Skincare expert explains gross reason you 'should never wear make-up on a plane'

Young beautiful businesswoman fixing make up inside the private jet airplane.
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Many travellers enjoy getting dolled up for the airport, donning a new outfit and spending time on their makeup.

After all, it's nice to arrive at your destination looking your best. However, according to skincare expert @dthekorean, "flying is terrible for your skin" and you should avoid wearing makeup on the plane.

In a TikTok video, he explained that instead of applying foundation, concealer, bronzer and other products, passengers should opt for moisturisers. "Going on an airplane is literally one of the worst things you can do to your skin, so here are a couple of tips you can use so you can glow," he advised.

He warned against wearing makeup on a plane as it dries out the skin, causing it to produce more oil to compensate for the dryness, resulting in a pasty look. He also noted after a flight, you may appear "dull and colourless" because being at high altitude restricts blood flow to your face.

A few squats can help restore blood flow throughout the body. He also reminded viewers they're "30,000 feet closer to the sun", making it crucial to wear SPF and close windows when possible.

Meanwhile an ex-cabin crew member agreed with his advice in the comments, writing: "As a former flight attendant, I 100% agree with the sunscreen part! Since we must wear make-up, I have found ways to keep it intact."

Another individual commented: "Not me watching this while wearing make-up on a plane." A third continued: "I've seen people do skincare on the plane but I wasn't sure if that's good because of the air. I read that it just traps the recycled air into your skin."