Long flights are my least favorite part of international travel. I’m good for about four hours and then, if I can’t sleep, I’m the kid telling everyone (mainly just T) that I’m bored. I discovered on our trip to Italy last year that I do much better on flights that leave later in the day, so I can move around and possibly workout beforehand. Despite my inability to sit still and the changing time zones, I try to keep my skin, health, and beauty routine in check. At home, I can’t sleep without washing my face, brushing my teeth, and stretching. As much as I can, I try to do that same routine on the plane before sleeping. Obviously I can’t wash my face in the mini-bathroom and I won’t be making friends if I stay in the bathroom for 20 minutes, so I have some cheats to help me with my in-flight skin care and beauty routine…
For my face, I love these Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Wipes – they’re soft on my skin and very effective. I can take off my makeup at my seat. Because I can’t get my normal skin creams through the security check, I like to bring samples that I’ve received in online beauty orders (Nordstrom + Sephora both do this), which I can also apply at my seat.
I can’t imagine flying without my toothbrush on such a long flight. I really enjoy traveling with this portable electric toothbrush. I love that it’s so small and fits in my dopp kit (my regular toothbrush is just too big). While the head is a bit small, the power of the bristles makes up for the small size. It runs on one battery, which makes it great for travel, comes in tons of colors and prints, and has a cover so you don’t have to worry about bristle hygiene! You can find the travel size of toothpaste at Target and this is my normal floss.
I also include hand cream (preferably with a mild scent), medications/aspirin, and deodorant to keep me going in the right direction!