The Essential Guide to Long Haul Flights

The Essential Guide to Long Haul Flights

We may be getting to the end of summer but there's still time to get off and catch some rays. As we head into the late summer season and into autumn, many of us choose to jet a little further afield in search of guaranteed heat. The only downside to exotic travel is the flight. They're long, boring and leave you feeling pretty rubbish upon depart. That's why we've put together our ultimate guide to surviving a long haul guide.

Step up your skincare

Prior to your flight, ensuring you regime is all about locking in moisture. It's best to wear no makeup during the flight, or at least minimal if you absolutely have to.We're also big fans of on-board skincare. As well as boosting the skin's hydration in the dehydrating cabin, it's also a great way to relax and pass the time. We love the Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Masks and Mesoestetic Crystal Fiber Masks for a fuss-free, moisture boost.

Pro Tip: If going makeup free is a definite no-no, add a few drops of facial oil in with your foundation to ensure a nourishing base.

Drink up

Not only is the dehydrating cabin air bad for your skin, it's bad for the body too. Stepping off the plane into a hot country already dehydrated is not a great way to start your trip. Drink a litre of water pre-flight and then after for half a litre every hour whilst on board. Yes, you may find yourself queuing for the loo more than usual but the extra movement lessens the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Fight jet lag

There's nothing worse than losing some of your precious holiday time to jet lag. Far more than just tiredness, symptoms of jet lag include fatigue, irritability, difficulty sleeping, constipation or diarrhea and nausea.Unfortunately there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to jet lag, but you can help to overcome it on your flight. If you are landing back in the UK in the morning, try your best to sleep on the plane, eat at regular times and try to get on with your day as normal. If you have trouble sleeping on the plane, try taking your own pillow or blanket to help you feel comfortable.

On the other hand, if you land in the evening, stay awake on the plane, eat an evening meal and go to bed when you get home.

Written for you by: Ellie, Face the Future

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