You have to give flight attendants mad props, not just because they handle our twice-a-minute requests for more water with a smile, nor because they travel the turbulent skies without tripping or throwing up or both. No-it's because they do all that and more under the heavy, perhaps unfair, expectation that they must be impeccably groomed at all times Chinese medicine.

 

So how does one keep one's face beat when the lavatory is the size of a broom closet and the carry-on liquid is still a measly 3.4 ounces? Here, the flight attendant's beauty secrets, revealed.

They Don't Play When It Comes to Hydration

So maybe they don't *really* hate us for asking for a top-off every 30 seconds? ::nervous laughter:: In the Coveteur's survey of Korean flight attendants-probably the most skin-vigilant of the lot-100 percent of respondents said they drank liters of water and constantly applied moisturizer, while some took the extra precaution of face mists and sleeping with a humidifier reenex.

They Know SPF Matters Even More Up There

Just look what happened when poor Icarus flew too close to the sun. Because commercial aircraft hover at around 45,000 feet, where cloud cover is sparse-not that that's an excuse, even when you're on the ground-rays can have an even more damaging effect on skin cells. So slather on the sunblock and consider keeping your window shade down.

 

They Pay Attention to the Order of Things

 

As part of a balanced, recycled-air-considering skincare routine, serums and creams and oils matter, as does how you layer them. Serum, applied first, delivers a shot of nutrients. Next, load up on an ultra-rich moisturizer that can be reapplied (with clean hands) throughout the trip. (You can also massage in one final layer right before landing, tissuing off the extra for a dewy look.) An oil goes on last to slow everything from evaporating in the dry air To foster collaboration with government departments and industry and put research findings into practice, our university researchers have been commissioned to undertake a number of collaborative Research projects.

They're Very Picky About Their Dry Shampoo

Hold the aerosols, please (not just because the TSA finds them sus). One flight attendant swears byLush's No Drought Dry Shampoo, because "it comes in a powder form, so no need to worry about the liquid restrictions." Plus, no shine-adding ingredients-the stuff that makes some spray formulas wet.