keeping your body and skin hydrated on a flight is an uphill battle. the longer and more frequent the air time, the scalier your skin gets… right?
here are some of my tips, as a frequent international traveler.
- water. you probably rolled your eyes, given this is super obvious, but it still deserves to be #1. you can bring your own – empty – water bottle through airport security, you can purchase water post-security, and/or you can ask your flight crew for a couple cups of water when they pass by.
what not to do: purposely avoid water to avoid the bathroom. i think we can all agree public bathrooms are awful, but it’s better than passing out from dehydration.
what not to do x2: don’t bother your flight crew needlessly. catering to your hydration level is not on their list of job duties. on that note, no, i am not a flight attendant.
- travel-sized carry-on products.
my last post was about smaller-sized carry-on products, but let’s be a little specific here. you can carry on anything 3.3 ounces or less, so by all means – bring your favorite face serum in your carry-on bag or purse.
your favorite travel-sized lotion can come, too. squirt some into a squeezy travel tube and voila. just please make sure it’s not heavily scented, since you’ll be crammed into a sealed metal tube with 100+ other people.my favorites:
– kieta botanicals, the botanical dew – 1.69 fl oz for $68 (presale)
– honua skincare – aloha youth serum – 1 fl oz for $58 (not an affiliate – they don’t know who i am)
– badger balm – cheerful mind balm stick for $8 (labeled for aromatherapy but it’s very mild and can be rubbed on your hands, elbows, knees, hair, and even lips. also not an affiliate)
what not to do: do not use strongly scented products.
what not to do x2: please do not use spray versions of products. it’s not “against the rules” but it’s against what it means to not be the person everyone on the plane hates.
- d.i.y. hydration wipes.as close to when you leave as you can, make a really quick hydration mix in a small bowl. this is made of 1 part aloe juice and 1 part hydrosol. i personally love rose water. soak a few organic cotton pads in this mix and place them into a small airtight container, either plastic or glass. a plastic baggie will work, too. you can also add a few drops of your favorite oil onto each pad, so it will spread around your face/neck as you gently swipe.
these are especially great for long trips, making you quickly feel refreshed and clean.
- 100% pure has a really nice caffeine eye cream that’s carry-on friendly. i will be honest and let you know that i’ve strayed from this brand almost completely due to the quality of the products vs the price you pay, but i do highly recommend this eye cream. again, not an affiliate.
- full-sized deodorants can go in your carry-on. don’t waste money on the travel-sized ones if you don’t want to.
- chapsticks are free to be carried on as well. bring your favorite.
what are your travel tips on staying hydrated and fresh?