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.
HYDRATING SKINCARE ROUTINE
The first crucial step is to remove any makeup, oil and/or pollution that has built up on your skin throughout the day.
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.
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
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!
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.
Spritz a toner before applying any serums or moisturizers, and whenever you need a hydration boost!
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 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 Oil (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
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
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.
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
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.
WHILE YOU SLEEP:
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.
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!
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!
- 1. Tone (A morning cleanse is not always necessary if you’ve done the nighttime routine, even the modified version below.)
- 2. Moisturize
- 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!