Summer holidays will begin soon. This might be a good time to review some tips for your travel.
Before you leave:
• Pamper yourself with a luxurious aromatherapy massage, especially if the journey is going to be long. Ayurveda recommends an aroma massage with 19 drops of coconut oil mixed with one drop of sandalwood oil. You could also use a drop of rose oil in place of sandalwood.
• Pack good-quality cosmetics: Omega 3 rich formulations will look after all your travel needs — right from maintaining skin elasticity and texture to supplying natural nourishment so essential to balancing the ravages of travel. Omega 3 oils are designed to provide lipid support to the deepest layers of the skin.
• Buy a comfortable travel pillow — and fill it with healing herbs for a sense-soothing experience. Choose your pillowcase with care: it should be washable and soft, so your skin does not crease.
• Pressurized cabin-air sucks moisture from skin. Research shows that the dryness inside a plane matches that of a desert! That is why you will do well to drink plenty of water during a flight-carrying your own bottle and asking for refills. Ayurveda advises infusing your water with spices like ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to help unclog channels and keep you calm throughout the journey. Splash face with mineral water from time to time; gently rub mineral water on your face with the tips of your fingers — this gives the double benefit of rehydration and massage.
• A long journey can cause the skin to puff up: that is why, “palming” your cheeks at regular intervals — by leaning forward in your seat and resting your face in your hands for a few minutes, really helps. This light pressure on skin tissue reduces puffiness. Deep, easy breathing increases oxygen flow in the body, bringing a glow to the cheeks.
• Flying can cause sinus pressure to build. You can make some simple moves to keep the pressure off: press gently under the eyes from inside(by the bridge of the nose) to outside (by the temples,) massage the base of the ears in slow circular motions, and use revolving pressure on the temples with fingertips. Again, deep breathing helps keep the nasal passages open.
• Keep nasal passages moisturized with a natural saline nasal spray with sesame oil.
I wish you a nice trip!