Sunday, 13 August 2017

my skincare & haircare travel essentials

A few years ago, if you asked me what ‘toiletries’ (the catch-all term for anything that usually lives in the bathroom) I took on my travels, I’d give you a list of generic, Superdrug-style ‘miniatures’. It’s only over the last, say, 5 years that I’ve really become obsessed with looking after my skin, and nothing – not even travelling – is going to stop me looking after my skin and hair thoroughly and regularly!



There is no reason why travelling must mean your usual routine goes completely to pot. Yes, you might need to de-pot your favourites into smaller containers in order to fit it all in your luggage, but the change in environments and climates, plane air-con and even difference in the water can cause havoc on your skin. So. What better way to combat them all by having your ride-or-die, tried and tested goodies by your side. I for one will NOT be skimping on the skin and hair care whenever I’m travelling!
As I write this, I’ve just returned from Sunny Berlin, and you betya' bottom dollar that I’ve lugged ALL of my faves along with me! While packing, I got the idea of sharing my travelling essentials with you, so you can see just how much I mean business!


Morning Skincare Routine:

I’ve said it before, but I really am trying to look after my skin more now that I’m just a couple of months away from the big 3-0! This super luxurious feeling cleansing oil is packed with Vitamin C, which is a perfect anti-aging and brightening ingredient. I’ll be using this every other morning when I’m travelling, to help combat those plane rides and long nights! A girls gotta get her lit-from-within glow somehow!
Some of the amazing ingredients in this powerful but gentle cleanser include: Olive, Grapeseed and Rosehip oils, Rosemary oil, Vitamin E and soothing Cucumber oil

After a good cleanse to wake me up, I like to use a good, natural serum to help me stay hydrated - and this beauty from Fresh skincare does just that! I am such a massive fan of natural skincare lately, and love every single ingredient! It includes tomato extract to help protect against free-radical damage, camelia seed oil to help retain moisture the amazing seaberry oil act as natural antioxidants! It’s gentle but powerful and is suitable for all skin types. I honestly wish I could just bathe in this stuff!
I love to add it in with my daily moisturiser, which is the…

Okay, so not to be too dramatic, but this moisturiser is THE best I have ever tried in my life! As the great goddess of skincare, Caroline Hirons, taught me – your skin is 70% water, and 30-40% of that is in the first layer! When I was suffering a while back with my foundation becoming patchy throughout the day, it turns out it’s because my skin was sucking out the water from my makeup in the areas it was most dry, and leaving the pigment behind!
I was sent this moisturiser a while back, having hear great things about Peter Thomas Roth, but could never have imagined it would be so amazing for my skin. It’s so light (not creamy, like usual moisturisers) and sinks into the skin so quickly. My skin feels plumped and juicy all day, and my make-up sits 1000% times better when I apply this beforehand.


Night-time Skincare Routine:

After washing my face lightly in a bath or shower, I love to make use of being out of the sun by using a retinol. Retinol is the single best anti-aging ingredient on the market and works by resurfacing the skin, and after trying out The Ordinary’s, I was hooked! I was sent this retinol by Indeed labs a while ago and if I’m honest, wasn’t as excited about it as I should have been! Now it’s my go-to retinol that I have to use at least 3 times a week! I haven’t used another retinol for weeks, and I can’t see that changing any time soon. This one is DEFINITELY coming on my jollies with me!

Another fave of mine that is really rich in natural ingredients, and is a really treat for the face to help rehydrate while you sleep. As I mentioned before, dehydration is a big issue for my skin so this is a perfect solution to a rehydrating reset over night! My skin always feels super soft and supple when I wake up the next day, and it isn’t so think that is causes any pore blockages or white-heads! It’s perfect to use with the…

I don’t think I’m alone when I say wearing foundation on holiday can be one of the most irritating feelings in the world! But at the same time, I hate always having an uneven skin tone, and general paleness!
After trying out this tanning drops from Vitage, mixed with the Burt’s night cream, I think I’ve found my perfect solutions! Tanning my face means that my skin tone is more even and a lot more healthy looking, and having the option to mix them into whatever moisturiser I’m using at the time is a massive bonus for me! The drops are infused with Vitamin E and a blend of DHAs to make sure you’re getting an adding benefit for your skin too! I use these every few days to keep my facial tan topped up!

I’m a bit of a rubbish sleeper to start with, but being in a strange bed in a room I’m not used to can sometimes through my sleep routine to a right spin! I discovered this drops after being sent the recent travel miniatures collection from Neom, and I am so impressed with how calm and relaxed I feel using them after a hot bath and night-time wind down! I’ll be making sure to bring them along with me where ever we go now!


Haircare Routine

I have to admit, the fact that I was trying hair care made by Beyonce’s colourist totally impressed me – but I had to put that aside an judge this combo on it’s real merits! And I can safely say – I am OBSESSED with it! I’ve used cleansing shampoos before and been so disappointed by how stripped they left my hair, but not this one! It includes moringa seed extract, which helps to clean the hair without stripping it. I really feel like the build up is gone but my hair hasn’t been compromised in the process!
The conditioner is also dreamy! It’s infused with Japanese Camelia Oil, which seemingly is the magic ingredient making it feel so soft after using it! Most conditioners I've used to get silky lock often weigh it down and make it become really greasy really quickly, but using this conditioner I feel like my hair feels just-washed for 2 days minimum! For an added bonus, it also has UV protection that is essential for sunnier climates! And the best bit, neither have any parabens – a MASSIVE plus for me!

A good shampoo and conditioner is a must, but when I’m travelling, I sometimes get into a horrible habit of re-straightening or re-curling my hair a lot for some weird reason! So, because it’s being exposed to more heat from tools than usual, I always take along a good hair mask, in an attempt to say sorry to my poor hair and hope it forgives me!
Lately, I’ve been trying this mask from Davines, and I am falling head over heels every time it graces my head! I’ve been sent a few bit from Davines that are all amazing, so I’ll be doing a more thorough review soon, but for now, just know that this stuff is the bees knees, and I want an eternal supply of it! It’s thick, smells amazing, and works wonders for coloured, dried out hair. An absolute kiss of life to my locks!



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