Ski and travel beauty essentials

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The slopes don’t have to mean slacking when it comes to your beauty regime.
Although it’s best to go low key, most of us still want to look fresh-faced when hitting the mountains.
When it comes to skiing abroad, lip balm, sunscreen and an intensive moisturiser are key essentials.
But if it’s more of an apres-ski trip, you also might want to pack some products for partying at night.

 

In Les Saisies, France

 

For my trip to Les Saisies in France, I took plenty of power products from La Roche-Posay, including their SPF mini and handy sun screen stick for on the go.
Throughout the day, I used the ANTHELIOS ULTRA-LIGHT FLUID SPF50+ £17, a tinted moisturiser which looks and feels invisible on the skin.
The glide-on, non-oily texture provides very high protection for normal/combination skin and comes with a handy screw top, preventing any spillages.

 

 

 

In my toiletry bag for the flight, I brought some P’ure Papaya Care Vapour balm, which when rubbed under the nose can stop you catching a cold on the plane.
This is great for use during air travel to help feign off airborne bacterial and illness.

 

 

To soothe frost-bitten lips, the Balm Kind has some gorgeous, nourishing shades which contain Alpine Rose and Lysine, a key ingredient which fights cold sores.
I kept this constantly in my ski jacket to apply throughout the day and keep my lips looking subtly glossy and fresh.

 

Another must have for traveling is Defensil Rescue Serum, £9.95, a deeply moisturising serum for underneath moisturiser which soothes irritated and dehydrating skin without feeling too greasy.
This lightweight serum is perfect for protection your complexion from harsh environments, particularly in cold climates.
Developed in the Swiss Alps, this is made for people with dry skin living at high dry and sunny altitudes with very dry skin. It has been clinically proven by Swiss scientists to help lock in moisture for winter skin prone to dryness and flaking.

 

 

 

Blasts of wind and snowstorms can also wreak havoc on sensitive eyes so it would be worth investing in comforting eye drops such as Hycosan Fresh, which help tackle dry eyes and can be used for up to six months.
I try to use these four times each day for best results and once during flights.

 

 

 

 

When it comes to my daily routine before hitting the slopes, I like to mix Vitage’s potent tanning drops with my daily moisturiser to add a hint of colour to the skin as I know my makeup is going to get blasted off by snow throughout the day.
This £39 bottle provides an even, radiant and natural-looking glow and takes just 2-4 hours to develop.

 


At night, I apply a body butter such as Coconut Magnolia by Lakshmi, £18, which is deeply soothing, rich, and leaves you with baby soft skin.

 

 

If I have to wear makeup, Dior’s backstage foundation leaves a naturally luminous glow and won’t dry in cakey.
Of course, waterproof mascara is a must have on the slopes and there’s nothing more withstanding than Lancome’s Monsieur Waterproof.
This coats lashes with a budge-proof formula which lengthens and thickens lashes to falsie-like effect.

 

 

 

I start off by priming with No Filter Photography Primer by Pur Cosmetics, £26, which contains blurring micro-pearls helps to colour correct while age-defying skin care ingredients.
This is perfect for disguising any redness brought on by cold and helps skin look instantly filtered – perfect for taking ski snaps.

When it comes to eyeliner, my Kat Von D Tattoo liner, £17, lasts all day and even through snow storms.
I make it last even further with Urban Decay’s All Nighter travel bottle spray, £10, which I spritz on before heading to the piste.

 

 

 

 

 

To save time and keep hair fresh before dinner after hiding underneath my helmet, I use Evo’s Water Killer dry shampoo, £21, for super fresh, soft and non-greasy hair.
The new clean, uplifting fragrance combats those nasty unwanted odours and saves time from washing and drying.

For those who suffer unwanted tummy troubles during travel, Alflorex is a unique food supplement which is clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of digestive orders, including abdominal pains, bloating and unpredictable bowel movements.
The tiny capsules so easy to pack and will act as a lifesaver for those who plan to overdo it on the ski resort’s rich food and wine.

 

 

 

What are your must have essentials for travelling abroad?

 

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