#kaytips : how to get through a long flight
… And look fresh at the arrival? That is the question. I’ve been flying a lot lately and I have to say that if I don’t prepare a little for a 6 hours flight, I usually cry when I see my face in the mirror after I get off the plane. So I’ll share the best tips and routine all of us should keep in mind to avoid dry skin, dark circles, dehydration, puffy eyes and so on. Let’s do it!
PREPARE YOUR TRIP
It’s all about the carry-on so make sure that once you packed a good book, your computer, headphones and chargers, you don’t forget to pack a pair of warm, cozy socks. I always take my shoes off because my feet (and fingers and all) tend to get inflated and since it’s always so cold in the plane (right?) I would even suggest to put two pairs of socks on, at least, that’s what I do. The blankets in the plane are so tiny and thin that I usually keep my coat on, so make sure to travel with a very cozy one. Don’t forget to pack your best travel size beauty essentials. I’ll describe mine below. The seat is SO important, for a long flight, even if it costs a little more money, try to choose a good seat while booking your tickets. We’re ideally talking emergency exit, window, first row… You DON’T want to be stuck between two strangers right next to the bathroom (I’ve been there, trust me).
THE SETTLE ROUTINE
After you stow your carry-on, make sure you have a little pouch with you with all the necessary stuff to get ready for the flight. So you take your shoes off, put comfy socks on, take off your rings, earrings (bracelets are fine but still). During a long flight, it’s important to sleep as much as possible. First it will help with the jet lag and then, we all know how boring a long flight tends to be… So I remove my make-up entirely (I promise that your neighbor for the next hours don’t care at all and it’s never the really hot guy, although, who knows!) If by any chance it’s the really hot guy (or girl), ABORT mission. I’m kidding. Nice skin before anything. I use Neutrogena all-in-one cleansing wipes and I sometimes pop a pill of Melatonin, which is a very natural way to get sleepy as it’s drug-free. Also, for a bright look on the arrival, you should definitely consider the eye mask. As we look silly anyway with it, let’s make the most of it and choose a funny one
THE BEFORE-YOU-SLEEP CARE
As we don’t want our face or lips to look like a cracked dry desert, it’s time to use the Evian Facial spray to keep the hydratation in and feel fresh the whole time. It’s very important to mist after you remove your make-up. You know the nasty recycled air you’re going to breath for the next hours, well the mist will act like a barrier and add an extra layer of hydration. You can also use Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray that contains rose water. Rose water is the best. And then it’s time for us to look like the freaks we are by applying a mask (I hope the guy next to you is really not attractive, or that you’ll fly with friends or family that will love you no matter what) I’m a huge Korres fan when it comes to this, I was in Athens pretty recently and I made sure to shop some Korres products for a lifetime. I love also my lifesaver Charlotte Tilbury’s magic cream.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Now that we’re done with the face. Let’s not forget the rest of our, well, self. Drink as much as possible during the flight, and as much as the little liquor bottles can be tempting, DON’T DO THAT. I always make sure I have some coconut water with me but a large Evian will do as well. And choose tea over coffee when the flight attendant ask you what you’d prefer. Always. I hate in-flight meals menu, they tend to salt it so much because our taste buds don’t work the same up in the air. And salt will dehydrate you even more. I always pack some almonds or nuts to fight against this. You’re ready to sleep!
BEFORE THE LANDING
You’re an hour or so close to your destination and now it’s gametime. If you’re a germaphobe, don’t forget to disinfect your hands before touching your face. It’s time for cleansing wipes again and anti-puffiness eye mask, I love the Hope In a Tube that I got recently and that I use for both eye and lips. If you have time (and that everyone in the plane already assumed you’re a freak) the Bliss Instant Energizing Eye Mask is the best ever ever. Then use a moisturizer or face oil before you go to the bathroom for a little make-up retouch. A good concealer will do to hide the redness from the flight and, a little bit of mascara and you’re ready to go! You now can run to the closest Stabucks to avoid jet lag by finally drinking coffee. Bon voyage!
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Fantastic tips, I've already planned for a few of these, though I haven't even considered melatonin. I'm flying to Japan from Australia in April, and it's a 10 hour flight from 12am, and the last time I flew over there I had trouble trying to get to sleep, let alone staying asleep. I considered asking my doctor for a prescription for sleeping tablets, but I've heard a lot about melatonin lately, so I might go for that instead! Thank you so much for this post!
