Q: What's the Best Way to Overcome Jetlag?
There may not be a cure for jet lag yet, but when it comes to the most effective damage control, "little things do make a difference," says Gucci. This year alone, she's logged work trips to Sydney, Stockholm, Paris, Munich, Shanghai and more—meaning she's had to refine her post-flight beauty and recovery routine. "The first thing I do when I get to the hotel, or on the plane, is I clean my face," she says of sweeping away dirt with a gentle towelette (she likes Water Wipes!) or, when possible, a hot bath as soon as she arrives at the hotel. If time allows, exercise and a quick lymphatic drainage massage do the best kind of damage control, in addition to "really heavy duty face masks." Favorite formulas include an edited arsenal by SK-II, True Botanicals, Lara Devgan, and May Lindstrom.
Major hydration is key—and that doesn't just mean drinking water with her favorite Nuun electrolyte tablets, which dissolve into water to boost fluid and electrolyte absorption. Skipping alcohol on the plane and, just as importantly, eating a fresh healthy meal before boarding means you can avoid sodium- and preservative-high airplane food—and find equilibrium that must faster when you touch down. Here, Gucci discusses her favorite jet lag travel hacks for surviving any long haul situation.