Four Seasons Esthetician Turned Private Flight Attendant spills on Flight Attendant Skincare

Four Seasons Esthetician Turned Private Flight Attendant spills on Flight Attendant Skincare

"Only have mascara and Blush LipSense on. Wanted to show my skin as bare as possible, while still being professional!"

Meet Missy Roemer, Private Jet Flight Attendant

Missy is a Private Jet Flight Attendant who continues to keep her esthetician license current, as skincare remains a passion of hers. As an esthetician, she worked first at a premiere Med Spa, then chose to run her own skincare, facial, and waxing business in the heart of Dallas. Missy ultimately had the pleasure of practicing skincare at one of the most renowned Well & Being resort spas in the country, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas, until she was called to the life of aviation.

Now, she enjoys blending these two worlds to help flight attendants live their best skin life!

Bringing my 19 years of experience as a licensed esthetician to my current role as a private flight attendant over the last 4 years, I have had the unique opportunity to learn what keeps skin dewy and hydrated, as well as what travels well! Most of us already know the basics – drink tons of water and moisturize. But what if that’s not enough? What else can we do? Here are some products and tips that will keep your skin clear, healthy, and happy while doing what we do best, providing the best inflight service in the world. 

Let’s face it, on the road, our skin endures a lot – dry cabin air, high altitudes, and hotel room ventilation wreak havoc on it. Not to mention, our erratic and demanding schedules combined with ever-changing climates we encounter daily which leave our skin confused. Our delicate skin is no match for the inevitable dehydration brought on by this lifestyle.

- Missy Roemer

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Hydrating Skincare Routine

Pre-Cleanse
MakeUp Eraser

The first crucial step is to remove any makeup, oil and/or pollution that has built up on your skin throughout the day. 

The Original Makeup Eraser This uses only WATER to accomplish this. It’s magical!!  My top product find last year!! (already featured in the Flightess Toolbox!$20 at Amazon

Cleanse
ZO Hydrating Cleanser

Once you’ve finished removing residual products (i.e. your daily dose of jet fuel blast) in your pre-cleanse, your normal cleanser will be able to properly clean your skin.  

ZO Hydrating Cleanser  is an uncomplicated creamy cleanser that leaves skin feeling pure and simply, clean. $67 at Amazon

Glamglow Supercleanse

Glam Glow SuperCleanse  is great for those trips to tropical island locales which may cause your skin to glisten a bit more than you’d like, and you need to unclog your pores without stripping your skin. $32 at Sephora

Exfoliate
Farmhouse Fresh Exfoliator

Don’t get caught using your moisturizer to “glue” down dead skin cells! Exfoliating is an absolute must to ensure that all of your products are working effectively on fresh, NEW skin cells!

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day is gentle, yet effective. Use 3-4 times a week.  $26 at Amazon

A note of caution – this comes in a glass jar and having seen the way our bags are handled, I would encourage you to transfer this to something more portable, and I have included my recommendation for travel bottles below. 

Tone
Toner Mist

Spritz a toner before applying any serums or moisturizers, and whenever you need a hydration boost!  

Naturopathica Lavender & Honey Balancing Mist delivers the perfect amount of hydration to keep your skin glowing throughout the day.  Plus, the scent is heavenly! $34 at Dermstore.com

Serum
Kiehl's Serum

Serums have super concentrated ingredients and should be applied immediately after cleansing and toning for your skin to receive their maximum benefits.

Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Vitamin C Serum the combination of Hyaluronic Acid (your dry skin’s best friend!) DRAWS WATER IN FROM THE ATMOSPHERE to smooth and plump your skin, while Vitamin C evens skin tone and protects! $68 at Sephora

Facial Oil
Caudalie Divinity Oil

Facial oils will actually help hydrate your skin, while a moisturizer will simply keep moisture from leaving your skin.  

As someone with oily skin, I tend to gravitate toward facial oil. Here’s why… When your skin becomes dehydrated, it compensates by producing excess oil. Gasp! Balance your skin with a facial oil first to prevent this from happening!  