Very detailed tips, i'll try to keep up with all of these stages. xxhttp://www.svenjournal.com
Coming to LA from France really soon, so those tips will really be helpful ! Thank you Fiona xxx
Totally agreeing on Melatonin. Nothing will function well without a good nappy nap on plane :) :) :)http://vivienekok.blogspot.com/
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Flying to the US from Asia, means around 14 hours of travelling and that is really too much as tourists can get terrible jet lag. I have just written an article on tips on how to overcome jet lag and wanted to share it with your readers. Hope you like it and benefit from it. http://womansaga.com/how-to-overcome-jet-lag-8-never-to-fail-tips/http://womansaga.com
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Pretty awesome tips I'll make sure to read this again when I'll be travelling xoxo
I love all ofthese tips, I guess allot of people don't do these to avoid looking and feeling silly. But honestly who cares, you'll get off the place looking like a super star. xxhttps://www.youtube.com/user/JoseeDarquise/feed?view_as=public
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Definitely agree with all these, great tips. Try using a moisturizer with SPF if you are flying during the day.http://itsjustthebuzz.com/
Thank you so much for this post, Fiona! So helpful in planning my upcoming transatlantic trip!http://www.donutsanddior.blogspot.com
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That's so interesting that you mention staying super hydrated as a tip for flying--I actually usually avoid that because I don't want to use the plane bathroom! But I suppose staying hydrated is important in any regard!
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Thanks for the tips. I'll make sure to remember these when I get the chance to fly overseas for hours. Right now, I usually take short trips outside the country. Those that take just an hour or less.
Thanks for this great post. Good writing and wonderful pictures.
Thank you for this post, it's really helpful! I hate flying but this makes me feel better about it!
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Love this tips! I would add to choose the good airline for long flights, some of them make your flight the most enjoyable part of the journey!)))
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Great tips to have in mind when travelling! Thanks sooo much for sharing!
Love this tips!! Your blog is amazing!
Such great tips for getting ready to fly! You would know especially with the amount of time you spend on airplanes! x
Love the post!! Great tips!
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Thanks for sharing your tips. In my experience drinking as much water as possible during the flight does wonders to my skin.
Good tips! Since I originate from Asia I started early on to fly a long time. It used to be such a big thing, but I think by now I got used to it. Probably also since most of the seats have their own "TV" I watch many, many movies... Just bad that I won't get as much sleep anymore and sometime even want the flight to be a little longer, so I can finish the movie :D
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So helpful ! Please do more tips like these and the more specific, the better !
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Thanks for these suggestions...you are a really expert of these trips!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
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Thank you so much for the tips! Will definitely try this the next time I am travelling <3
Those are super handful tips ! Thank you so much Fiona xx
Loved this post!! So complete :)
THESE TIPS! So helpful. I am going to keep these in mind the next time I travel.http://cest-une-belle-vie.blogspot.com/
Great tips! This was always a problem for me. Thanks for sharing!
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Salut la team :)
Merci beaucoup pour les conseils, ça m'aide un petit peu plus car dimanche je prends l'avion pour la première fois et je suis un peu stressée! ^^'
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That's one of the most helpfull articles I have read lately! Thank you Fiona!
Lots of love!
Great tips, love the pictures you chose!
very helpful tipps!
Thanks Fiona for your tips :)
This really is a routine that needs to be planned just right!
Great tips, Fiona! I find that by wearing a mask over my nose and mouth I don't get sick from everyone sneezing and coughing! Try that too =)http://www.wondermika.com
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I really think that these posts are adding something to your blog ! Plus writing in collaboration is a super nice idea. It makes the blog more alive and interactive to my opinion.
I'm probably going to the USA this summer so this blog post is coming handy for good tips ! :)
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Useful tips and interesting images!
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Just wondering: how do you get the coconut water or even a large Evian on board, unless you fly private? I only know commercial flights where liquids above 100ml are not allowed.
So cool - thanks a lot. I am always scared while flying :(http://brinisfashionbook.com/
Thanks for the great tips! Next month, I’ll be flying to Budapest so they will be very helpful!http://www.beautydoll.be/
Wonderful post with awesome tips!! :-)
Useful information from someone, who travels a lot! Thanks! :)
Thanks for the tips, Fiona! I love MB's facial spray and will definitely have to try the face oil and see how that goes.
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Really cool article and I loved the self-irionic touch to it :)
What I recommend as the spray hydrator are Jane Iredale products:
I used to love the Pommist, but now I am into the new one with rose water:
Absolutely love it!
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Thanks for sharing these. I'm flying on a long flight soon so thumbs up
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Love these tips! Hydrating is the key!!
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Thank you for your tips ! And I love the way you write, you are so funny ! I've been reading Kayture for years and it will always be the best blog ever. Thanks to all of you for doing what you do <3
Lovely post, as always! I had fun reading this.
warm fuzzy socks are essential on long flights. thanks for all of the suggestions!
