Tiny TSA-friendly products that will make your inflight experience more comfortable
April 10, 2018
Between cramped seats, dry air and noisy passengers, flying can be anything but an enjoyable experience. But if you have the right essentials in tow, like hydrating skin care products, a compact ergonomic neck pillow and noise-canceling headphones, long-haul journeys can be more bearable. Heck, they might even be straight-up comfortable.
The idea is to pinpoint what makes you uncomfortable during your flights and pick top-rated products that will help alleviate your pain points. Take, for example, the harsh fluorescent lighting. You can block it with a silk eye mask that will feel delicate on your eyes, while still being solid enough to keep out those annoying rays.
With spring and summer vacations on the horizon, this is the perfect time to prep your carry-on case to be full of ultrasoothing and comfortable essentials. And to help get your packing started, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite, top-rated products in the tech, clothing, skin care and lifestyle categories that fit the bill.
They come TSA-approved in size and weight, for easy and convenient transportation. Get ready to sit back and (seriously) relax on your next flight.
Patchology On the Fly Kit ($20; patchology.com)
Hydration is key when you're flying. That's because an aircraft's air filtration system can cause humidity to drop as low as from 10 to 20%. It's why your face and lips will suddenly feel parched. Although it may look a little silly to your fellow passengers, putting on a sheet mask can seriously improve how your skin looks and feels while you're in the air. That's because sheet masks trap moisture into your skin, allowing serums and other hydration products to seep in. They also help give you that immediate glow and illumination. We're fans of Patchology's On the Fly kit, as it features four distinct hydrating gels (two for your face, one for your undereyes and one for your lips) that need no more than a few minutes to work their hydration magic. When we tested the product, we were impressed with the immediate results as well as how long our skin retained the moisture. A tiny carrying case makes it easy to tuck it away in your carry-on bag, so you can pamper yourself 10,000 feet in the air.