Atlantic airline and bare Minerals are giving passengers a taste of the high life with the creation of a bespoke lip product in shade ‘Upper Class Red’ – launched this year to mark the airline’s redesigned Upper Class cabin. The striking lipcolour is available for pre order and home delivery through Virgin Atlantic’s Retail Therapy offering www.retailtherapyshopping.com

11. Use a really good lip balm and apply it regularly. Vaseline lip therapy sun protection is great and can be used on its own and under lipstick.

12. Try applying Lip balm to your cuticles to keep your nails hydrated

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