Staying clean can make a huge difference both in your daily life and on vacations. Follow these tips to stay clean on-the-go!
Long-haul plane travels are often the start of a wonderful adventure, but they can also be challenging, particularly if it’s your first time on one.
While paying attention to your itinerary and knowing how to pack are crucial aspects of traveling, people tend to forget a pretty important one: Personal hygiene.
Believe it or not, staying clean while traveling can not only help you stay fresh and comfortable, but it can help you avoid getting the kind of diseases that could ruin your experience.
Luckily, staying clean while traveling is very easy. You just have to follow these tips.
Keep Your Hands Clean
While they may look bright and shiny, airports aren’t the tidiest places out there. Thousands, if not millions, of people, walk those halls every day, and no amount of cleaning will ever keep an airplane spotless.
Wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible, particularly after you’ve been in contact with surfaces like desks and tables.
While on the airplane, wash your hands after using the restroom and considering using a paper towel when opening the door.
You should also carry a travel-sized hand sanitizer, which can help you clean your hand and sanitize surfaces, like the airplane’s food tray.
Mouth Wash is Your Friend
Nothing beats brushing your teeth but doing so while on a long-haul flight can be challenging, if not downright impossible.
Carrying around a travel-sized bottle of mouth wash can help you with this problem; It won’t ever replace a thorough brushing, but it can help you stay fresh in a pinch.
You should also consider avoiding strong smelling foods before boarding the plane. It might not do much for your comforts, but other travelers will thank you.
Wet Wipes Can Help a Lot!
Wet wipes are some of the most versatile and useful things you can have in your carry on.
Not only can they be used alongside hand sanitizer to clean surfaces, but you can use them on their own to freshen up on the go.
You can use them to clean hand sanitizer residue from your hands or to wipe away that grimy feeling you get after too many hours traveling.
You can also use them to clean up any spilled liquids or any food stains you may get on your clothes.
Trust us, keep them around and you’re guaranteed to find a use for them.
Keep a Change of Socks with You
If your trip is particularly long, keeping an extra pair of socks on your carry-on can make a huge difference, as they’ll help your feet feel refreshed and may even help you take off your shoes during the flight with confidence, which is not only more comfortable but can also help prevent clots, which are an all too common side effect of intercontinental air travel.
Just make sure to change them while you’re in the restroom or before boarding the plane, not while sitting next to someone else!