Traveling can be long and stressful. Not just physically, flying can be a huge stress on our skin. Whilst many people shy away from grooming on long haul flights, there are a number of ways in which we can prepare ourselves in order to step off the plane feeling like an international jetsetter.
There are a variety of travel-sized toiletries on the market out there, from budget buys to premium skincare. Packing a carefully picked selection will ensure you have everything to hand that you might need to keep you looking good and feeling refreshed.
Keeping your skin hydrated mid-flight can be a challenge. With all that filtered air being pumped around the cabin, your skin can quickly become dry and lifeless.
By packing a flannel or some face wipes in your carry on, when you do start to feel sluggish, you will be able to freshen up immediately, whether it be in your seat or in toilet cubicles. By applying a good moisturiser afterwards, it will not only give you that added boost, but it will also help to lock in any moisture and re-hydrate your skin.
Aesop Jet Set Kit
Keeping yourself bright eyed and fresh is something that many men don’t think of whilst flying. Packing a travel mask in your carry on can be a godsend if you are travelling long haul or catching the red-eye home. It not only blocks out light helping you to sleep but also gives your eyes time to rest.
If you don’t get that time to sleep (for various reasons!) having eyes drops on hand can also be a godsend. For one, your eyes will be thankful for their new lease of life and secondly they will feel rehydrated from whatever moisture the dry plane air may have taken out.
If you have a particularly long flight the next item is an essential. After your in-flight meals and prior to departure, good dental hygiene is essential, not only for you but for the people around you.
Packing a travel toothbrush, a travel-sized toothpaste and some dental floss in your carry on will take up next to no room but can be a real life-saver in the confines of an airplane. After several cups of coffee and that tasty airplane food which is still stuck in your teeth, your mouth will not be feeling great. Using floss to remove any debris of food will prevent it from causing any unnecessary odour and will leave your teeth feeling fresh. Follow this with a full clean of your mouth with your toothbrush and toothpaste and your mouth will feel refreshed and clean again.
If that all sounds like too much effort, packing a travel mouthwash will get you through your flight.
If you are one of the lucky ones that can sleep when flying, packing a foldaway comb and your favourite pomade will help tame that bed head post nap.
Theres no escape from germs when you’re in the air. Being confined in such a small space with loads of strangers can be a bit daunting. Packing some anti-bacterial wipes will allow you to sanitise the area around you. Giving a quick wipe of your arm rests, drop-down tray and touch screen TV will not only help keep germs at bay, but it can make you feel a lot more comfortable in your new surroundings, despite how many weird looks you may get!
For that extra protection using a sanitising hand gel before and after meals, and when ever you go to the toilet will help give that extra bit of peace.
Arriving at your destination feeling upset and anxious is the last thing you want. Not only is it a bad start to any holiday, but by the time you finally start to relax, it’s time to come home.
If you hate flying or are a nervous flyer, there are a number of products available that can help get you through the stress associated with flying. Herbal medication such as Kalms can help aid with stress and anxiety ahead of flying. You can also purchase herbal calming sprays and roll-ons, which when applied to pressure points across the body, can help alleviate stress.
If you do hate flying that much there is medical treatment available. Not only will your GP recommend ways to cope with the journey, in severe cases they can prescribe you with the medication needed.
These in-flight grooming tips are designed to make long journeys more bearable. With just a little bit of preparation and some well elected travel toiletries, theres no exception to not arrive at your destination looking good and feeling refreshed.
What are your travel grooming tips?