How to look good after a long haul flight
Long haul flights can be both mentally and physically draining on you; stepping off the plane, you are probably looking and feeling worn out and bedraggled, with wrinkled clothing.
There are a few things you can do to survive your next long flight, whilst staying fresh and looking your best.
The outfit should be simple and of a darker colour, so that food or drink stains become less noticeable in case of spillage. Find something that is both comfortable, yet also well-tailored and sleek to avoid those wrinkles. Flights can become a bit cold, so taking a scarf and dressing in layers is highly recommended.
Recreation and Relaxation
Bring along a book or a high-tech device to keep you alert. Every hour or so, try walking up and down the aisles to prevent cramps. Roll you neck from side to side and then all the way around to avoid a stiff neck.
If you feel like wearing makeup, do so with the “less is more” approach; a minimal routine consisting of light-foundation, concealer, blush, mascara and a lipstick or lip balm. It will make your carry on makeup bag much smaller and touch-ups will be much quicker. If you tend to have oily skin, bring some blotting paper along. Most of the time however, the aircraft air-conditioning dries out your skin; carrying a small pot of face cream is strongly recommended. For a more presentable look, brush your teeth and comb your hair before arrival.
Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but stay away from coffee, soft drinks or alcohol as these make your skin look dehydrated.
The drive from the airport to the hotel can take quite a while, and the airplane food can leave one hungry. Healthy snackers will quickly satisfy your hunger until the next meal and definitely improve your mood.