Beauty secrets of a Flight Attendant

Do you know that feeling of complete exhaustion after a flight? But how do the crews look so good after so many hours of flying every day? Our Flight Attendants reveal all their secrets to stay in shape on travels.


Water is the best Flight Attendants’ ally. Abundant daily hydration, complemented with a balanced and varied diet, helps to maintain balance even in irregular hours.

Don’t forget to drink water and/or other fluids during your flights to maintain your general well-being. Stay away from coffee and fizzy drinks, though.


All flight attendants around the world take a necessaire with all the products they need. The job requires a commitment to image care throughout the entire career.

The air inside the cabin is usually drier, so a good moisturizer before makeup is essential. The important thing is to ensure that your skin looks good and healthy.

Don’t forget that one of the main secrets to beautiful skin after hours of exposure to an artificial environment is daily cleansing with a tonic, micellar water, or cleansing milk. The next step is moisturizing, again.


According to the airline’s Uniform Standards, hair above the shoulders can be worn loose. Otherwise, it should always be pulled back.

There are many hairstyles ideas but implementing them takes practice and some skills. Therefore, prefer simple hairstyles that do not make you late for your flights and that you can easily fix or redo when necessary. Using a mousse that provides some hold or hairspray can also help to keep your hairstyle in place.

For healthy hair, especially when you are exposed to dry and/or artificial environments for many hours, moisturize regularly with masks and serums.


With so many hours on the plane and early mornings, self-care skills become worthy of a prize.

Given the circumstances, the best advice is to choose natural makeup, with nude tones, which always remain neat and blur-free.

Feet relief

Our Flight Attendants’ shoes respect a model defined in the airline’s Uniform Standards and have a mandatory heel. As you can imagine, feet begin to show signs of pain and exhaustion after a few hours. To help, wear socks or tights with some compression that will provide some comfort to your legs and feet.


Ears are often a major problem in the health of crews, as the aircraft are pressurized. Decompression through the Valsalva maneuver and lots of fluids to help clear the canals are fundamental actions.

Happy travels!

| This post had the collaboration of SATA Air Açores’ Purser Marlene Garcia and Azores Airlines’ Purser Isabel Ribeiro.