Got a trip coming up? Don’t worry, we’ve found the best products to combat jet lag


One of the few downsides of jetting off on holiday is the dreaded jet lag. Headache, dodgy tummy, sore muscles, dry skin, fatigue… most of us have, unfortunately, been there. Hopping time zones and flying can mess up the body’s natural circadian rhythm, making you feel zoned out and unwell.

To help you avoid the post-vacation slump, we’ve put together a handy list of tips and tricks, along with a few of our favourite products available at the airport.

Set your watch…

Changing the time on your watch to the time of your destination will help you to just adjust to the new time zone quicker. When you arrive, eat and sleep at the correct local times too.

FitBit Alta HR in Classic Coral is available at Heathrow Boutique


 Stay hydrated…

It’s easy to become dehydrated when flying, so it’s important to drink plenty of fluids. The same applies to your skin, use moisture-rich products to help prevent dryness. The travel exclusive Clinique Moisture surge set is available globally, whilst the WASO range by Shiseido is currently available at Asian airports.

The Moisture Surge Set from Clinique comes with a handy water bottle

The WASO Range from Shiseido uses traditional Japanese botanicals to maximise hydration. Available at multiple airport shops

And then to dream…

Do rest and take naps during your flight, particularly if it’s night time at your destination. In a noisy and unfamiliar aeroplane environment, it can often be difficult to doze off. So we suggest investing in some ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones, an eye mask, neck pillow and even some natural oils to help you drift.

Noise cancelling Beoplay E4 from B&O PLAY available at airport Dixons stores
earplanes2 are available at Boots airport stores and come in a handy travel case
A natural (and easily transportable) way to help you sleep, also available at Boots airport stores

 Keep active…

Try to move as much as possible during your flight, particularly when travelling long distances. Stretching and walking along the cabin will help blood flow and circulation.

Avoid napping when you arrive, stay active until it’s the correct local time to sleep; spend time outdoors too, as natural sunlight will help your body’s biological clock to adjust.

We love this travel-friendly workout kit, available from airport Accesorize and Dune stores.

Accesorize Pink Vest Top
Accesorize Lotus Bloom Leggings

Equels Trainers available at Dune airport stores

Take a probiotic

There’s been a lot of interesting research into how the microbiome can have a surprisingly significant impact on health. Giving your friendly gut bacteria a helpful boost can help your body respond to the stresses of travelling.  These handy probiotic capsules can be picked up from Boots stores while you’re waiting for your flight.

Alflorex probiotics will help to keep your stomach happy

 Fake it ‘till you make it

If all else fails, there are a myriad of cosmetics that can help to disguise your less than peaky complexion. Make the most of your time at the airport and pick up these travel exclusives.

Travel Exclusive Clarins Lip Perfectors: available at World Duty Free stores


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 1 Luminous Radiance Duo 5ml
Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.