August 1st 2019
Elle Macpherson: the health and beauty essentials I take on a flight
July 5th 2018 / 0 comment
When it comes to looking after your skin inflight and minimising jet lag, supermodel and wellness entrepreneur Elle Macpherson has had years of practice
I love to travel, which is fortunate because I do a lot of it! One particular fun weekend away was at The Surf Lodge in Montauk NY with my WelleCo co-founder, Andrea Bux. We were workshopping some beautiful new products (stay tuned!) but managed to fit in some fun too – we took a fabulous class called… The Class! It’s a cathartic mind/body experience created by instructor Taryn Toomey that combines yoga, cardio and high-intensity interval training.
My inflight health and beauty and entertainment essentials
My cabin bag is this Schiaparelli travel bag: I love it – it’s chic and fun!
The first thing I do after I board is double dose my Alkalising Greens (I do this post-flight too) and drink three litres of water throughout the journey. I shake my greens up with icy-cold water or coconut water. This helps me avoid jet lag because my body has the nutrients it needs and it also ensures I have that extra boost of hydration.
I wear less makeup when travelling and choose products that are sheer. I love Bobbi Brown Lip Glosses, £22 - they are light and natural.
I take my iPad full of books and movies. On my last flight, I watched 'When We Were Kings' with Muhammad Ali and 'Brooklyn'. I'm reading Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future, by Ashlee Vance £7.19.
I always have a notepad and pen to record ideas - I find it's better to get them down on paper rather than have them swirling through my head on a long flight. An idea becomes tangible once I write it down. I believe writing with pen and paper (rather than typing on my computer or phone) keeps the ideas flowing and is a way to get thoughts down and stay creative.
I spray Sleep Welle Calming Mist: around my seat for a little piece of home. It’s a fresh scent with organic essential oils such as lavender, to help me get to sleep.
I always try to go for a walk; I love to get a sense of my new surroundings and fresh air helps with jet lag. You discover so much more on foot!
Fitness away from home
I have a much gentler routine now. I try to get outdoors and do some sport for 45 minutes every day; running is a great one. In New York, I love running in Central Park as it’s so beautiful at any time of year. In Montauk, Andrea and I jumped on our bikes and explored the peninsula. It’s such a fun way to exercise - we chatted the whole way.
Eating healthily on holiday
I find different time zones and hotel food can throw me, so I usually replace a meal with a protein shake once a day to try and stay balanced. Then if I am out for dinner or a meal, I know I have already done something to nourish my body earlier in the day. I like to eat as cleanly as possible, it helps with my energy levels and adjusting to a new time zone.