Skincare expert issues warning to people who wear makeup on the plane

If possible, he advised not to wear to make-up when travelling by airplane
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A skincare expert had some brutally honest advice for those who like to travel wearing makeup.

David Kim has garnered a substantial following on social media, thanks to his savvy insights and expertise into the beauty industry. The-34-year-old catapulted to fame in early 2020 and is unwavering in his mission to guide people towards perfect skin.

And in a recent post, the American influencer took to TikTok to share his perspective on why flying can wreak havoc on your skin. Addressing his impressive 506,100 followers under the username dthekorean, he advised: "Being on an airplane is literally one of the worst things you can do to your skin so here are a couple tips you can use so you can glow."

David emphasised the importance of avoiding makeup during flights to prevent skin dehydration. He explained: "Your skin will get oily to compensate for the dryness and your makeup is gonna look all pasty."

He pointed out that the feeling of dehydration during flight is due to the cabin's low humidity levels – with around half of the air being drawn from the outside where it lacks moisture at high altitudes, leading to dryness in the throat, nose, and skin.

David also highlighted the necessity of increased water intake while flying and cautioned that alcohol consumption could have a more potent effect due to dehydration. He added: "Being so high up also prevents blood flow to your face so you will look dull and colorless. What I do when I get off a flight is I always do a couple of squats."

He also highlighted the importance of SPF protection during flights, noting: "Because you're 30,000 feet up in the air that means you're 30,000 feet closer to the sun so make sure to have your airplane windows closed or wear lots of sunscreen because it will damage your skin."

David's advice was met with enthusiasm from commenters. A former cabin crew member agreed, saying: "As a former flight attendant, I 100% agree with the sunscreen part! Since we must wear makeup, I have found ways to keep it intact."

Another commenter was curious about in-flight skincare routines amidst concerns about germs and recycled air, asking: "I've seen ppl do skincare on the plane but I wasn't sure if that's good bc of the air? I read that it just traps the recycled air into your skin."

David reassured them: "That's meeee. It's ok it's better than having dry skin."