Holiday Health: The Basics
We’re all familiar with stocking up our medicine cabinet in preparation for a trip abroad, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just ‘funny tummies’ we need to keep an eye on. Here are some bits to bear in mind:
First of all, if you’re getting to your destination by plane, staying hydrated is key. Planes are notorious for causing dehydration, so be sure to keep a bottle of water handy. Dehydrated skin can become dry and dull, so keep it soft and moisturised with skincare products that use natural ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera.
Flying also exposes the body to oxidation, so look for antioxidant-rich foods, drinks and supplements to help counter oxidative stress. Graviola Fruit or Camu-Camu Vegicaps are packed full of antioxidants and are perfect for popping in your bag to take on-the-go.
You can also protect your skin from the elements and effects of pollution with Rio Rosa Mosqueta Antioxidant Facial Oil, which contains Rosehip Seed Oil for nourishment, Sacha Inchi to protect against oxidative damage and Cranberry Seed Oil to protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Nutritional Therapist, Rose Holmes, says:
“For helping to ‘adapt’ to time zone changes and the holiday routine, Rhodiola Rosea could be useful to take. Rhodiola Rosea is most effective if taken 2 weeks prior to the start of your trip, used throughout and then continued for 2 weeks afterwards. Other adaptogenic herbs include Astragalus, Schisandra berry and Panax quinquefolius (American Ginseng).Do you have any ‘holiday health’ tips? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!