Ever boarded a plane with clear skin only to land with a brand-new zit? Us, too. Travel-induced pimples happen to everyone, including the most diligent skincare devotees. The good news is that you can prevent an in-flight breakout before it actually takes place. Here are 5 tips and tricks that might just spare you from a ton of ruined selfies!

1. REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP ON A LONG-HAUL FLIGHT

TRY: Bioré Cleansing Oil Facial Sheets, P429

Flying barefaced is the best way to avoid a flare-up. But if you must wear makeup, do remove all traces of it as soon as your plane takes off. This will let your pores breathe and prevent clogging during a long-haul flight.

For this step, makeup wipes are the way to go. These portable Bioré sheets fit snugly in your carry-on and rub away residue fast. No rinsing necessary!

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2. COMBAT DRY CABIN AIR WITH A SHEET MASK

TRY: Tosowoong Dr. Troubex Soothing Mask, P165

Masking in a plane full of strangers might sound crazy. But when your skin’s at stake, anything goes! Sheet masks are your best bet against dry cabin air—the main culprits behind flaky in-flight skin and post-plane breakouts.

Choose a mask that contains both moisturizing and soothing properties. This medicated mask by Tosowoong is perfect because of its potent formula. It hydrates the skin with sparkling water and calms inflammation with centella extract. Win-win.

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3. STAY HYDRATED WITH A FACE MIST

TRY: Skin Vitals Clear Chamomile Tonic, P2,035

When you’re flying from one climate to another, maintaining your skin’s moisture balance is top priority. Get the job done in a spritz with a handy face mist. This Skin Vitals blend contains hyaluronic acid—one of the world’s most powerful hydrating ingredients. It pulls water molecules to the skin’s surface, resulting in a stronger, healthier moisture barrier.

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4. KEEP OIL AT BAY WITH BLOTTING PAPERS

TRY: Leiania House of Beauty TeaFresh Oil Blotting Paper, P135

With extreme dryness comes extreme oiliness. Why? Because when your skin lacks moisture, it re-hydrates itself by producing more sebum.

This brings us to our go-to solution: a pack of blotting paper. Leiania’s green tea-infused pack fights shine and more! Since it’s made from antibacterial hemp wood pulp, it also neutralizes pimple-causing germs. How’s that for a quick fix?

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5. SHRINK BUDDING PIMPLES WITH A SPOT TREATMENT

TRY: Nanomed Finale Acne Scar Gel, P300

Even with preemptive measures, some pimples are just too stubborn to tame. When all else fails, make sure you have a spot treatment handy. Thoughtfully packaged into a portable tube, Nanomed’s healing gel contains soothing natural extracts. Besides shrinking active zits, it also prevents scarring and lightens old spots. The reviews say so!

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Bye-bye pimples—and bon voyage!

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