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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One of summertime’s greatest joys? Travel to faraway places. One of its biggest headaches (other than the TSA lines)? Jet lag. It’s the traveler’s equivalent of a hangover, with the main difference being that you probably had no fun getting it, and the pain will last longer than the alcohol-induced kind. And why does jet lag still have such power over us?
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: