How to Stay Fresh and Clean While Traveling
Travel brings with it a whole host of problems that you just don't deal with in everyday life, starting with the packing list and what to bring. But once you are on the road, with the disruption to routine, it's very easy for personal hygiene routines to go out the window as well. Here are some great ways to stay clean on the road:
- Make the bathroom your friend
While there's no doubt that bathrooms on the road are widely ranging in quality and cleanliness, from cramped and littered airline toilets to grungy gas station stops that look like they haven't seen a good dose of disinfectant in a decade, donít let their dirt stop you. If you have to do any sort of serious, showerless washing up, it's a good plan to bring along a small travel bottle size of mild disinfectant. Add a tablespoon or two of vinegar to a travel bottle of water, and you have a nontoxic way to tidy up your bathroom space. This not only kills germs, it's also a good karmic way to pay it forward by making a practice of leaving a place better than you found it. Maybe you'll inspire others to do the same.
- Wash your hands and face often
Everyone has a pretty good understanding of the importance of frequent and thorough hand-washing to limit the spread of germs, but washing your face can go a long way toward making you feel and look much fresher on the road. Make a practice of washing your face, along with hands, whenever you use the restroom. The cleaning will put some pep into your jet-lagged step.
- Use a toilet tissue mist
There's nothing like feeling fresh after using the restroom, but on the road, it's not easy to always get a clean wipe in, when you are fretting about making it to your next destination. Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist 2- or 4- piece Travel Packs are the perfect way to add cleanliness to your journey. Just spritz a bit on your toilet paper and you can be sure that you have cleaned yourself thoroughly and quickly--no wiping and re-wiping to get a good, fresh feeling. Choose your fave dermatologically-tested scent: Rain Forest, Island Mist, Citrus Burst, or Ocean Breeze.
- Brush Often
While you may make a practice of brushing after every meal at home, it's all too easy for travel fatigue to erode that good habit while on the road. When traveling, it's not just a matter of good dental practice. Surveys show that one of the top complaints from airline passengers is a seat-mate with bad breath. Make a practice of brushing those teeth along with your face and hands on every bathroom break, and your mouth and fellow travelers will thank you.
- Beware of B.O.
Right along with bad breath, travelers also rank body odor as one of the top offenders in fellow passengers. As long as you are brushing your teeth, washing your face and hands, and using toilet tissue mist on every bathroom trip, you might consider a quick birdbath and a reapplication of deodorant. It is easier said than done if you don't have access to a private bathroom, but do the best you can and you'll feel better for it.
- Bring a Travel-Friendly Personal Hygiene Kit
Have you ever wondered how airline personnel stay so put together, while working so hard? As an airline staffer friend once told me, their secret is good hygiene and beauty practices while on the road. That means drinking lots of water to stay hydrated and a travel kit that includes good moisturizers, facial cleanser, cosmetics and so forth. Pack your own to include basic travel-size beauty products and include some Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist and vinegar-water cleaner. You'll feel fresh and look great on the road.
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