While we love jet-setting across the world to explore new places, people, and cultures, it can be quite challenging to feel fresh and energized after a day of traveling (Editor’s note: especially if you’re jumping on a plane once or twice a week). Luckily, there are a few ways to combat that dull, right-off-the-plane feeling.
Raise your hand if even the shortest flights make you feel tired (Another editor’s note: hand officially raised). Waking up super early and walking through a new city can make you feel slightly worn out. A facial mist will help you look and feel refreshed and clean, waking you up in the process. A natural facial mist will help hydrate your skin to keep you looking your best. We recommend mixing some water and peppermint cooling oil in a tiny spray bottle. Peppermint naturally awakens the senses and gives anyone a refreshing boost.
On long-haul flights, it may be a good idea to keep your heavy foundation, eyeshadow, lip gloss, and mascara in your bag and off your face. As altitude changes, the air can become very dry, leading to heavier oil production on your skin. A combination of oily makeup and skin can lead to breakouts, and that is the last thing you want on a vacation! Try a blush stick that doubles as a lip tint, along with tinted moisturizer instead. Also, instead of makeup – toner works travel facial miracles. Take this Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner, for example.
With oily skin comes oily hair, which can make your day a little less than awesome. Luckily, a powder-based dry shampoo can save you for the time being. Rubbing a little of this in your hair can soak up the excess oil and take that greasy shine out of it. We love Aveda, we suggest scooping up their Shampure Dry Shampoo to keep you feeling fresh.
To keep that dewy glow while traveling, it’s important to prepare for a flight with a facial moisturizer, preferably with SPF (you still get lots of sun up in the skies, it’s always sunny up there after all). If your skin is readily moisturized, it will feel no need to produce that extra oil. SPF will protect you from UVA rays through the window and from the fluorescent bulbs overhead. Lather up!
Many airports house a wide range of beauty and wellness shops, ranging from hair salons to yoga rooms. If flying stresses you out, it can be of help to arrive at the airport early and take advantage of these. A little online research should help you locate any airport’s amenities. In Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1, for example, the XpresSpa, includes services such as massages, a nail salon, and hair salon to help you look and feel your best.
Since the levels of humidity onboard are so low, one of the most important things to do when flying is to hydrate before, during, and after the flight. In-flight, you lose a lot of water, leading to quick dehydration. This can make you feel even more tired, irritable, and bloated. It can also leave you vulnerable to catching a virus, the traveler’s ultimate nightmare. You can never get enough H2O! Here are all the water bottle filling stations in Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Terminal 1 and 2.
Employee Author Bio: Anna is a Marketing Intern at Sun Country Airlines. She loves Sun Country’s passion for the state of Minnesota and the efforts they make to connect passengers to new adventures. A city girl at heart, her next stop is either New York City or Los Angeles.
Our employees not only love to fly, they have a wealth of travel knowledge, too. Whether they're an expert packer, know the best restaurants in town, or have any other savvy advice, we wanted to give them a space to share suggestions and expertise directly with you!