- Travel regularly for work?
- Fly long-haul at least three times a year?
- Split your time between two cities?
- Being in an enclosed space means blood circulation slows and causes swelling.
- Air humidity can be a s low as 10% causing dryness and dehydration.
- Air is recycled throughout the cabin meaning that the body is more prone to infection.
- Variations in temperature put pressure on the body to reacclimatise.
- The body is trying to circulate oxygen through the bloodstream in a low oxygen environment.
- Circadian rhythm is interrupted causing jet lag.
In summary, flying causes all the body’s systems to slow down including the functions of the skin. The signs of fatigue become obvious – dark circles under the eyes and skin is visibly dehydrated.
BIOTEC combats this by increasing cell energy ensuring that the skin appears vibrant and revived. Using BIOTEC between trips and during trips means that you are turbo-charging your skincare programme in anticipation of the stresses on the body caused by flight.
You can also boost your Energising Skincare System with a treatment at the British Airways ELEMIS Travel Spa at Heathrow T5 and T3 (departures only)
- Stroll up and down the aisle every hour to stretch your limbs.
- Rotate ankles and knees at regular intervals and don’t cross your legs.
- Drink water to keep hydration levels topped up.
- Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee which all have diuretic properties. Bring your own herbal teas and ask for hot water.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes.
- Try to alter your body clock to your destination’s time zone a day before flying.
- Make sure you get sunlight on arrival no matter how tempting it is to go to sleep.