JET, SET, AND GO

With the hec­tic pace of mod­ern life, it’s of­ten hard to take the time to rest, relax, and re­cu­per­ate.

Style Magazine - - Health And Beauty - BY SA­MAN­THA SAR­GENT AND HE­LEN HAWKES

Most of us are faced with stress on a day-to-day ba­sis, whether it be phys­i­cally, emo­tion­ally or spir­i­tu­ally. It’s no won­der that many peo­ple find it dif­fi­cult to fall asleep at night, suf­fer from poor sleep, or wake up feel­ing tired and flat. This is­sue is even more rel­e­vant when we travel. Squeez­ing in a quick power nap can­not only help recharge your en­ergy lev­els but also im­prove the con­di­tion of your skin.

Whether you’re on a plane, train or boat, the fol­low­ing tips will help you wake up look­ing and feel­ing bet­ter.

SWITCH YOUR WATCH TO THE TIME OF YOUR DES­TI­NA­TION WHEN YOU BOARD

This will help you ad­just to your hol­i­day time, by eat­ing and sleep­ing at bet­ter times.

PRE­PARE THE SPACE

Are you feel­ing too cool? Too hot? Is it too bright? Or too noisy? If tem­per­a­ture is a con­cern, con­sider pack­ing a jumper or scarf. If it’s too light, per­haps a silk eye mask might help. If you’re trav­el­ling on a noisy plane or train then in­vest in a good pair of ear plugs. It might sound over-the-top, but these lit­tle ad­di­tions can make a pro­found dif­fer­ence to the qual­ity of your sleep, and con­se­quently how you look and feel af­ter that quick nap.

THINK ABOUT TAK­ING YOUR OWN MEALS, OR AT LEAST SNACKS

Healthy sal­ads or sushi can be a good al­ter­na­tive to salt and fat-laden air­plane meals, es­pe­cially if you are on a spe­cial diet.

TAKE AD­VAN­TAGE OF THE HEAL­ING BEN­E­FITS OF AROMATHERAPY

Es­sen­tial oils have been used for thou­sands of years and can eas­ily be in­te­grated in to daily life via means of an oil burner, ad­ding a cou­ple of drops to warm bath wa­ter, ap­plied to the skin in a car­rier oil such as jo­joba, grape seed or rose­hip oil, or sniffed straight from the bot­tle.

HYDRATE FROM THE IN­SIDE

Be­fore shut­ting your eyes for a quick nap, drink a glass of pu­ri­fied wa­ter, and upon wak­ing do the same.

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