Consumer Health News
Drinking plenty of water helps reduce risk of dry skin when flying
Jun 12, 2006, 7:17 GMT
Hamburg - Drinking plenty of water before and during a flight can help reduce the dry skin that many people get while flying.
About 24 hours before a flight and during the flight, passengers should drink a lot of water, the Hamburg-published magazine Healthy Living reported in its June edition.
Air conditioning inside the cabin reduces the amount of moisture in the air by about 20 per cent one hour after take off. As a result the skin dries out quickly.
Passengers should take timely measures to prevent dry skin. A peeling the night before a trip allows the skin to absorb moisturizers, the magazine said. On the morning of a flight, the skin should be patted dry and treated with a thick lotion. During the flight, the magazine said it was advisable to spray the face with warm water and pat it dry.© 2006 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur