One of life’s big hassles: No matter how clean and fresh you are boarding a plane, by the time you disembark, you’re wiped out, feeling smelly and gross.
No more. Be like that lady in seat 16A on your last flight who stepped off the plane looking like a rock star. We tapped expert travel bloggers to find out their secrets to deplaning like you just left a spa.
One way to feel and look your best when traveling? Stay hydrated. The Clean Plates crew always carries Liquid I.V. when we fly. Dehydration from recycled air on planes can leave you feeling exhausted, achy, irritable and anxious, with dry and dull skin (#notcute). Liquid I.V. utilizes the breakthrough science of Cellular Transport Technology (CTT)™ to deliver hydration to your bloodstream faster and more efficiently than water alone. So drinking 1 glass of water with Liquid I.V. can provide the same hydration as drinking 2 to 3 bottles of plain H2O, plus electrolytes to boost energy. A must-have travel hack for feeling fresh and looking radiant! And since it comes in super-convenient packets that you add to water, you don’t have to worry about any TSA hassles. Simply toss some Liquid I.V. packets in your carry-on and you’re good to go.
Read on for additional tips from some of our fave travel pros:
“One trick of the trade I recently learned from a flight attendant: When it’s really cold or your back hurts, have the crew fill up a water bottle with hot water. Place the bottle between your back and the seat,” she says. “Not only does it keep you warm on freezing planes, but it literally loosened the muscles in my neck and shoulders and put me sound to sleep. Such a lifesaver.”
“I recommend having a couple of items with you on the flight to ensure you’re not cold and feeling comfy and fresh on your journey,” she says. “These are: Wet wipes, a sanitizer, a face mist and some mints.”
Photographer and writer Bataille reminds us that a fresh mouth can help you feel better after a flight. “When I’m traveling, I always carry a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash set,” she says. “I usually have a snack on the plane, and clean my teeth as soon as I arrive at my travel destination.”
“As a full-time travel writer and digital storyteller, I am always on the go and pretty much live on planes,” Czarkowski says. She is also a fan of face mist. “It makes my skin feel fresh, clean and even look more radiant. It feels just like a spa day since, every time that I spray it on my face, I feel more centered and relaxed. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” Her favorite: Caudalie Beauty Elixir.