There’s nothing worse than arriving on holiday with hair that is flat and lifeless, or worse, static. To prevent static electricity effecting your do’, I recommend using a wooden brush to comb your hair throughout the flight. If you’d prefer to tie your hair back, a messy bun or a braid are your best options. Throughout the flight your hair is going to dry out dramatically. To add some life back, use a hair oil or serum during the flight. The best idea is to apply some to your dry ends and then wrap your hair in a messy bun. All other hair products should be avoided.
Dry skin, puffy red eyes and sickly skin sound familiar? During the flight, your skin is starved of the natural oxygen it needs to thrive. Keeping your skin hydrated should be your first concern and make up is a definite no-no. Once on board, remove any make up with facial wipes and apply a moisturizer.
If you’re on an overnight flight, give your skin an extra boost by applying a clear gel face mask and leaving it on while you sleep. The best products for your skin are those that include Vitamin A, C or E and that are specifically for hydration. Before landing, remove the mask with a damp face cloth and apply a layer of moisturizer. I have an amazing Rehydrating Ginseng Toner from Elemis that I like to use before my moisturizer- not only goes it smell heavenly, but it makes my skin feel really fresh. If you want to apply some makeup, use mineral based products and avoid dark eye liner as this will make dark under circles appear worse.
Beating the bloat is difficult on a long-haul flight, but there are ways to minimize its effect. Firstly, drink plenty of water. You should aim to drink a litre before boarding and then at least half a litre every hour of the flight. Popular plane snacks such as crisps or pretzels should be avoided, instead opt for fruits, vegetables and nuts. Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your body so steer clear of these and opt for fruit juice instead.
Circulation is the key to a happy body on a long haul flight so make sure you regularly get up and walk down the aisles. An eye mask will be your new best friend, and a neck pillow sprayed with lavender essence will help you sleep. To feel fresh before landing, take a spare set of clothes to change in to.
Flying economy class doesn't mean that you have to exit your flight looking like a Yeti. Follow my top tips and you'll be looking and feeling fabulous when you arrive at your destination.
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