Long bus rides, long airplanes rides, long layovers, it’s hard to feel your best when travelling. Over my years of travel I have come up with a few tips and tricks on how to stay feeling fresh and clean on the road.
1. Pack deodorant in your carry on. I know it seems obvious right? But you have no idea how many times I’ve gone to use it and then realised it’s tucked away in my bathroom bag, in my main luggage. For me when travelling I like to use a long lasting deodorant that way it keeps you fresh for the long haul. Excuse the pun. Rexona Clinical for Women is perfect when you need something reliable.
2. Carry baby wipes everywhere you go. These things are every traveler’s best friend. You should have a pack of baby wipes on you all the time. Not only are they the perfect portable shower but they also serve as emergency toilet paper, a face refresher, feet cleaner, hand washer, cooling mechanism and the list goes on. Never ever leave home without them. Seriously.
3. Pack your toothbrush and toothpaste. Again pack this in your carry on/day pack luggage. Flying on an aircraft or being in an airconditioned bus can you leave you severely dehydrated and furry mouthed. And let’s face it no one likes that furry mouth feeling. I swear I feel like a whole new person after doing my teeth on a long haul flight. In fact I never knew brushing your teeth could feel so good.
4. Speaking of dehydration, I always carry dehydration salt sachets with me. If I start feeling really lethargic or a dehydration headache coming on, I smash a sachet back. It makes you bounce right back and gets you feeling right as rain in no time.
5. Dry shampoo. If you can’t wash your hair dry shampoo is your best friend. It’s like going to the hair salon without needing a shower.
6. Pack a clean pair of underwear and change of clothes. I will not embark on a long journey without a fresh pair of underwear and a change of clothes. You become a whole new person after you have had your baby wipe shower, put on fresh deodorant, brushed your teeth and get changed into fresh underwear and clothes. It’s like hitting the reset button on your trip.
Quick additional tip: Always check and make sure your liquids/gels/aerosols are under 100 mls if travelling on an aircraft. There is nothing worse then having your favourite cologne/perfume confiscated at customs (speaking from experience here).