7 Steps to Survive a Long Haul Flight
In reality after a long haul flight we look tired, bloated and dull. But not any-more! Here are my 7 steps to survive a long haul flight, staying glamorous in-flight, and looking great when you step off that plane!
Step One – Hydration
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration is the first step to surviving a long haul flight. Our bodies are not designed to travel at 30,000 feet in the air and our bodies relate this experience to being in a dry desert! The first step is to consistently drink lots of water and take electrolytes on-board to help replace lost minerals in your body.
Step Two – Moisturise
Moisturises don’t work well on planes! Moisturisers need water to attach too the skin but when our skin is dry it makes this process impossible. Use a hyaluronic acid serum which is a water based serum that absorbs completely into the skin and will keep your skin hydrated. Keep your eyes and lips hydrated by consistently applying a natural lip balm to your lips and use moisturising eye drops to avoid dry, red itchy eyes.
Step Three – Take Sunscreen
Take sunscreen on-board. The UV rays are much more intense at higher altitudes as its thinner air and less screening of harmful UV rays. If your flying during the day and don’t want to close your sun shade down put on some sunscreen especially on your face.
Step Four – Avoid Alcohol
Try to avoid alcohol, soft drinks and salty snacks on-board. This can cause water retention which can show up as facial puffiness or bloat. When arriving at your destination go for a brisk walk to reduce the bloating effect.
Step Five – Get Moving
Remember your travelling at the height of Mt Everest so there is less blood flow in your body. Get up and move around the cabin (if the seat belt sign is off), this will help with the blood circulation after sitting down for so long.
Step Six – Adjust time
As soon as you step on-board your flight, change your watch to your destinations local time and start adjusting to your new time straight away. If its daytime at your destination stay awake, if its night-time have dinner, watch a movie and then try and get some sleep.
Step Seven – Go for a walk
When arriving at your destination, if its in the morning make sure you have that first day planned. Go for a long walk or even book into an afternoon sightseeing tour. Don’t go back to your hotel room as you will start to feel tired and go to sleep too early.