Flying Fresh

Flying Fresh

Tips on how to stay fresh on a long flight - MP Edition 008

 

For some of us, the holidays mean grueling hours spent travelling. Long, cramped flights and exhausting layovers can leave you feeling less than fresh when you get to your destination. 

Whether you’re embarking on a plane, train, or automobile, we’ve compiled some tips on how to stay fresh and clean during your holiday long haul.

 

How to stay fresh on a long flight

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Getting your daily allotment of water is always important, but it’s especially key when you’re travelling. Drinking that good ol’ H2O will help flush out any bad toxins as well as help you combat the effects of jet lag. Hydrating will also keep you from sweating too much, which will help reduce body odor. 

 

Use deodorant

From frantically trying to make your connecting flight to hauling your packed-to-the-brim carry-on, travelling during the holidays is no joke, and you can work up quite a sweat. Invest in a good, strong deodorant that keeps you fresh and dry for the duration of your travels. We love Corpus’s all-natural deodorants that just smell so damn good too!

Take care of your skin

These days, it’s not uncommon to see bloggers going through their full-fledged skincare routines on planes, and there’s a good reason for that - they work. Sitting on a plane for hours on end is a surefire way to dry out your skin. While you may attract some strange looks from fellow passengers, it’s worth it to keep your skin plump, hydrated, and not showing signs of jet-lag. Here are some tips to take care of your skin during a flight:

  • First of all, keep your makeup to a minimum (if you have to use any at all) to allow your skin to breathe. 

  • Spritz your face with a facial spray that’s packed full of antioxidants and nutrients to revive tired skin. Try Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir to bring some life back to your skin. 

  • Use an eye mask to depuff any bags and keep any signs of exhaustion to a minimum. We love skyn ICELAND’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels because they feel super refreshing too!

  • One of the first signs of dehydration is dry lips.  Be prepared with a lip treatment like Patchology’s Hydrating Lip Gels or super nourishing lip balm to avoid cracked, chapped lips.

  • Bring a travel-sized version of your favorite lotion and apply whenever you feel your skin getting dry. 

  • Lastly, avoid alcohol as it dries out your skin faster - sorry, friends who like to indulge in a glass of wine, you need to skip the vino!

Keep your breath fresh

Don’t underestimate the power of fresh breath to make you feel a little more human after a long day of travelling and eating travel food. Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste with you when, and your seatmate will thank you, especially if you’ve had any smelly foods like garlic or kimchi. If you can’t brush your teeth, breath strips, gum, or mints will do in a pinch to freshen up your breath. 

 

Wear your workout gear

Workout clothes are designed to pull out moisture from your body, kill bacteria that cause odors, and keep you super comfortable. We love the sets from Girlfriend Collective, Fabletics, and Bandier.

How to stay clean while travelling

There’s no need to get embarrassed about staying clean while travelling - a girl’s gotta keep herself fresh downstairs, amirite?

  • Fresh wipes are a must when travelling. All-natural feminine wipes are handy and perfect for flights when you are feeling a little stale and in need of freshening up. Plus, if you forgot your deodorant, the wipes will do in a pinch if you want to clean up a little, especially if you just ran to make your flight. Our I Love My Muff Fresh Wipes are convenient to pack in your carry-on and provides instant relief, effectively cleans, as well as gently refreshes while you’re on the go. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and made from 100% biodegradable rayon paper.

  • Liners can help you deal with any excess vaginal discharge that you might be experiencing, plus they’re light yet super absorbent to help to minimize any odors. We love LOLA, Veeda, Yoni, Cora Tampons, and Kali.

With these travel hygiene tips, no one will ever be the wiser that you just spent the last 12 hours travelling and you’ll feel fresh AF, ready to take on the holidays!

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