1. DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Often there are cuties on board or a pretty flight attendant (also, the paparazzi stakes out the L.A. to New York route). You gotta look good getting on and off the plane! Wear fabrics w/a bit of stretch that won’t wrinkle. Try Earnest Sewn Jeans (my fave) or dark Diesel’s in the fanker cut. Add on a simple top or polo. A Cashmere sweater thrown over the shoulder completes the look. For shoes try the classic Tod’s driving shoe, old-school tennies or even flip flops (w/socks “Marcellas-Style”)! The sweater is crucial as it becomes a chic way to stay warm in-flight.
Any dermatologist (mine is Dr. Lawrence Rivkin in Beverly Hills) will tell you, water is crucial to good skin. I drink @ least 8 oz. for each hour I’m on-board. Once you could bring your own bottle(s). Now you have to beg! And NO, Coke and coffee don’t count! Alcohol? Bad idea. It dehydrates.
3. SKIN CARE
Amber Valetta, Supermodel/Actress, recommends the following: Dab on eye cream. Mine is Neem Eye Cream by Sundari. Add moisturizer. I use oil-free Kapha Moisturizer by Sundari or Dr. Patricia Wexler’s Acnostat Lotion w/salicylic acid if I’m experiencing a breakout. My addition to this would be lip balm. My favorite is Rosebud Strawberry and I love Perfumeria Gal Madrid Fragranced Lip Balm in Pear!
4. NAP (IF YOU CAN)
If you don’t want to be bothered on-route, it’s great to catch a few winks. Bring along an eye mask to block out light. Banana Republic makes an awesome cashmere and silk one! I don it if my seat mate becomes tedious!
5. DISEMBARKATION (HOW TO GET OFF)
Before you get off, spritz your face w/Evian “Le Brumisateur” Mineral Water Spray. It moisturizes, tones and refreshes. Apply a little moisturizer, add a bit of lip balm or lipstick. A couple of drops of Visine won’t hurt and you are ready to go!