If you’ve ever spotted a celebrity, influencer, or otherwise just ballsy person post a pic to your Instagram feed of themselves wearing a sheet mask on a plane, you probably thought two things: one, that they’re batshit crazy, and two, “why the hell are they doing that?” Well, if you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’re probably familiar with how dry, dull, and all-around dirty your skin can look and feel post-flight thanks to the recycled air that blows through the plane’s vents. Well, those brave souls that you see posting the in-flight sheet mask selfies are actually pretty smart, because they’ll be arriving at their destination with purified, hydrated skin while the rest of us experience god-awful breakouts a few hours later. So, if you too want to arrive at your port of call with a clear complexion at the price of looking like a freak, read on for the best sheet masks to use on an airplane so you can join the mile high (skin care) club.
The key to having a good skin day? Hydrated, clear, glowing skin that isn’t experiencing any inflammation. Peach & Lily’s Good Skin Day Drench + Nourish Sheet Mask uses natural vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants like chia seeds, algae, avocado, and hyaluronic acid to decrease inflammation (that you’re likely to experience while flying), fight off impurities and dangerous environmental free radicals (that tend to float through the recycled air on planes), and increase hydration, so you can arrive at your destination looking like you’re having the best skin day ever—regardless how little sleep you got on your flight thanks to the crying baby in the row behind you.
Pacifica’s Disobey Time Rose & Peptide Facial Sheet Mask is infused with peptides, rose hip seed oil, chamomile extract, red rice extract, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate, and green tea to target puffy, dull, dry skin. So within just 20 minutes of flight time your skin will be left dewy, bright, and moisturized.
If you’re an attention whore who thrives off of getting noticed, Dr. Jart+’s Hydration Lover Rubber Mask is a bright blue rubber mask that is sure to catch the eye of all of your fellow passengers. But the mask isn’t just good for getting attention, it actually really works to hydrate your skin, too. The two piece mask contains a highly concentrated serum that hydrates and soothes the skin while the rubber mask seals the active ingredients into the skin and keeps them from evaporating so you can experience maximum hydrating and calming results.
If you want the benefits of a hydrating sheet mask without getting stared at by the grumpy grandma sitting across the aisle from you, then Whamisa’s Hydrogel Sheet Mask is a clear jelly sheet mask that is as close to being invisible as a sheet mask gets. The mask is infused with a skin-plumping botanical serum that will not only hydrate and brighten, but also work to make sure skin remains clear and free of breakouts.