Recently when we flew to Maui, I realized there are some things I can’t survive a flight without. I started packing my “survival kit” and it really makes all the difference when traveling. My survival kit mainly consists of skincare, health needs, and some other random things. It’s been a game changer for me, and hopefully it will do the same for you!
When I fly, skincare is a big deal because airplanes don’t have “normal” air in them. The air is dry and filled with bacteria, which is why many people get acne when they travel. To help with this, when I travel, I wear no makeup and bring some skincare with me, starting with my favorite moisturizer. This will help prevent your skin from getting dry and it can be a nice refresh in the middle of your flight. I bring my OLEHENRIKSEN Counter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator moisturizer with me because I have oily skin, so although my skin doesn’t necessarily get dry, it will need a pick-me-up half way through the flight.
2. Under eye masks
Yay! More skincare! I bring 2 sets of under eye masks; one for each way on the flight. These are great for brightening and putting moisture back into your under eyes. This is a game changer, especially if you have things to do after you get off the flight. These are also great just to bring along in your suitcase. If you don’t want to look like a weirdo like me with eye masks on during your flight, then save them for the hotel. I promise you won’t regret bringing them along. I bring the Blaq Activated charcoal under eye masks and I’m obsessed with them.
I really only bring a blend of them, but I have brought plain jane essential oils on a plane ride before. I have a mix of essential oils that helps with headaches and sleep. I think its very calming and the scent isn’t so overwhelming that you’re blasting the plane with scent (you have to remember you’re in an air tight container). If you do bring essential oils, I recommend watering them down and bringing them so that you can enjoy them without annoying anyone else.
4. Face Mist
This is not essential… it’s actually kind of extra, but I pack my Tea Tree Water from lush just for another refresh. I usually use this before I get on the plane or when I get off so I’m not disturbing the people next to me (unless it’s John. Then I don’t care).
5. Hand Sanitizer
Cleanliness on an airplane is a must for me. They don’t clean the whole plane in between flights and honestly I have no idea the last time they did clean, so I bring hand sanitizer just to use if I want to eat snacks or something to lessen the chance of me getting sick on the trip.
6. Disinfectant Wipes
I bring these to wipe down the seat and stow away table when I get on a plane. They sell little travel packs of them at target that you can buy and keep in your carry on. Super easy and again, less chance of getting sick.
This is mainly for John, but if you start to feel sick on a plane, this is the best thing you can take. I buy the natural one, which is basically a bunch of ginger in a pill capsule. As an alternative, you could bring ginger tea bags. Just ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water and maybe some sweetener if you like those in your tea and boom! You’re good to go!
Everything in here will make your travel experience so much better, whether you’re in first class or economy. They’re great, simple, and it’s never a bad idea to have these things just in case.