HOW I TRAVEL COMFORTABLY WHEN FLYING

Manhattan, 2015

A little something about traveling this time!

As someone who flies up to a certain amount between the two countries I call home, I’ve long ago given up traveling all fancy and prepped, and moved to the comfortable section. But what I’ve discovered, these two don’t always have to be excluding. The preparations for traveling effortlessly begin usually on the day before or even earlier.

Minimal make-up.

The evening before, I always apply a moisturizing face mask. Using a combination of C- and A-vitamin serums and a thick moisturizer I make sure the skin doesn’t have a chance to get dry in the plane. In the morning I peel the skin gently, and follow with the vitamin serums+moisturizer once again. The next step is to moisturize the feet & hands. One favorite of mine has been Veleda’s Skin Food, which holds the moisture in pretty well for longer periods of time.

I usually fly totally without. Though if I have to be somewhere directly from the airport, a tiny amount of concealer, eyebrow wax, bronzer & highlighter will have to do. I also use Bepanthen on the lips for a really moisturized, healthy plumb look.

 

Barcelona, 2015

What’s on, matters

Was it then shoes or clothing, everything gets suddenly a lot less comfortable when on the go. Forget about the well-tailored leather shoes or the very fitting ballerinas, honestly. My go-to shoes are, surprise surprise, sneakers or sandals (But never ever fip-flops, and if I see you wearing a pair we will have a talk). Also some relaxed boots might do, as it’s getting colder, or UGG’s. Favor natural materials that aren’t itchy, such as cashmere, silk, or cotton. Avoid tight jeans, unfitting bra, and impractical outer wear.

 

Kreutzberg, 2014

Take your time.

Somehow, I always end up dating people who apparently think it’s fun to sit in a taxi unsure if you’ll make it there before the gate closes or not. I could even argue that our largest fights have been around this topic.. On the other hand, my family is quite the opposite; even still, I can hear my dad’s voice in my head about remembering to be in the airport in time. ”Check, double-check, check again” is one of his advice as well – which has come handy for a young lady who’s very forgetful when it comes to wallets and passports.

Drink, drink, drink.

Water, smoothies, non-alcoholic beverages. Keeping hydrated is crucial for feeling well when traveling, inside and out. And for christ’s sake, do not fly hungover – tried, never again.

 

Park Avenue, 2015

Don’t go for the salty or greasy foods.

Even though salted nuts, crisps, or candy are a common go-to snack when flying, I try to stick to fruits & smoothies instead. Why? Especially salt gathers a bunch of liquid to the body, which results in a very bloaty, uncomfortable feeling. Not nice when already being squeezed into a plane seat.

After flying

It definitely doesn’t stop at landing. Unpacking is the key for keeping the clothes and accessories in check and without damage from being folded for too long. Also the body needs to be looked after. A proper stretching after a day of traveling is something I’ve found very useful, combined with washing the face, hands and feet, and (once again) moisturizing eeeeeverything.

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