Have you ever wondered how do flight attendants looking so refreshed after a long and exhausting flight? Or even feel refreshed after a long journey sitting still and waiting for the time to pass. Let me give you some tips on how to fake looking fresh like you would be ready to jump onto a meeting after that! Everyone knows how tiring airplane travel can be, right? The environment itself is already exhausting and that affects our body (I will come to that).
First, let me explain to you a little bit about the physiology of the flight to get a better understanding of why it is that you feel tired even after a short flight.
There is less oxygen in the air. This is one of the main reasons. Just imagine, your body and brains are operating on a level that they cannot function in the same way they would on the ground. So that itself makes the body more exhausted quicker than usual. Just imagine walking in a mountain altitude, this is also what happens during a flight. Our bodies and brains are not accustomed to that level of altitude on a daily basis.
Your body gets dehydrated. It is crucial to drink water during the flight. This is probably the most important thing you can do. It prevents you from getting headaches and feeling jetlagged. You should consume at least 2dl of water every hour when on the air. Also, your skin will thank you afterward when doing so!
You have to sit still most of the time. And add to that, squeezed between two small seats with another person on both sides! We all know the feeling, right? So what you can do, or try at least, is to move a little bit during the flight. The circulation of your body doesn’t function properly because of a lack of motion. Try to do some small stretching and stand up every now and then when you can. It helps your body and muscles during the flight not to feel that tired.
So here are tips based on the facts before.
Drink plenty of water.
Try to do a little bit of stretching with your feet and arms.
Use face masks and facial mists to keep your skin moisturized.
Consider consuming electrolytes and health powders with minerals.
If you use makeup as I do, go for the moisturizing ones.
Do you have any other great tips, let me know on comments! 🙂