One day in the future, we can hope for some kind of super-sonic travel option that gets us to Paris before dinner. But for now? Getting from our Aussie isle overseas is a journey of epic proportions.
24 hours on a plane. Taxis. Public transport. Air conditioning. Coughing people. Dirty bathrooms. Travel is taxing on our bodies, and it’s important to be prepared for every emergency before you go anywhere. (And yes, chapped lips are considered an emergency…)
So for anyone about to travel, here are six beauty essentials that will make your flight a lot more bearable.
1. Lucas’ Paw-paw Ointment, Priceline, $4.99.
Plane air-conditioning works to suck out any moisture, leaving it up to 10 per cent dryer than normal air.
This means that less than an hour into your flight, you’re going to be feeling like an Egyptian Mummy. The first areas to get hit with dehydration will be your mouth and nose, so stock up on some trusty Lucas Papaw ointment.
Apply generously to chapped lips and dry nasal areas. Go on. Grease yourself up. No one’s looking.
Fun fact: applying paw-paw ointment or Vaseline to the inside of your nostrils can actually catch air particles that can spread illness on flights.
"I apply a thin layer of Vaseline around (okay, basically inside) each nostril,"writes Byrdie magazine editor Deven Hopp.
"Supposedly it catches the germs to keep you healthy... it's a little embarrassing but it’s never failed me."