We’re going to bet that traveling during the holidays is most likely not your favorite thing in the world, because (guess what) it’s not our favorite things either. But lucky for you, we’ve got a few tips to ease the pain of traveling, especially when everyone else just so happens to be traveling at the same time.
Try To Pack Early
This seems kind of obvious, but with our busy schedules, sometimes we put off packing until the day of, which can be, of course, very stressful. Instead of waiting until the last minute, try taking some time a few nights before to do most of the damage (i.e clothes and other things you won’t need the following days). If this sounds easier said than done, try making a night of it and grabbing a bottle of wine with some takeout—that way, it doesn’t sound so bad anymore. Maybe even throw on either our Vitamin C Facial Mask or Detox Facial Mask to get the most out of your packing adventure.
Another tip is to make a packing list to make sure you don’t forget anything (like presents) as well as to remind yourself to do things like, take out the trash, lock the back door and turn off the heat.
Also, Pack Light
If you can take the stress out of waiting for your bag after your flight (or worse, losing your luggage) then why not do it? If you won’t be gone for too many days, try packing a carry-on instead, that way you won’t have to worry about getting to the airport early to check your bag and you’ll know where your belongings are at all times.
Don’t Forget To Bring Stress-Relieving Tools
There are tons of things you can stash in your bag to help relieve any stress if and when the time comes. Some of our favorites are our Tranquility Aromatherapy Roller, it contains lavender essential oil which works wonders for calming you down in a pinch, or our Gua Sha tool or Rose Quartz roller, both of which help to relieve tension caused by stress. Other great options are a stress ball, eye patches, calming tea or a neck pillow.
Bring Along Your Skincare Routine
The best way to kill the first hour of your flight is with a full-fledged skincare routine. As you probably have experienced, airplanes can seriously dry out your skin so spending some time trying to combat any dryness can really help any post-flight face. Some of our favorite things to bring along are our travel size Hydrating Facial Toner and our mini Regenerative Facial Serum.
Bring Healthy Snacks
It can tricky to find healthy snacks at the airport, that’s why bringing your own can be such a win. Not only does it save you money, since airport snacks are stupidly expensive, but you’ll just feel better, which means you’ll have a more pleasant travel experience. A few good TSA friendly options are fruits or veggies, granola, pre-made salad or popcorn. For a whole list of other TSA approved snacks, visit their site here.
Like mentioned before, airplanes can be very drying so staying hydrated is crucial. Not only will it help your skin feel less dry, but according to Harvard Health, staying hydrated can also help with jet lag symptoms. The more you know!
Oh, And Pack An Extra Phone Charger
Because sometimes we all need the extra reminder...
Image by Away