Tips to get you Looking and Feeling Fresh after a Long Flight

A long haul flight is a struggle in itself and it can take a lot out of you. The air-conditioner is turned up to the max and dries out your skin. You are obviously stuck in the same clothes for hours and hours. And let’s be honest here, you barely get any sleep the night before and ‘fresh’ is the last word anyone would use to describe your appearance.

Still, you don’t have to worry! Here are a few tips that you can use to refresh yourself after a long flight. These can go a long way in making you look and feel rejuvenated. They also get you ready to face your destination and jet lag.

Drink lots of water

Staying hydrated is the essential way to keep refreshed on the plane. Though airplanes usually offer water on board, it’s never enough. Take an empty stainless steel water bottle with you and fill it up just before boarding the plane and refill it at every transit you stop at.

Get some rest

It’s sometimes impossible even to take a nap but try to sleep a full eight hours the night before your flight. You’ll be able to handle the stress and foreign environment of air travel with greater ease.

If you can, try to sleep on the plane too. After a long-haul flight, you’ll definitely be dealing with a jet lag. If you’re travelling to Europe, red-eye flights are quite common, and they can mess up your body’s schedule. More sleep means more sanity when you’re on the ground.


Keep your face and skin moisturized by packing a small bottle of lotion. Be 100% sure that it’s travel-sized as any other size wouldn’t be acceptable and will not pass security. Also, apply the lotion liberally whenever you feel that your skin is getting dry.

Try to keep your makeup to a minimum, or skip it altogether as your skin wants to breathe. And stay away from alcohol as it will dehydrate you faster than anything.

Pack a change of clothes in your carry on

Sometimes you just want to get out of the same old clothes you have been in all day from airport to airport, and relax in some comfortable dressing suitable to your body, so wear a comfy and loose-fitting dress before you board the plane. Afterwards, you can swap back into your desired clothes whenever you land.

Keep the Essentials Handy

Items like the toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, hand sanitizer and deodorant after a long flight can be magical as you can clean your skin and teeth to make you feel refreshed.

While on the plane or as soon as it lands be sure to brush your teeth, apply deodorant, and wash your hands & face. If you have a bad breath problem, bring along some mints or a breath spray. This will also help to minimize germs you’re exposed to on the plane.

All in all, these are some of the essential tips to follow whenever you’re travelling or having a long flight. Keeping yourself sorted beforehand is the key to avoid any fatigue and jet lag which can ruin your hard-earned tour and money or both.

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