The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle , has a genius trick which she uses to avoid germs while travelling.
The former actress and wife of Prince Harry has done a fair bit of travelling in the last year including visiting South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and taking multiple flights to and from Canada.
But, before she was a royal, before Megxit and baby Archie, Meghan had a lifestyle blog, The Tig.
In one of the many sacrifices she made to become Harry’s wife Meghan shut down the blog.
Now, a post has been unearthed where the 38-year-old gives one of the best tips for avoiding catching a cold or virus on a plane that we’ve ever heard.
And it could come in handy for us all when travelling amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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As of today, there are currently 40 cases of the virus in the UK.
This means taking extra steps to protect yourself is more vital than ever.
In the blog post, which Meghan wrote in 2016, she said: “If you’ve been tracking my social media of late, you’ll notice that not a week goes by without me finding my derrière on a plane.
“Yes, it’s fun, and yes, it’s purpose-driven, and yes, it can sometimes feel quite glamorous; but, jet-setting (for work or pleasure) comes with its own set of complications. The foremost issue is self-care.”
She advised that you wipe down your seat, remote and TV on the plane with sanitiser before sitting down.
She also said that she always has a probiotic handy and never leaves the house without a scarf.
In the post, which was published just before the announcement of her engagement to Harry, continued: “A dear friend of mine once told me that Leonardo DiCaprio gave her an excellent travel tip.
“I know – I could have written an entire post on this conversation alone. What is it, you ask?
“Evidently, he said that to avoid getting sick on planes, he puts a little Neosporin on a cotton swab and coats the inside of his nostrils.”
It seems that the Duchess picked up this super-handy tip, by proxy, from Leonardo DiCaprio.
She’s been using it ever since.
Meghan added: “Not only does it create a barrier for germs, it also lubricates the skin in the nose.
“That’s important because when the skin cracks, germs can come a running in, so the coating of the Neosporin doubly protects you.”
Neosporin, an antiseptic and antibiotic ointment found in the UK, can be purchase from eBay or iHerb – but not in UK drugstores.
Nesporin is known as Neomycin in the UK and is a prescription only treatment.
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However, you can purchase Brulidine Antiseptic Cream from amazon, Chemist 4 U, and Amazon.
It costs between £2.70 and £5 and works in a similar way to the Royally approved Neosporin.
So, if you’re worried about travelling, try the Duchesses tip for a virus-free flight.
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