Dehydration is something you don’t normally associate with flying. But according to travel health expertÂ Diana Fairechild,
“In-flight air is drier than any of the world’s deserts. Relative humidity is 20-25% in the Sahara or Arabian deserts, while optimum comfort is around 50% humidity. In-flight cabin humidities gradually fall on long-distance, high-altitude flights in many cases approaching 1%.”
Here’s a quick summary of some of her tips to prevent dehydration:
- Drink at least 8 ounces of water for ever hour you’re on the flight.Â
- Carry your own water bottle when you fly so you canÂ drink beforeÂ the flight attendant serves you.
- When on the airplane, only drink bottled or canned water.Â
- Avoid alcohol and coffee which tend to dehydrate.
- Spritz your face with an atomizer filled with water.
- If your nostrils tend to get dry, lightly coat with edible vegetable oil.
- After landing, submerge yourself in water as soon as possible to hydrate your skin.
[ Via Air Travel Health News ]