Just the simple act of wiping down with something cool and refreshing can make you feel instantly cleaner! A “shower in a wipe” is the perfect thing to use when you feel as if your body needs a good scrubbing, deodorizing, and pick-me-up all at once.
The air during flights is notoriously dry (and cold) and you’ll thank yourself for having some nourishing chapstick handy (maybe multiples). If you don’t mind the cooling effect, consider getting a peppermint chapstick. It’s helpful for nausea and it can make you feel more relaxed.
For the long-haul flights you may attempt to get some shut-eye, and if you do, you’ll be glad you have an eye mask handy- especially if you’re like me and can’t sleep unless it’s pitch black. I mean, it’s pretty impossible to get decent sleep, but you do what you can, right?
A face mist can not only make you feel clean and refreshed with just a quick spritz, but it can address some desires you have. No, it’s not a genie (so don’t try rubbing the bottle), but whether you desire to feel relaxed and sleepy or more energized and awake, there is facial mist out there for you.
These flesh-colored healing dots are almost unnoticeable, especially if you have some hair to camouflage them. Travel better knowing that your time spent in the air is speeding up the healing time of a zit. Land better knowing that you kept your hands (and mind) off of it!
If you want to protect the bottom half of your face on a long-haul or international flight, consider getting a facial mask that is made to discreetly slip under your required face mask. Not only can an under-mask facial mask with healing ingredients improve the quality of your skin, but it has a cooling effect on the bottom half of your face as well.
Fuzzy socks are the epitome of self-care and comfort. If you’re on a red-eye and traveling all night, it can be comforting to kick off your shoes (assuming your feet don’t smell) and slip on a pair of new fuzzy socks.
Sometimes parents just aren’t able to quiet their kids (I know because I was that parent) and instead of feeling annoyed, you can just block out the noise and distractions around you and either put on a riveting movie or some calming white noise.
While you’d be able to pick up some Ibuprofen or Tylenol at an airport convenience store, it’s going to be really expensive and it’s nice to know you have something easily accessible without going on the hunt if (and when) a major headache comes on.
If you were in a rush and skipped breakfast or maybe being bored just gives you the munchies, it’s always a good idea to have some snacks on hand (unless you want to pay in-flight prices that is). As much as we all love an excuse to pig out, look for healthy snacksinstead. Instead of feeling queasy and bloated, these will make you feel better.
When your skin feels dry, it feels tight. When it feels tight, it feels uncomfortable. Since you don’t need another reason to feel uncomfortable (the airplane chairs are reason enough), make sure you have some mega moisturizing lotion in your bag to keep your skin supple. To pack light, look for a multi-purpose lotion that can moisturize your hands just as much as it can your face- without clogging up your pores.
Whether it’s a good book, a notebook for journaling, a stack of magazines, an adult coloring book, music, or a travel notebook for planning your trip, make sure you have enough things that you can rotate throughout your flight so it actually ends up being an enjoyable time!
Whether it’s wiping down your seat and tray before eating or cleaning your hands because the bathrooms are out of soap, having a handy wipe that kills bacteria provides peace of mind with all the germs you’ll inevitably run into while traveling.