8 Ways To Recover From Jet Lag, Fast!

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Recover from Jet Lag fast with these easy steps!

Jet lag can leave you feeling awful for many days after you arrive to your exciting destination. When you have jet lag, your sleep patterns are disrupted as a result of your body experiencing stress due to the changes in air pressure during travel. Usually, jet lag translates into feelings of drowsiness, tiredness, irritability, and feeling lethargic. Symptoms that robe you of the precious little time you have on your holiday.  Try to alleviate these symptoms and recover from jet lag with the following tips:

  1. Hydrate
    Flying can be extremely dehydrating to the skin due to dry conditions aboard the aircraft. Humidity is as low as 20 % and air is recirculated throughout the cabin. This means that air is forced to draw moisture from wherever it can, including the skin. If you have dry skin, it will dry out even more, and if you have oily skin, your chances of experiencing a breakout greatly increase, because your skin produces extra oil to compensate for the sudden dryness. Therefore, it is very important to drink plenty of water before and during your trip and use extra moisturizer in your skin care routine for a least a week before you leave.
  2.  Compress
    Compression socks and/or pants will also help with improved blood circulation in your legs and feet. Use them during the day, or sleep in them for one or two nights.
  3.  Stay Awake
    You are going to feel drowsy after a long flight, resist the urge to nap. Try to stay awake when you arrive in a new time zone. By going to sleep in your new time zone’s normal bedtime hours, you’ll adjust quicker and better fend off jet lag.
  4.  Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
    Alcohol will dehydrate your body even more, and although caffeine itself isn’t proven to cause dehydration, it is a diuretic, which can have a dehydrating effect. Resist the temptation to read a book or watch a movie. Instead, try your best to get some sleep during the flight.  Skin restores and repairs itself while we sleep, and robbing it of the chance to do so could translate in an unwanted break up.
  5. No Salt
    Avoid salty foods. Everyone likes to snack when flying, but high salt content causes dehydration. Choose an apple or banana instead.
  6. Exfoliate
    When you arrive at your destination, cleanse your skin preferably with a mild facial scrub to remove surface dry skin cells caused from flying.
  7. Hydrate More
    After exfoliating with a facial scrub, it’s important to add back essential hydration and brighten the skin from post-flight dullness.
  8. Re-Set Your Sleeping Pattern
    To do so, absorb some sun-rays for 10-15 minutes so that you get a healthy dose of sunlight, don’t forget to apply some sunscreen. Apparently, this simply resets your night time melatonin and makes sure it’s not activated to make you sleepy during the day. Also, try drinking magnesium citrate powder mixed with hot or cold water. This is an anti-stress mineral and sleep aid that will help you relax and recover and get a good night’s sleep to further help you re-set your sleep-wake pattern. If you like to be well prepared you can take small travel-size sealed packets and pour one into your water bottle and sip throughout the flight.These little tips will ensure you enjoy your stay from the word ‘go’.

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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