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The model and Equal Beauty founder shares her tips for maintaining great skin—and fighting off the effects of jet lag—at high altitudes.
Written By TARA LAMONT-DJITE
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As a globe-trotting model, Jessica Gomes is a bonafide frequent flyer: the Australian beauty estimates that she’s clocked over 1,000 plane hours in the past five years. But more to the point, Gomes is a pro when it comes to maintaining a luminous complexion despite the effects of recycled cabin air and jet lag.
This year, due to the toll that jetting from Paris to Milan to Sydney can leave on a girls’ complexion, Gomes launched her own skin care line, Equal Beauty. The goal: a five-piece collection focused on hydration and protection, created for all skin types and sexes. “I’m on a plane every two weeks,” says Gomes. “Because I travel so much, my skin was always out of its comfort zone, causing breakouts and stress from different environments. I created Equal Beauty to change that.”
Here, in the midst of flying between her home in Los Angeles to Sydney, New York, and beyond, Gomes reveals her regimen to keep her skin in supermodel condition.
INVEST IN AN IN-FLIGHT SKIN CARE ROUTINE
I always spray the Equal Beauty Moisture Lock Spray to hydrate. Before I sleep and rest I'll cleanse my face, then I add serum to give my skin a drink and then I'll do my Equal Beauty Moisture Veil Mask. The more I fuss over my skin on a plane the better.
INCORPORATE A PRE- AND POST-FLIGHT SKIN CARE + EXERCISE REGIMEN
I apply a mask the night before, like the Sisley Black Rose Mask. I love feeling like I've been at a spa pre-flight so I'm relaxed and feeling super cleaned and nourished. Once I arrive at my destination, I'll go for a walk to get grounded or if I'm flying to Sydney I’ll swim a few laps. Otherwise I'll just walk around and get out amongst the city when I get off the plane.
My biggest tip is to get a vitamin drip pre- and post-flight. I love them! You can get saline ones that hydrate you—they help beat the jet lag. I also take magnesium powder or a multi vitamin and extra vitamin C for immunity. I also love a green powder to add to my drinks.
CURATE YOUR CARRY-ON BEAUTY BAG
I always pack my Equal Beauty Moisture Veil Masks, Equal Beauty Moisture Lock Spray, and Moisture Veil Eye Masks. I also love the lip balm from Lanolips and Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray in the travel size. Another favorite is Victoria Beckham for Estée Lauder’s Morning Aura Illuminating Crème, it's so good! By Terry Concealer Brush and Koh Gen Do’s Maifanshi Moisture Foundation are must-haves. And for lips, I love a nude lipstick from YSL.
RELAXATION IS KEY
I love watching movies and just switching off my phone and chilling. I’ll also listen to my Apple playlist. Chakra Chime is a great mediation app so I'll do ten minutes of that. I love a silk eye mask and a jade roller. Anything for a massage!
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