Say goodbye to dry skin with Humidifier Onboard airplane

Air travel, especially long-haul flights, can make your skin dry. The dry, pressurized cabin air sucks moisture from your skin, leaving it feeling parched and uncomfortable. But there’s hope! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the common causes of dry skin during flights and provide practical solutions, including the benefits of our Humidifier Onboard. Say goodbye to dry skin and hello to a more comfortable flying experience!
Say goodbye to dry skin with Humidifier Onboard airplane by CTT Systems
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Why do I get dry skin when air traveling?

Airplane cabins are notorious for their low humidity levels. Typically, the humidity in an airplane is about 5% in first and business class and 12% in economy class, compared to the comfortable – and healthy – 30-60% range we experience on the ground. This significant drop in humidity can lead to various skin issues, including dryness, flakiness, and irritation. Here’s why this happens. 

The science behind dry air on airplanes

The air at cruising altitude is extremely dry, and when it’s pumped into the cabin, it depletes moisture from the air and, consequently, from your skin. The lack of moisture in the air means that the natural moisture in your skin evaporates more quickly, leading to dehydration. 

Common skin problems caused by flying


The most immediate effect of low humidity is dehydration. Your skin loses water faster than it can replenish, leading to a dry, tight feeling. 

Flakiness and irritation

The skin can flake and feel itchy or irritated as the skin becomes drier. 

Increased sensitivity

Dry skin is more susceptible to irritants and allergens, making it more likely to become red and inflamed. 

Premature aging

Chronic dehydration can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and a dull complexion. 

Humidifier Onboard: Protect you against dry skin on air travels

The Humidifier Onboard, developed by us at CTT Systems, is designed to maintain optimal humidity levels within the aircraft cabin, ensuring a more comfortable and skin-friendly environment for you as a passenger. 

The Humidifier Onboard system adds moisture to the dry cabin air, maintaining humidity levels at comfortable – and healthy – ground-like levels. This significantly reduces the rate at which your skin loses moisture, helping to keep it hydrated throughout your flight. 

Benefits of the Humidifier Onboard

Enhanced skin hydration

The Humidifier Onboard helps your skin retain moisture, reducing the likelihood of dryness and irritation and keeping it looking and feeling healthy. 

Improved comfort

Higher humidity levels contribute to your overall comfort as a passenger, reducing symptoms like dry eyes, throat irritation, and respiratory discomfort. 

Healthier food

As you have normalized taste buds, the food you eat tastes as good as on earth—there is no need to overcompensate with extra salt, etc., promoting healthier food. 

Health protection

The Humidifier Onboard improves your well-being, sleep, and immune system—you feel better rested and refreshed upon arrival. It also reduces the risk of contracting infectious diseases. 

Prevent and protect your dry skin during flights

Even when traveling on an airplane with our Humidifier Onboard, we strongly recommend that you follow the recommendations for healthy and natural skin. There are just a few essential solutions backed by scientific data that can help you with dry skin

  • Drink plenty of water 
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine 
  • Avoid skincare products with alcohol 

Airlines and airplanes with Humidifier Onboard

Several major airlines have our Humidifier Onboard aircraft to enhance comfort and protect your skin and health. This trend is expected to grow as more airlines recognize the benefits of maintaining optimal humidity levels. 

Unfortunately, when booking, you cannot see which airplanes have our Humidifier Onboard installed today. The only way is to call the airline company and ask for the aircraft numbers for all airplanes with the Humidifier Onboard installed. Then, you can choose those airplanes the next time you fly and feel the difference! 

The future of comfortable and hydrated air travel

As airlines continue to innovate and prioritize passenger comfort, systems like the Humidifier Onboard represent the future of air travel. A comfortable environment enhances your experience and promotes better health and well-being.

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler, taking steps to protect your skin can make a significant difference. Drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, and, whenever possible, choose flights equipped with a Humidifier Onboard. Your skin and body will thank you!

Welcome onboard airplanes with Humidifier Onboard 
– for natural skin and healthier travel 

What to read next
➔ How dry cabin air affects your fatigue and sleep 
How low cabin humidity impacts taste, smell, and health 
➔ The importance of humidity for human health

➔ White paper: Importance of aircraft cabin humidity – from a scientific point of view
➔ Our product Humidifier Onboard

➔ Contact us for more information about optimizing humidity in your aircraft 


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