Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlantic Canada
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Ugh. I'm like that too.
I always bring a pretty scarf, and a face cloth, deodorant, cover up, toothbrush, lip balm and fresh underwear. Sometimes I tuck a little bottle of ctirus eo (sweet orange or bergamot, but usually orange becoause the bergamot can be a little strong) in my bag too, and just dab a drop behind my ear. Bring a ziplock bag to put the facecloth in afterwards. Shortly before we land, I beline it to the bathroom and wash my face, and anywhere else that feels cruddy, with cold water. Brush teeth, reapply other stuff, and tie my hair up in the scarf. I still feel sort of scummy in the hair department, but everything else feels not too bad, and the scarf hides the yuck while also adding pretty. Win win situation.
That's my strategy. I don't know if it would work for you, but it might be worth a try. I also tell myself that the other people must also FEEL scummy, but they don't LOOK scummy, so I'm likely in the same boat. We're always more cirtical of ourselves than we are of anyone else.
Now, don't ask me about the time dd had sudden onset flu/vomiting on the first of three consecutive flights. By the time we got home (February in Canada - it was NOT warm), she was naked and I was COVERED in puke. I would have been naked too, if such a thing was acceptable. Mortifying. And, I felt like the world's worst mom. We were definitely looking (and smelling!)scummy. Uber-scummy.
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