Dread flying? We get it. Cramming yourself into a seat for hours can be tough, not to mention the dry air, terrible food, and that one wailing baby that seems to be a steady fixture on every plane ride (and always seems to be seated right next to YOU).
Flying can be doubly difficult when you know you’re bound to your tiny seat for a long period of time, but fortunately, long-haul air travel doesn’t have to be torture. Here, we break down the elements of flying that make life just a little bit miserable, and the perfect solutions for each of them—all of which fit nicely into your carry-on. Crack open the overhead bin for a pleasant, relaxing in-flight experience.
You’ve probably experienced the peculiar discomfort of walking off a plane feeling like a piece of stale bread—your skin tight, your mouth parched, and your head aching. Turns out, a plane at 30,000 feet in the air has a lower humidity level than the Sahara desert!
First thing’s first: drink up! Pack one stick of Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier for every two hours in flight, and set a timer to remind yourself to pause your movie, podcast or audiobook, and chug.
Bring along some face oil and body moisturizer (odorless, to be considerate to your neighbors who may not enjoy Coconut Cucumber Mango scent the same way you do) to keep your skin hydrated.