Travelling all the time wreaks havoc with your skin, immune system and energy levels. Recirculated air on planes is no good for anyone but for the life of a model this is part and parcel of our job. The most important thing to do is keep hydrated at all times especially when you’re flying. I find coconut water great as it contains more potassium than bananas and is high in chloride, magnesium and other vital minerals our body needs to hydrate and re-energize. It also helps maintain proper body temperature, which can be great for travelling to climates that you’re not used too.
Potassium is an essential life mineral, necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. Most people who eat a healthy diet would get enough naturally but unfortunately in our modern world, fast food, alcohol, smoking, eating disorders, birth control pills and physically demanding jobs deplete us of this essential mineral. Running around and very often skipping meals in this modern fast paced world means we need to go that extra mile and think about our health. I always carry one in my bag when that sluggish hour of the day rears its ugly head. Small changes make a big difference. Switch one coffee for a coconut every day for a week and see how you feel?