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 must be as organized as possible.
To achieve that level of organization, you need to know upfront what personal hygiene products you can bring on the plane and which should go into the checked luggage.
Secondly, pack your toiletries into a small and compact bag which occupies little packaging space in your travel bag.
If you travel carry-on, the size of the travel bag matters.
To ensure everybody’s safety while traveling by plane, all the liquids should meet several requirements. These requirements are simple and are known as the “3-1-1 rule”.
These requirements are:
- 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 the checked baggage.
Check the video below to see how you should pack your toiletries into your travel bag.
Why is this important?
First, you abide by the airline’s safety requirements and secondly, you won’t need to turn everything upside down when trying to find your small hand sanitizer.