I am such a nervous flyer, so reading posts like this do me the world of good!
Thanks for this! I'm flying soon! x
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Well, I really really loved this post, it's actually so useful! Not that I'm going on a long flight soon (at least I have no intention of) but I'll keep it in mind! ;)
Thanks for the tips and keep going the great work, love to have you in the Kayteam! <3
Although I have never flied, I find this article very entertaining and amusing! I love to read your posts, keep it up! :)
thanks for the tips!! They are going to be useful
thanks for the tips!!
Thanks for the tips, Fiona!
love your tips!
awesome post :-)
Pas mal cet article, très utile :) Merci !
Love this post ! so interesting
Thanks for the tips!
great tips, thanks for sharing
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Very helpful tips, thanks Fiona :))
Thanks a lot!! TThese tips are precious!! For this summer I'm planning a holiday abroad and I'll follow your tips, surely!!
And do you know what!?! I'm going to print them right now!!
Thanks again dear ;-)
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oh! so good post with good ideas!!!!!!!
What a fabulous article you made Fiona. Even thought I'm a man, it's nice to hear all those amazing little tips and I tend to keep my jewelry on but for now on will take off everything. You are so right with the shoes, so much better to take them off and put some good socks. You will also feel much better and much comfier. Thank you so much for all these amazing tips.
very helpful tips,thanks for sharing
I wish this came out about a week earlier! I just took a long trip and this would have been so helpful! I'll be traveling some more in the upcoming months though, so I will definitely be taking these tips into consideration. You covered some really good tips here and with a touch of humor, I loved reading!
i love these tips! I've never taken a flight more than 4 hours but since my honeymoon is coming up that will probably be changing! Thanks for sharing :)
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I never do long flights but I loved this article anyway!
such great tips
Génial cet article! Nous qui voyageons beaucoup, nous saurons nous en rappeler !!!
Oh, I really like that post!
I loved this! ♡ I'm going to take advantage of these tips, so thank you! :) And I hope that a hot guy won't sit next to me... ;D
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Great tips and the always work for me while travelling to drink a lot of tea and water!http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/
Thanks Fiona for the tips!
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Great tips! Great advice, thnx
Thanks for the timely post, I have a long trip ahead next week. I usually end up arriving looking rather ragged so I am happy to try your proposals.
Great articles and tips!
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Fantastic tips!! I absolutely love #Kaytips!
Great tips! I am flying from NYC to Europe twice a year and I know that the right hydration is a key to fresher look!;-)
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Great tips, i have a 9 hour flight in the mornig and ill do these.
I always take a book, water and headphones in. I'll try the rose water and cosy socks :)
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Great tips to prepare well for a long flight! Personally, I think it's most important to keep hydrated by drinking as much water as possible! The eye mask sounds like a fantastic idea too!
Great tips:) I hate drinking a lot during a flight though because of the constant need for the toilet :)
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Wonderful article! Thank you for those great tips! :)
I'm hope so happy I saw this post, it couldn't have come at a better time! The girls and I have an 8 hour journey coming up and I'm going to send the link to everyone!
I agree with Bree above though, a what to pack article would be AMAZING and very convenient!! Particularly for a hot destination! xxxhttp://www.lauraliveslife.wordpress.com
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Thank you for the tips! xoxo
Great tips, I can swear by all of them myself too!
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These are great tips, I'll be flying to Paris next week so they will be helpful! :)
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those were some pretty nice tips. unfortunately i'm not going anywhere far soon but, next time i'm on a plane, i'll make sure to re-read this ;)
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Useful! Although there is always the 21-hours flight to Australia where you just lose faith in all the beauty products as well as in your ability for patience and just decide to cry (or drink the mini-liquor bottles!)
This is such a great and fun article with some very useful tips! So that's how you and Kristina always manage to look so fresh after long-haul flights. I am not sure about hydration though, as it does not go well with having a window seat, your neighbors and having to go to a bathroom every hour haha! But I still sip on water throughout the whole flight basically.
Anyway, could either you or Kristina PLEASE make a what-to-pack article? I have wondered for a long time how do bloggers manage to master the art of packing. I always overpack and take too many things in the carry-on. That would be super interesting to read! Thanks x
Cool article dear Fiona i really like the way you talk .. very very helpful .. <3
Gonna try out your tips next time i'm going to asia!
sick of looking like a zombie everytime i arrive there!
Pas mal toutes ces petites astuces pour un long vol, interessant pour moi qui vais bientôt faire mon premier long vol depuis des années... NYC here I come !! Mais je vais surtout tout faire pour dormir le plus longtemps possible car je ne suis pas fan de l'avion !!
Love these tips especially tip number four