Taking Care of Your Skin While Travelling

Flights, travelling and a change in climate can play havoc on winter skin. Try these products to keep your skin lovely. 


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08 December 2016
The challenge with mini-breaks isn’t cramming clothes into a carry-on, it’s paring down your beauty routine. Spontaneous weekends away and last minute business trips call for a grab-and-go bag that you never unpack. Not only does this mean you save yourself a lot of cash, not to mention time at the airport pharmacy stocking up on mini-toiletries, it also means that you have a ready-packed stash of beauty treats to unpack for yourself when you arrive.
The key is prioritising. Here are a few tips to make sure you look your best en vacance this season...

Sun/pollutant blocker

Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden face cream

Even the hardiest of travellers won’t be immune to the havoc that changes in temperature and humidity levels can play on your skin. For this reason it’s crucial to protect your skin before you head out sightseeing. Look for products that have a little SPF and added vitamins and minerals to replenish tired skin. The best of these has to be Clinique City Block (it comes in variety of SPFs), which blocks pollutants from the sun, wind, smog and chemicals in the city air. Other favourites include Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Stick, perfect if you need heavier protection, or Sarah Chapman Day Cream, which offers light coverage all-day moisture. 

Take one moisturiser only

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Rather than switching from day to night creams or from serums to oils, invest a do-it-all beauty stick and leave your usual moisturiser at home. The best of these has to be Earth Tu Face: it fixes all manner of sins from chapped lips, chaffed hands and dry skin after flying. If you need something a little stronger, try Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate, a miracle oil that’s packed with vitamins and natural ingredients designed to revive skin after a day in the cold. It’s small enough to keep in your handbag for emergencies.

Related: Ageless Beauty

Hair care

AvedaAveda shampoo remedy

Naturally the best idea is to take a little bottle of shampoo and conditioner with you, but the packing problems start when you try to fit in other styling products and tools. If your hair is fine ditch the conditioner for a day or two and just shampoo, spritz a little, blow-dry and go. However if your hair is heavy and/or dry, forget the hassle of taking oils, conditioners and lotions, and simply pack a heavy duty leave-inconditioner. John Frieda does great small bottles and Aveda's Dry Remedy is perfect for dried-out tresses. Use this as your usual conditioner and you shouldn’t require anything else as your hair will be heavy enough to withstand the onset of frizz.