Air time wreaks havoc on your skin. Anyone who’s traveled for any amount of time on an airplane has probably experienced that dry, tight feeling in the face and hands. That comes from the recycled air, which is low in humidity and tends to suck moisture out of the skin, leaving it dry and cracked and dehydrated. Some people experience worse symptoms, including itching, flaking, and redness. Fortunately, there are things you can do to counteract these effects, so you can arrive at your destination comfortable and looking radiant. Here's how...
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When you think about it, flying in a metal bird at 500 miles per hour is quite an unnatural state for our bodies to be in. We run into all sorts of problems at high altitude, like dehydration, lack of circulation, and lack of healthy food options. But with a little planning, it is possible to stay healthy on the plane! Here are some of my favorite tips:
For those who fly frequently, there’s nothing like flying with a bad cold or feeling one starting to settle in just after touching down. Fact of the matter is that flying is harder on the body than most of us realize, and avoiding “picking something up on the plane” takes a little effort. While keeping your immune system in fighting shape between flights tops the list, there are a few more steps you can take to keep bugs at bay without having to don a HAZMAT suit from JFK to LAX. Here’s how to make the skies friendlier to your health: