When faced with an unruly flight set to last several hours – your air time can become uncomfortable and stress inducing. We do what we can in an effort to make a flight bearable, but there are a number of accessories you are forgetting that might make the difference between a terrible flight and a perfectly relaxing one.

Compression Socks

These cleverly designed socks are designed for sportswear but are also great for those who sit for long periods of time. They improve blood flow and work to reduce muscle fatigue and puffiness which we all often suffer from after a long flight. They are typically sold in airports and may seem uncomfortably tight at first, but that’s how they work to improve circulation. The socks are also useful for preventing a serious case of pins and needles which many people fall victim to during their hours in the air.

Cooling Gel Eye Mask

If you’re one of those people who find it difficult to get some rest during a flight, you’ll know the unfortunate results a lack of sleep can bring including red-ringed, puffy tired eyes. Soap and Glory Eyes Cool is a soothing gel mask designed to reduce the puffiness and swelling of sleep deprived eyes. Keep it cool before your take off and then you can enjoy a relaxing and soothing power nap during your ascent into the sky knowing your eyes will feel refreshed and energised by the time you reach your destination.

Thermal Spring Water Mist

Regardless of how efficient your skincare routine is, a long flight is bound to ruin that. With the recycled air drying out your skin causing breakouts and oiliness, it would be wise to carry some thermal spring water mist with you to keep your skin feeling fresh and healthy. Silica-rich and low in minerals, this sensitive skin spray works to keep your skin soothed and nourished during your travels.

Nap Anywhere Pillow

It’s surprising how many airplane passengers forget travel pillows before boarding. If you really want to achieve a decent amount of sleep that doesn’t give you neck pain or restless dreams, then it is classed as an essential. The best thing about travel pillows is that there are endless styles, materials, colours, and prices so you can be sure you will find one that suits you best. The pillow aims to support your neck and provide you with comfort particularly during travel when you don’t necessarily have somewhere safe to lay your head.

Slow Energy Release Snacks

As you travel through time zones, it can get difficult to know when your next meal on the plane is coming. On a flight back from Turkey I was served chicken curry at 3:30 in the morning! So to fight off hunger and keep your internal hunger clock on track, pack some slow energy releasing foods such as cereal bars, nuts, dried fruit, and pasta. The more carbs, the better.

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