Want to arrive at your destination looking as composed as Alexa Chung? Then you're going to have to get some shut-eye while on board. Here are our 8 top tips to help you get your inflight beauty sleep.
Extra leg room is always a good idea so if you get the chance to get it, go for it. Have a look at the plane layout before booking so you can suss out the spots that are likely to be quiet, dark and with some extra inches. Be ready and waiting when online check in opens and do another quick search then to see if there’s anything better available before you commit. Some times the best seats in the house are held back from general release until nearer departure.
2. Arrive at the airport tired Time your flight so you are likely to be weary when you sit down. Do some exercise before you set off for the airport so your body has had chance to stretch before being expected to sit still for a chunk of time.
3. Eat and drink smart Eat lightly at the airport before you fly so you can nestle down straight to sleep when the seatbelt sign goes off, without having to wait for the on-board meal to be served. Swap caffeine for chamomile tea. Avoid alcohol – it will make you feel horrible, we promise you. Drink water before, during and after flying. Air travel is hugely dehydrating - left unchecked that alone will make you look and feel wiped out.
4. Get comfy
You might want to look glam at the airport but once on board the dress code is all about comfort. Take a pair of tracksuit bottoms and some cosy socks to change in to. Add a big scarf that can double up as something to cuddle under if it gets nippy or that can be squished in to a ball to create an extra pillow.
5. Love your skin
Flying is hard work on the skin as the in cabin air is so dehydrating. So, as soon as you get on board, cleanse your face and moisturise to avoid it becoming uncomfortably dry. Our After Dark Face Oils are great for night time flights as they are fast absorbing and stacked full of skin nourishing nutrients. For short daytime flights we opt for a gel based moisturiser such as Clinique's Moisture Surge to give our skin a deep, refreshing drink. If you are a contact lens wearer, don’t forget to take them out to avoid sore, tired eyes when you land.
6. Tune out
Block out unwanted noise and light that might disturb you. Put down the blinds; put on a gorgeously soft eye-mask; plug in the ear plugs. Create your own bedroom vibe in your airline seat.
7. Use essential oils Apply your favourite soothing essential oil to your pulse points. By applying direct to skin they will be absorbed in to your blood stream as well as through your respiratory system. Choose top quality oils, grown and produced for their therapeutic benefits so you know all their powers to relax have been retained. Explore our four blends on our online shop to see whether LOVE, GLOW, CALM or DREAM could be your perfect sleep-inducing match.
Calm nerves and reduce your heart rate by taking time out to do some long deep breaths as you sit in your seat. Just three slow deep breaths is enough to change how you feel and help you relax.
Happy adventures. xx