Travel is one of life’s greatest gifts, but the actual process of getting from one place to another can be exhausting.
Flying, in particular, can be challenging and strenuous for the body. I travel regularly, and I’ve found the key to feeling fresh when flying is to be prepared. Here are some simple tips to help you do just that.
An important thing to remember when flying is to make sure you stay hydrated, drink water before take off and keep yourself topped up on water every so often, don’t worry about regular trips to the toilet because it’ll help you stretch your legs and keep your blood flowing.
Making sure that your blood flows throughout a flight is an important step to prevent deep vein thrombosis, a painful condition caused by blood clots develop in your veins. Forget how you might look during the flight and make sure blood is flowing through your veins by keeping your limbs, fingers and toes moving and going for regular walks.
You need to ensure you get enough sleep, but set your body clock to a similar time as the location you’re travelling to. Bring anything you need to aid your sleep, such as earplugs or a soft eye mask.
Bring a hydrating mask or moisturiser to make sure your skin retains its moisture during the flight! If you bring make-up wipes in your handbag too, to keep your skin clean, oil free and to remove your face masks if the toilet is engaged.
5 Minimal Make-up
All you need for in-flight make-up is a tinted moisturiser, a small waterproof mascara and an eyeliner or brow pencil. Less is more on a flight, you don’t want your makeup to be too heavy on your face or smudge all over the seat while you’re napping. You can always reapply before you arrive!
Bring your own snacks for the flight, before you board grab some healthy snacks such as fruit and nuts and any juices you might need. Sometimes the in-flight meal isn’t nutritional or what you crave so make sure you’re stocked up on the things you know you love and you’ll be fine.