So I recently wrote a blog on travel snacks and how to eat healthy on the road. I would now like to shed some light on how to look your best even after a 17 hour flight around
Let me start by saying the obvious.. Drink lots of WATER! Hydration is the most important beauty/ health rule when flying. This important for your body functions, skin, and hair.
Sleep is number two. I know how difficult it is to sleep on planes ( unless you are lucky enough to be traveling private), but for your average income person, good sleep is a struggle but it is very important so try the following tips…
First and foremost, I suggest EYE MASKS. You can buy them anywhere. You can even buy the ones with cooling eye pads to reduce the inflammation due to the altitude pressure. The travel goddess can apply their favorite eye cream, or even cucumber slices,then cover eyes with mask.
Next, the NECK PILLOW again, you can even buy these in the airport. there are some with aroma therapy, beads, or massagers inside them. Find the one you like best, and I swear it will make sleeping sooo much easier.
For additional “travel goddess” appearance tips, try the following.
FACIAL HYDRATING SPRAYS are a must. Not only are they refreshing, but also help hydrate, soothe, and reduce swelling.
apply your favorite night time FACE CREAM for added hydration too. The dry recirculated air on the planes reek havoc on your skin. trust me. I also suggest hair moisturizer during a long trip.
AVOID salt and alcohol at all cost. They cause major Bloating on planes. Now I know a glass of wine can help you sleep, so if you ” have to” have one, just balance it with water. And, avoid those peanuts that flight attendants are passing out! ( also pack some gas-ex products If you know you are prone to above average bloating.)
Finally, I would suggest you do get up and walk around before and after your rest to avoid blood clots and promote circulation in your limbs. Prior to flying I would suggest you exercise to rid your body of waste, water retention, and to promote relaxation.
Ok, so now you have covered your eyes, relaxed your neck, misted your face and applied your favorite night cream and had a healthy low sodium snack ( like an apple)..
You are sure to reach your final destination looking like a travel goddess!
some of MY favorite products include:
Water: smart water, coconut water, any other bottled water ( at least 8 oz for every hour you are in flight).
Neck pillows: inflatable Komfort kollar, eagle creek comfort travel pillow, and Travel rest pillow. ( most found at amazon.com, brookstone.
facial HYDRATING sprays: Evian, Mario Bradescu( aloe and rosewater), and Eau Thermale Avene. Stores like Sephora, and Ulta carry these or use your favorite search engine to order online.
face creams: L’occcitane, Lumene firming cream.