Winter wreaks havoc on your skin in any event, but moving from a hot summer to cold winter in a 24 hour flight seriously effects your body.
These are the beauty products you must pack for a winter trip:
1) Body moisturiser: You cannot pack just any old moisturiser, as your skin can become very, very itchy when the temperature suddenly drops. La Roche Posay is dermatologist tested and approved, so the cream wont add to the itchiness with unnecessary chemicals. The Lipikar Baume – lipid replenishing balm is anti-scratching and an anti-irritant. It is the only cream that works to stop my skin’s itchiness when my skin is very irritated. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ 400ml La Roche-Posay Lipikar $39.95 (It comes in smaller travel-friendly sizes).
2) Hair strengthening conditioners – If the cold doesn’t dry out your hair, the change of water will. Hair needs a lot of attention when travelling, but even more when moving into icy weather. Bhave fresh ends split ends repair is great to put onto dry hair, and contains functional keratin, peptides and macadamia oil. You can leave it in doing the day if you are wearing that or ski-ing. These ingredients moisten instantly and prevent hair from splitting. Smells fresh. Fresh Ends 50ml RRP$32.95.
3) Starflower/primrose oil capsules – These are terrific for keeping your skin moist from the inside, and you can buy these at your destination. The body dries out severely from both the icy wind and the indoor heating, and these help strengthen everything from the inside. Many women claim these oils help prevent ageing and I tend to agree. Looking younger is all about hydration.
4) Hand Cream – This is a product I rarely use in summer, but in winter, especially when flying, it’s essential. Crabtree & Evelyn have six of the most beautiful ranges of hand creams. The best sellers hand therapy sampler 6 contains a range of hand creams in different fragrances in easily portable metal tubes. I love it. Best Series Hand Therapy Sampler: RRP$48.00
5) Nail strengthener & cuticle oil – A sharp drop in temperature can destroy your nails in days. The only way to prevent potentially extreme damage is with cuticle oil twice a day & nail strengthener under your colour every time you change it. And whatever you do, do not leave your nails without polish as polish helps protect them in the cold. L’Occitane’s shea nail and cuticle nourishing oil comes in a tube, so is very portable and easy to apply. RRP$21.00. Essie nail care grow stronger base coat will do the trick as a good base. RRP$15.95
6) Body Exfoliator or body brush – An exfoliator helps remove dead skin cells as does a body brush. Some find a body brush too harsh on the skin, as you use it on dry skin all over your body, stroking towards your heart before your daily bath. I love them. If that’s too harsh for you, an in-shower exfoliant can do a similar job, but is not as harsh. L’Occitane Shea Melting Honey Exfoliating Sugars comes in a travel friendly tin, and has a smaller, gentle grain. The sweet honey scent is heavenly in cooler temperatures and the fragrance will fill your whole bathroom. RRP$30.00.