Holidaymakers can be pants at packing, with some forgetting to take underwear away with them, according to a survey.
Underwear is just one of the essentials that people forget to take on a break, the poll by TravelSupermarket found.
While 3% have forgotten to pack underwear, 14% have gone away without plug adapters, 12% without sunglasses and 12% without phone chargers.
As many as 24% of those surveyed left their packing until they day before setting off, with 5% only getting down to it a few hours before departure.
A total of 7% have had to pay for a last-minute passport as theirs was out of date, while 4% have arrived at their airport a day early or a day late.
With top tips by Bausch + Lomb.
Dry cabins and fluctuating on-board temperatures can lead to dry eyes mid-flight, which can cause painful itching and inflammation. Try switching off the air vent immediately above your seat and drink plenty of water. You could also try dry eye drops which naturally hydrate the eyes and keep them moisturised. Contact lens wearers on the go should keep to their usual routine when mid-flight and abroad to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. Try: Bausch + Lomb's new eye drop solution, Artelac Rebalance provides natural protection, enduring relief and ongoing hydration, by mimicking the natural tear film to help ease the symptoms and discomfort of dry eye.
Hardcore air-conditioning and stuffy cabins leave many fliers with that 'dried out' feeling. Once holidaymakers' touchdown, varying temperatures and humidity can then cause heat rash and other irritations - not a great start to a holiday. To avoid arriving on holiday with tired skin, drink plenty of water during the flight and moisturise regularly. Plus a favourite celebrity trick is to regularly spritz the skin with a water spray, to keep skin cool and refreshed. It's also brilliant by the sun lounger when you're kicking back and feeling the heat. Try: Eau Thermale Avène Spring Water Spray calms the skin and helps soothe heat rash and inflammation. The Water Spray is a multi-tasking wonder used throughout the world for calming and cooling skin.
Travel to foreign countries can increase the risk of infection. Recycled air on board flights means we are more susceptible to catching bugs and whereas at home it's likely we've been exposed to common viruses, abroad we're subjected to a host of new viruses to which we have no immunity at all. Nutrition is extremely important for immunity, unfortunately, when the weather hots up; we can feel less inclined to eat proper meals. Try eating little and often at first, and wash snacks like fresh fruit and vegetables in bottled water if unsure. You could also try a supplement to balance your digestive system and combat the nasties in your environment. Try: Lepicol is a three in one combination of a soluble plant fibre known as Psyllium Husks, Inulin (Prebiotics) and Probiotic Cultures. These ingredients make up a formulation which is effective but gentle in action and suitable for everyday use in helping to maintain a healthy bowel.
When there is a clash of information between the senses such as eyes and ears when travelling, that is when motion sickness is most likely to occur, leading to dizziness, vomiting and discomfort. For those of you who feel unsteady in the skies or dread airport transfers, try sipping a herbal tea. Ginger is well known for its ability to combat sickness and peppermint is excellent for keeping your tummy tip top. Try: Heath and Heather make a fabulous range of herbal teas, including Lemon & Ginger and Peppermint.
However well you have researched your holiday accommodation, unfortunately there is nothing to guarantee that the cleanliness will be up to scratch. Toilets in particular can be a problem for Brits abroad. Milton's Germ Expert, Steve Riley advises: "In a survey 1 in 10 people admitted to not washing their hands after going to the toilet. It might sound simple but hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs which can cause infections and viruses that ruin a holiday." A handbag sized bottle of hand gel offers protection straight away. Start using on the plane or as soon as you touch down. Try: Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel is clinically proven to kill bacteria including salmonella and listeria, as well as viruses and fungi, and it doesn't require any water so you can use it anywhere.
More than 20% have returned to stinking fridges as they had forgotten to throw away perishables before going on holiday, while 12% neglected to put out the bins.
Also 11% did not switch off electrical items before departing and 8% left doors or windows open.