Despite the long list of positives associated with air travel, the reality is, by the time you've reached your destination your skin will typically be looking a little worse for wear. Whether you've got an important business meeting to rush to, or simply want to look your best for when you land we are here to help. We've taken a look at some travel grooming essentials that'll combat the undesirable side effects of travelling.
4 Men's Essentials for Grooming when Travelling
It's no secret that the recycled cabin air we're all subjected to when flying is about as bad as it gets in terms of maintaining a healthy complexion. Lacking moisture and full of bacteria, by the time you've come out the other end your skin typically won't be looking its finest.
While it may seem pretty self-explanatory, the best way to keep your skin nourished is by applying a quality moisturiser every once in a while. If you're not into having to apply moisturiser every few hours when you're on a long flight, simply applying some just before you get off the plane will do the trick just as well.
Fragrance And Deodorant
Whether you're prone to sweating or not, bringing some fragrance or deodorant in your hand luggage is a must - especially if you've got a business meeting waiting for you at the other end. Let's face it, being sandwiched between randoms in cramped conditions for anywhere upwards of a couple of hours isn't going to leave you smelling the freshest, now is it?
Pick yourself up some deodorant, a fresh inoffensive fragrance or both. A quick spritz when you've jumped off the plane will not only leave you smelling better - but you'll likely feel a lot fresher too. Win win. Remember you're getting on a plane so you can't carry your biggest pot of fragrance. You can always put it in your bigger luggage and start spraying away once you've gone through baggage claim.
Another visible victim of a long flight is the red eye effect. Your under-eye area is one of the first signs of a less than restorative sleep and will typically take the tangible form of puffy, dark bags under the eyes - not the look we're going for. Eye creams, serum or gels are definitely up there with the best travel essentials for men.
While, typically, there are a few generalised methods of combating the dreaded dreary eyed look, one of the most instant relief methods is utilising one of many under eye gels currently on the market. Containing energising, revitalising and cooling ingredients; apply some as you get onto the plane for a clever 'prevention is better than cure' approach.
Last up, but likely one of the most overlooked areas when travelling, your lips. As you're probably aware, when it comes to dramatic weather conditions - your lips will be one of the first to show signs of dealing with less than ideal weather conditions.
While a handy lip balm should be a permanent fixture in your travelling essentials, this stands even more so when on a plane. Nobody wants to walk into a meeting with lips that look like they've withstood a week's worth of searing debauchery at the burning man festival - keep them moisturised and you'll feel (and look) ten times better.
4 Men's Essentials for Grooming When Travelling
- Moisturiser: Aeroplane air conditioning can easily dehydrate skin so stay refreshed and keep your skin moisturised.
- Fragrances and deodorant: No one likes to smell bad so keep a handy sized spritz in your travel bag and you'll be fresher then ever.
- Eye care: Tired eyes don't help your appearance at all, and can leave you feeling glum and more tired. Refresh your eyes with a cream, serum or gel.
- Lip Balm: Last but not least, I'm sure you've experiences dry lips at one point in your life, it's not pleasant. Travelling or not, a lip balm is an essential.
On That Note
So there you have it. While, arguably, these are all pretty self-explanatory, logical steps to take in the crusade to keeping up appearances when travelling, you'd be surprised how often they're overlooked or forgotten. Hey, if you're only taking to the skies a couple of times a year, by all means, forego the above, but if you're a regular traveller - it's well worth the minuscule investment.