How to Keep Yourself Healthy on Long Haul Flights
Flying long distance is extremely taxing on your body. When I flew from Australia to Spain, I actually broke my trip up with a day long stop over in Hong Kong to give myself adequate time to rest and restore. Not only do I suffer from pretty bad jetlag, I find I get off the flight with a range of other discomforts such as chapped lips, patchy skin, achy legs and a general grogginess. It’s not the prettiest sight, so I’ve come up with a bunch of tips to help you when you’re enjoying a holiday to a faraway destination.
1) Bring Baby Wipes and Your Tooth Brush on Board
Traveling can be a bit of a nightmare because you’re not allowed to bring certain sizes of liquid on board. I tend to bring my toothbrush and a small, travel size toothbrush with me. Giving your teeth a good brush a few times during the flight is a great way to feel really clean, despite the discomfort of flying. Baby wipes are so essential to keep on you even if you’re not traveling with a baby – you can nip into the bathroom and give yourself a cloth shower. You’ll feel a lot better.
Your face is going to dry out. Mine always does and I tend to see pimples cropping up on a flight that didn’t exist before hand, but I have fairly tricky skin. I’ll often bring a little face mask with me on the flight, pop it on during the first twenty minutes then rinse and moisturise my skin. That way I know when I get off the plane my skin isn’t going to look a disaster area.
3) Pack a Chap Stick
I’m not one of those people who wear chap stick on a daily basis, but I try to always remember it when I’m flying. I tend to reapply chap stick a few times during the flight, whenever I can feel my lips getting a bit tight of dry. And once you’re off your flight you can use your chap stick to keep your lips moisturised on the sunny beaches in Mexico, the Maldives and Florida.