- Travel regularly for work?
- Fly long-distance 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 as low as 10%, which can cause dryness and dehydration.
- Air is recycled throughout the cabin, which means that your body is likely exposed infections.
- Variations in temperature put pressure on the body to re-acclimatize.
- Your body is trying to circulate oxygen through the bloodstream in a low oxygen environment.
- Circadian rhythm is interrupted, resulting in jet lag.
When you’re flying high in the sky, your body’s systems slow down – including the skin functions. The signs of fatigue become obvious dark circles under the eyes, dehydration and dryness.
BIOTEC helps to increase 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 routine in anticipation of the flight-induced stresses on the body.
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 full.
- 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 upon arrival, no matter how tempting it is to go to sleep.