This post is sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.
Most of us travel a lot this time of year. Whether we are going home for the holidays or jet-setting on our next adventure, we want to be comfortable along the way. Dan and I are going to Munich December 23rd, so we currently have all things travel on our brains. So while I’m thinking of it, I thought I’d share my tips for being comfortable while you are traveling.
1.Don’t Be Stinky. After running around the airport and being squeezed on a tiny airplane, feeling and smelling fresh is imperative. I always pack my deodorant to quickly freshen up. I’ve been using Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant for years, and I like it because provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, plus added skin care benefits for softer, smoother underarms. And it smells pretty. I always choose a different scent each time I repurchase it. I currently have the rebalance, which smells like plums and sakura blossom.
2.Moisturize Your Hands and Lips. A mini hand lotion and some lip balm are all you need. I like multi-purpose lip balm that squeezes out of a tube, so I can use it on my lips, cuticles, or even rub some under my eyes if they are feeling too dry. Petroleum jelly works, too. Call me weird, but I sometimes even put a little in my nose to catch germs and keep my nose from drying out. Dr. Alicia Barba, a Dove dermatologist, recommends petroleum jelly for elbows and hands, as well as removing eye makeup. Talk about a travel multitasker!
3.Be Prepared to Lose Your Luggage. My mom always told me to pack a pair of underwear and a toothbrush in my carry on just in case my luggage got lost. I can’t tell you how many times this little bit of extra effort has saved me. And on the flip side, it has haunted me when I forgot to do it. Once I was in the middle of nowhere in Hungary brushing my teeth with my finger for a week. It wasn’t fun. So give yourself the peace of mind that you have a backup.
4.Bring a Water Bottle. There is nothing more uncomfortable than being insanely thirsty while you’re traveling. And we all know the tiny cups they give you on the plane aren’t enough to keep you hydrated. I either bring a water bottle and fill it once I am past security, or buy a big bottle of water from a shop. We need to hydrate on bus and car trips, too, no matter how many times you have to stop to use the bathroom. Hydration is important to help decrease inflammation and keep your skin feeling and looking its best.
5.Don’t Jam up Security. No one wants to be behind that guy in security who doesn’t seem to know the rules. Pack all your liquids together so that if you do get flagged, you aren’t flailing around looking for things. I like to bring travel-sized versions of my favorite face products for space-saving reasons. If you can’t find a small size of your favorite product, you can always squeeze a little bit of product into a contact case.
6.Carry Some Face Wipes. Here’s another great tip from Dr. Barba. It feels great to wipe the grime off your face, especially after a long flight when you might have been sleeping. You could go wash your face in the bathroom, but I’ve been in the situation where my face is dripping wet and the only drying agent available is a hand dryer. You can also use those wipes to give yourself a quickie shower and wipe down your armpits, for instance, then reapply your deodorant.
7.Take Care of Your Immune System. Recycled air and lots of strangers make airplanes a hub for germs. If we actually use the anti-bacterial that we packed, then we may not have to suffer with the sniffles for a week. I also like to bring a Vitamin C immune booster along and mix it with water to give me an extra shield against getting sick. I’ve used tablets, oils, and powders and they are all great!
8.Layers. I remember when my good friend took the bus to Charlottesville and said she spent the entire time googling “help me I’m on a bus and I’m freezing.” I’ve been there too! Now I pack socks, a light scarf, and layer my clothing so I am more comfortable.
9.Try to Sleep. This doesn’t really apply if you aren’t taking a long flight, but like I said earlier I’m thinking about our trip to Germany. I love that they give you complimentary wine on international flights, but the reality is that it keeps me from falling asleep and feeling rested. I skip the wine and set myself up with my blow-up neck pillow, kitty sleeping mask, and a chill playlist. I also buckle my seatbelt over the blanket, so that the flight crew doesn’t wake me up to make sure I have my seat belt fastened.
I hope I helped you learn something new! It’s always fun to read about how other folks travel and the tips and tricks they have picked up over the years.
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This post is sponsored by Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. As always, all opinions are my own.