1.Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Do not pack your toothbrush and toothpaste in your checked luggage! Seriously, make sure you bring it on board with you because I guarantee you’ll want to freshen up at least once during your long haul flight. With all the napping and snacking you’ll be doing, this is an essential carry-on item to have within reach. Bonus Tip: Try to brush your teeth during the first half of your trip! The longer you wait, the dirtier the airplane bathroom will be… and we all know how disturbingly gross they get. Just trust me on this one. Pack your oral hygiene essentials in your carry-on.
My Suggestion: I use this neat little battery powered electric toothbrush that I picked it up at Sephora on sale for $9, and it has been nothing but fantastic.
2. Face Cleanser
I can’t stress enough just how essential face cleanser is. The air gets extremely dry in plane cabins and it can be extremely harsh on your skin- Especially your face. It’s good to refresh and restore moisture into your pores, and keeping your body hydrated helps prevent any blemishes or break outs you may suffer from due to flying!
My Suggestion: Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh. Gentle, refreshing, and light on the skin- I love this product. You can pick it up at Sephora as well!
3. Facial Mask
This may seem like an absurd product to use on a plane, but trust me, if you can get past judgment from your fellow flyers… Long haul flying provides a genuinely great opportunity to whip out the face masks. During my 10 hour flight back home to LA from Sydney, I globbed on a face mask to help make the flight feel more comfortable and luxurious. I had been chatting with the girl I was seated by, and after a bit of laughter, she asked to join me on my in-flight masking endeavors. So there we were, two girls with green goop on our faces watching How To Be Single 40,000 feet in the air. It made the flight entertaining, relaxing, and helped pass the time! Win, win, win. I think it entertained the flight attendants and surrounding flyers as well considering they all got a laugh from it, but hey, we’ll chalk that up to a good deed- Gifting grumpy flyers with something to laugh at. Us.
My Suggestion: Literally ANY Boscia Mask. 10/10, Two Thumbs Up, Five Stars. Amazing.
I really don’t understand those weirdly upbeat people who enjoy long haul flying. In my mind, lengthy flights are horrible for many, many, many reasons. A big reason, though, is that overall feeling of “ick” when you finally de-board the plane. Even when you refresh to your best ability during the flight, you leave feeling exhausted and rough. Concealer, ladies and gents, is your best friend. Towards the end of the flight, whip out some concealer and dab some underneath your eyes. No one will ever know you’ve just endured an exhausting flight. This is much better than boarding a plane with a full face of makeup and leaving with a sludgy, half rubbed off mess of ill-advised beauty pageant makeup. Your skin needs to breathe, so let it.
My Suggestion: Not this Smashbox concealer. I’m trying to use up this tube, but it hasn’t been great. And it isn’t cruelty free, so I really do not recommend this product. (Sorry, Smashbox- This is an honest blog)
5. Multi-Purpose Contact Solution
This suggestion is purely for poor-visioned travelers like myself. I was diagnosed with Glaucoma about a year ago which has resulted in my already terrible eyesight getting worse and worse with time. Legally my left eye is blind, so I rely on corrective lenses at all times. This plays an irritating role in all realms of travel. Long haul flights are especially difficult because I personally prefer contact lenses over my glasses, but eyes need rest from contact lenses and lengthy flights make that problematic. Due to this, I’ve learned that having contact solution handy is essential. If you use multi-purpose solution, it can also be used as hydrating eye drops. So if you don’t feel comfortable taking your contacts out during your flight, you can drop a bit of solution into your eyes to keep them hydrated and prevent your contacts from sticking stubbornly onto your eyes. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, you’ve packed your contact gear and can take them out (carefully) while you nap. This is probably the most personally beneficial bit of advice I can give for long haul flights. My glasses irritate the skin on my nose and around my eyes, sit uncomfortably on my face, and make me feel insecure. I’m happy to have found multi-purpose solution to prevent me from having to feel even more uncomfortable than I do during exhausting flights.
My Suggestion: Bausch & Lomb Multi-Purpose Solution: The only solution I use.
Disclaimer: I genuinely purchase all products I mention on this site. If I say a product works for me, it works for me. If I say a product doesn’t work for me, it doesn’t work for me. I’ll never ever ever deceive you for profit on here- Just honest tips from me to you.
I hope this helps you on your next adventures abroad. Thanks for stopping by. x