Long haul flights are always a bit of an endurance test and unless you are lucky enough to be flying in business class, its easy to leave the flight feeling tired, groggy and looking a bit of a mess!
Whenever we see pictures of celebrities getting off planes they always look put together and stylish and how they do it isn’t because of some secret celebrity magic they possess but all down to a bit of forward planning. If you apply the same strategies to your long-haul travel not only will you leave the plane looking fresh-faced and put together, you will also feel more energised upon arriving at your destination, helping you beat the jetlag and allowing you to jump straight into your trip.
Read on to find out our top tips for Traveling Long Haul Flights like a Pro…
– Stay hydrated. Drink as much water as possible, and then drink more! The cabin pressure changes combined with the planes aircon system all add up to a dehydrating environment that leaves your body in need of extra water. Try to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks which are also dehydrating too.
– Bring healthy snacks with you on the plane to eat when you get hungry mid-flight to help you avoid the salty junk food that is available. Ideas could be fruit, raw veg sticks like carrot/ celery/ cucumber, nuts and seeds or granola bars.
– Look after your skin. The night before your flight do a hydrating facial so your skin is in tip-top condition. Once on the flight remove all your make up so skin can breathe. Then pack a mini cleanser and moisturiser and regularly apply them to keep skin hydrated during the flight.
– Apply Hydration Gel to your under-eyes. Again do this regularly. For long flights something like Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels from Skyn Iceland is top. Just stick the patches under your eyes for ten minutes and let them work their magic.
– Keep your lips and hands soft too by bringing a lip butter and soft hand cream. If you don’t think you have enough space in your bag for everything, transfer the products into mini-bottles so you only carry on the flight what you need.
– Bring a sleep mask to block out the light so you can get some proper sleep. Try to keep your body in sync with your timezones. If are travelling at night try to get a full nights sleep, if you are travelling in the day try and stay awake with a nap on-route so you don’t lose too many vital Z’s. A great tip is to use apps like TimeShifter which will help you plan your sleep schedule based on Time Zone changes and length of travel.
– Pack fresh clothes. By the end of your flight you will be grateful for something fresh to wear. Changing just before the flight lands means you arrive at your destination feeling renewed. At this point you can also reapply make up and spray on some perfume.
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