Monday, March 07, 2005

Bye-Bye Jet Lag

Jet lag is the evil curse of modern travel, but there are ways to get round this just like anything else. You can easily adopt a few strategies, and your flight journey will be like an upgrade from budget to business class.

The first and foremost key is to ditch the free wine on the plane and drink tons of water instead. You’re body gets totally dehydrated when flying, as you’re breathing fake, recycled air. We’re suffering badly from jet lag (yes, we don’t always practise what we preach…), so we thought we’d better ease the problems prior to the flight journey. Not long ago, Anna got us inspired on her advice on Nina Ricci’s long haul flight spray. Unfortunately the product wasn’t available, so our next pick was Clinique’s “Moisture Surge Face Spray” and “Moisture Surge Extra cream”. Both products are wonderful to use, but the spray was particularly nice in the cabin. So what other products are good for this scenario? Molton Brown’s Eye Cool Eye Rescue is working miracles on puffy, stressed eyes. This cooling cream-gel contains marine extract to soothe the delicate eye area. As a bonus, this cream can be used under or over cosmetics. L’occitane have a fabulous selection of general beauty and skin care products. Their Magic Eye Balm is another option that improves on puffiness and dark circles. The eye area looks instantly rested and luminous. Moving on, we can only imagine that Elisabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream need no further presentation. This cream has become an icon in each womans hand bag, up there with Juicy Tube and the rest... Eye compressors/patches are something that is easy to bring on to the plane. And as soon as you’re finished with one, you throw it away. Guerlain’s Hydrogel Eye Contour Patches are rated the best on the market. Origin’s Sleep Perchance and Sleep Time will encourage a quick sleep, immensely valued if your on a long haul flight. Look out for products containing Lavender, Geranium and Tea Tree essential oils as these ingredients are brilliant to relax muscles and relieve stress. Finally, move your body regularly. Take a walk up and down the aisles, and do some neck and ankle rotations. You want to be running up and down the mean shopping streets on arrival ASAP, so you better take note of this...

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes... love all those products you use. The Moisture Surge spray is heaven while flying.

8:10 pm  
Blogger A Touch of Style said...

Long flights can definitely make you look as if you have been dragged through a hedge. Will be penciling in some of your product suggestions. It took me a while but have finally come to terms on not wearing makeup while in flight. But everything is back in place five minutes before the plane touches down. No one would want to see me with out my makeup lol... the term death warmed over comes to mind lol...

A Touch of Style :)

4:15 am  
Blogger pinkmirage said...

Great advice! Unfortunately, contact lenses are also a big no-no, especially for long flights. Your eyes will turn so red, you will either resemble a person who has not slept in a million ages or a drunk.

8:19 am  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

SOoooooo right. I wish I can wear contact lens on the plane. . . . but thanks for the tips. Will try that on my next long flight-which is in 11 days!! Can't wait to get home!

2:07 pm  
Blogger Ablund said...

Ohh I just love Moisture Surge Extra cream I use it during our crispy cold and dry air in this country during winter..And yes the snow is still on the ground and it's below freezing just so you know ;-)

7:57 pm  
Blogger coolchiq said...

Snow on the ground? Freezing climate? I've never heard of such things...:)

10:20 am  

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