Traveling is all kinds of exciting, with the opportunity to explore a new place, meet new people and get a break from your regular routine! However, one of the less exciting things about traveling is the almost inevitable jet lag. After long hours in airports and in planes, your excitement to explore the new place might be masked by feeling tired and out of it. Chances are, you changed time zones so you’ll be confused about whether to sleep or stay awake.
In the midst of this confusing adjustment, you’ll definitely want to freshen up. Check out some of these awesome beauty hacks to beat and hide jet lag so you can look and feel rested for your first day of adventure!
Being in the cabin of a plane for an extended period of time is going to dry out your skin and make you dehydrated if you don’t take precautions. For your skin, use a hydrating treatment or moisturizer the night before your flight and pack some extra moisturizer in your carry-on. This will stop your face from drying out and will help you feel refreshed when you finally get off the plane. In addition, stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water before and during the flight. Skip the alcohol and keep a water bottle with you on the plane to hydrate both your body and your skin.
Take Care of Your Eyes
On the plane, it’s easy to get lost in screens. Maybe the plane offers a screen to watch a movie on or you’re on your laptop or phone for most of the flight. Either way, staring at a screen for that long isn’t good for your eyes. Give your eyes a break by taking a nap or looking out the window for a while. If you can’t pull yourself away from the screens, there are fashionable and handy glasses that are made to protect your eyes from the harsh light of screens. These glasses filter out damaging blue-violet light, protecting your eyes and helping you focus and avoid eye strain.
Pamper Yourself on the Plane
Take advantage of the long hours on a plane by pampering yourself. If you’re going to be sleeping on the plane, bring a lavender-scented lotion and hydrating face cream to use before you hit the pillow. Being comfortable during the flight will help you sleep, which will help you fight jet lag. If you think you’ll have trouble sleeping in such a strange place, bring your own pillow or blanket to make you feel more at home. This will help you get some shut eye. You can also look into travel sized face masks and creams that you can put on and let your face absorb. This will give your skin an extra boost and make it look extra fresh and clean once you land.
Keep Make-Up Simple
When you’re in a new place, and especially when you are jet lagged, you won’t want to spend hours doing your make-up. Spend more time exploring! Choose a few products like moisturizer, mascara and lip gloss to bring. This will make packing much lighter and will help your skin feel light and fresh since you won’t be packing on the make-up. Try looking for travel-sized products before your trip and stock up on all of the essentials. This will also save you packing room and save you the hassle of trying to secure and close your bottles. If you buy travel-sized make-up it will avoid cracking or breaking your regular eye shadows and foundations.
Eating junk food and drinking soda won’t help you feel any better while you are jet lagged and it’ll take a toll on your skin, too. Instead, try to eat healthy food during your travels and drink plenty of water. Eat plenty of fruits, nuts and veggies before, during and even after your trip. Eating healthy while traveling has plenty of benefits, such as avoiding an upset stomach, staying hydrated and, yes, fighting jet lag!
Jet lag can take a toll on your travels, but only if you let it! Instead, try these hacks to fight off jet lag and look great doing it. This way, you can spend all of your time and energy exploring and taking advantage of your trip! Plus, your selfies will look great.
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