However, sometimes both oil and moisturizer are necessary, especially on those Aspen overnights!

Caudalie Divine Body, Hair, and Face Oi(also in the Flightess Toolbox!) is a dry oil that will hydrate without leaving your skin greasy.  BONUS: You can use it on your hair’s dry ends, too! $32 at Amazon

Soothing Face Oil

Naturopathica Carrot Seed Soothing Facial Oil  is a blend of calming oils which makes it a good choice for those with rosacea or sensitive skin. $64 at Dermstore.com

Moisturizer
Murad Moisturizer

Designed to lock in moisture to help skin stay looking young.

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum spf 30 will preserve your skin’s hydration and protect it throughout the day! $65 at Dermstore.com

Naturopathica Carrot Seed Soothing Facial Oil  is a blend of calming oils which makes it a good choice for those with rosacea or sensitive skin. $64 at Dermstore.com

SeneDerm Evening Moisturizer

SeneDerm Evening Moisturizers won’t clog your pores while you sleep, and there’s one for every skin type! $53 at Amazon

Eye Cream
Total Eye Care SPF 15

The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate and therefore,  requires specially formulated products in order to prevent irritation or milia, those pesky white bumps that can form as a result of using creams that are too heavy.

The best tip I can give for eye cream is this: only apply it to your orbital bones, never the eyelids directly.  The movement of your eye’s muscles and the warmth of your skin will draw the perfect amount of product onto your eyelids. 

Dermalogica Total Eye Care with spf 15 contains optical light diffusers to conceal the effects of ultra long work days! FYI: Under eye baggage is not TSA compliant. $53 at Ulta

Intensive Eye Repair

Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair A little goes a long way.  Use a small amount to prevent dehydration overnight. $59 at Ulta

Masks
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask

Use 2-3 times a week to give your skin an extra boost of exfoliation and/or hydration.

Summer Friday’s Overtime Mask gets the big GOLD STAR from me!!  The enzymes slough off dead skin cells while managing oil production and hydrating new skin cells all at the same time. WINNER!!! $44 at Sephora

Summer Fridays Jetlag Mask

Pro Esthetician Tip: Use this in the shower. The light steam will activate the pumpkin enzyme to work harder.  However, be sure to keep your shower or bath water WARM.  This will be difficult for some to hear, but HOT WATER DRIES YOUR SKIN OUT. 

Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask  is already a favorite in the CFA community for its incredible hydrating properties!  Perfect for parched skin and can even be slept in! $48 at Sephora

While You Sleep
Silk Sleep Mask

Silk Sleep Mask is the first eye mask I’ve found that completely blocks out all the light in the room – especially if you can’t use Flightess’s clothes hanger trick to block that annoying sliver of light between the curtains! $50 at Amazon

It’s also extremely plush. The precious skin around your eyes will thank you every morning. 

Satin Pillowcases

Satin pillowcase to protect your skin AND hair. Not only does it feel indulgent and luxurious, but you’ll wake up looking and feeling more refreshed.  $9.99 at Amazon

PRO FA TIP: Keep it in a dedicated pouch that you place by your suitcase, so that you don’t forget to pack it when you leave!

Travel Humidifier

Travel humidifier is tiny and can be used with most water bottles. It will help add moisture to your skin while you sleep and *BONUS* keeps you from getting sick. $24.99 at Amazon

 

 

Morning & Night Routine

I do my best to stick to this complete routine as consistently as possible on the road, but we are all too familiar with those ridiculously quick layovers that pop up occasionally. Here are the steps that I consider non-negotiable and never skip, no matter how long it takes me to remember what time zone I’m in!

Morning:

1. Tone  (A morning cleanse is not always necessary if you’ve done the nighttime routine, even the modified version below.)
2. Moisturize

Night:

1. Pre-cleanse
2. Cleanse
3. Moisturize
4. Satin pillowcase 

And finally, Travel Bottles

 If you don’t want to take full size products on the road, these are the best!  Easy to refill and never leak! $9 at Amazon

 

 
Be sure to follow along with Missy and her flying adventures on Instagram!
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