Travel Essentials: Health
After years of hopping from plane to plane I’ve finally mastered the perfect onboard kit. Whilst it’s incredibly important to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh for touch-down, making sure that you’re looking after yourself holds equal weight.
There are a few products which without fail are always in my carry on, no matter how long or short the trip is. Partnered with a DIY facial at 20,000ft this routine sees me land in my destination of choice feeling and looking my best.
I’m sure you’ve heard this all before but a big bottle of water is your best friend whilst travelling. The air on planes will dry out your skin faster than the Sahara and water is the best place to start. Before boarding, buy yourself the largest bottle of water you can find and make sure that you drink it all before landing.
Vitamin B makes a fantastic travel companion; this gives you an extra boost of energy which is so needed after crossing multiple time zones as well as boosting immunity helps leaps and bounds if you’re sitting next to Mr Sniffles. This has a light berry taste and is instantly absorbed into the body.
This is part of my daily routine even if I’m not travelling. I add a small scoop of this to boiling water (sometimes with half a squeezed lemon) each and every morning to kick-start my system and get my digestion into gear. Just like the B12 spray this also has benefits of boosting immunity levels (the more the merrier).
Chlorella is your golden ticket for reducing acidity. This should be part of everyones daily routine, whilst travelling I make sure to double my dosage if I’m not bringing my own food on the plane (I generally request a vegan menu to keep things as clean and simple as possible). However, during my most recent trip everything was fair game; a double dip in the bread basket, a pot of Hagen-Daaz and a (very greedy) handful of sweets polished off with a Bircher muesli. Whilst taking chlorella won’t undo the massive calorie and fat count on my onboard blow-out, it will certainly help keep my body as alkaline as possible after devouring the most sugar I’ve had since Halloween 2002.
I cannot sleep on the plane without an eye mask. Generally the ones provided by airlines are a little scratchy and uncomfortable. Holistic Silk Lavender Eye Masks are available in a variety of colours with different designs (these make fantastic gifts). These are made in the UK using the highest quality silk with a velvet lining and filled with dried lavender to lull you off into a deep sleep. This comes everywhere with me and also can come in handy if you’re staying in a hotel that doesn’t understand the concept of black-out blinds.
Finally it’s important to keep yourself moving on long haul flights. Make a list of various stretches and movements to keep puffiness and stiffness at bay. Here are some examples.
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