When you’re travelling a lot your routine gets pushed out the window and more often than not, you’re left frazzled and out of sorts.
You start to stress out and from there on in, it’s a domino effect. Your skin breaks out, you feel puffy, you become bloated and becomes absolute chaos.
It happens to the best of us though, and the only way to get around it is effective time management and planning. Yes… planning. It might sound like a bit of effort but it’s totally worth it in the end.
- Before you go it’s important that you only pack products that your skin is already used too. Otherwise, if you start using new ones, your skin might play up as it re-adjusts to the different chemicals leaving you with an endless list of avoidable side effects.
- When packing your hand luggage, remember to simple pack the essentials i.e. moisturiser (hand, body & face), baby wipes, lip balm and maybe a little hand sanitiser. You don’t need anything else, it’s a waste of space and weight (which could be used for more important things like books or a change of clothes!).
One of the most annoying things about flying though, is that your skin dry’s out so fast and because you’re sitting in the one spot for so long, you’re more than likely not staying hydrated either. Which brings us to…
- Remember to keep up your water intake! Try and bring a big 1.5L bottle on board or otherwise an empty 750ml where you can keep refilling. Doing this will not only make sure your body doesn’t dehydrate, but you’ll keep the blood circulating which will (hopefully) minimise any swelling.
- Try and avoid wearing make-up so you can let your skin breathe, you’re going through different air channels and climates, so it’s important you let it naturally adjust without any added toxins and chemicals in the mix.
- When you land, try and do some exercise within the first 24hrs. preferably a run, gym session or yoga class, something that you are used too and is usually a part of your routine back home. This will help you kick into gear and hopefully reinstate a little stability.
Obviously, a lot of this is much easier said than done yet the more you’re informed the more likely you’ll actually take some of this on board and hopefully feel less stressed.