All I want after a long-haul flight is to take a relaxing bath.
And what about you?
Do you also feel uncomfortable when you lack personal hygiene on long trips?
You see I love traveling a lot. What I don’t like is when my body releases unpleasant odors, my breath smells bad or I look unkempt for too long.
That exhausts me dreaming about taking a warm shower when there is no shower on a plane.
I wondered what are the top tips for travelers who want to stay fresh on long trips.
Here is what I’ve found.
Basic personal hygiene checklist
Personal hygiene is a set of cleaning activities meant to keep your body clean and healthy.
To ensure that everybody has a great experience during the trip, every traveler is expected to maintain a good personal hygiene.
- Keeping your hands clean prevents unhealthy bacteria land on the skin or ingest it through food, which may lead to an infection.
- Cleaning up your face eliminates the salty sweat and dust layer off, which keeps the skin unclogged and young.
- Keeping your mouth clean helps you to get rid of the dry mouth effect or bad breath, which may appear after a long sleep or eating odorous food.
- Wearing clean clothes prevents prevents you from looking unkempt and unattractive.
- Keeping your body clean decreases the chances when it may release an unpleasant odor, which embarrasses the people sitting close to you.
Considering the water restriction during a trip, you may need to carry hygiene toiletries with you on the trip to keep up with body cleanliness.
Travel hygiene tips to packing essential toiletries in your travel bag
You may have a wide range of body lotions, gels, shampoo's, hand sanitizers, etc, in your bathroom but unfortunately you can't take all of them with you on a trip.
You'll have to pick the essential toiletries and pack them into an TSA approved travel bag.
To ensure that you stay fresh on a trip you may need the following personal hygiene items in your travel bag.
1. Hands cleaning toiletries
Use hand sanitizer's to make sure that your hands considering how many people are using the same facilities. These help you keep hands clean from sickening germs and viruses.
2. Face cleaning toiletries
The convenience of face wipes is that you don't need a cloth and water to clean your face. They don't leave any greasy or scent after wiping and also refreshing during a long trip.
3. Hair washing toiletries
When your hair looks greasy during the trip dry shampoo's help you out.
4. Oral hygiene toiletries
Oral hygiene travel size items come very handy on long trips. They can help quickly clean up your mouth bacteria and refresh your breath.
- dental floss
5. Body cleaning toiletries
With this item you can make a no rinse bath while traveling. A damp cloth and a little of "No Rinse" will wash the whole body removing dirt and funky smells.
A word about the size of your travel hygiene kit
As a traveler, you need to stay as organized as possible. For that, you should be aware what hygiene products can you bring on a plane and which items should go into the checked luggage.
and the art of choosing which hygiene items goes into your carry-on bag and which goes into checked luggage is part of the packing process.
Why is this important for a traveler?
Well, first of all, because you don’t want to turn upside down the entire luggage to find your hand sanitizer. Right?
In this way, when you need your tiny travel size toothpaste and a hand sanitizer, you know where to look for these hygiene items.
So, when it comes to toiletries, these hygiene items should be packed in a small and compact bag so that they don’t occupy too much of your bulk packaging storage.
In case you travel carry-on, the size of your travel bag for toiletries matter.
Toiletries are liquids and all liquids should meet several precautions to ensure safety requirements when traveling by plane.
Follow the 3-1-1 rule.
This rule means that:
- Only liquids in travel size containers of under 3.4 ounces (100 ml) are allowed on-board.
- All liquids must fit into one quarter-sized bag.
- One bag is allowed per person.
All liquids packed in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 ml should go into checked baggage.