Packing for a trip can be taxing and stressful. For me, the more important task at hand is deciding which skin-care beauty products to take. Even when you're travelling you shouldn't compromise on the quality of your products. Whether you're off to hot Miami or snowy Toronto, here is my checklist for precise cosmetic bag solutions every time. My overarching rule of thumb is always get a professional deep-cleanse European facial targeted to your skin type, before you travel. Not only will you look rejuvenated and radiant, but you'll have the additional benefit of stocking up on home-care products for the journey.
Warm or humid climate
Note well, travelling to a warm humid country may cause breakouts. The key here is to ensure proper cleansing before bed and high SPF30 protection for sensitive areas.
Beauty Garden Walnut Scrub
C-Renewal Night Cream
Raspberry Jasmine Spritzer for face and body
Cool or cold climate
Most skins tend to become dehydrated when visiting a cold country. Wind factor and sub-zero temperatures exacerbate open pores and dullness and sometimes redness or sensitivity. Remember your body will also show signs of dehydration so always use moisturising body products.
Beauty Garden Makeup Removing Cleanser
Pore Refiner Smoothing Solution
Hydroptimale Hydrating Serum
Cherry Blossom and Lotus Shower Cream and Body Elixir
Hydroptimale Comfort Cream
Work / Business trip
If you're going on a business trip, you may be staying up late working on your laptop. Be sure to plan properly to get enough rest and refrain from rubbing your eyes to eliminate dark circles and puffiness.
Active Contour Age-Defying Eye Cream
Active Contour Age-Defying Mask (invisible)
Never apply foundation as it is best to travel barefaced. Make-up tends to dehydrate your skin. A good alternative is the Pore Refiner Complexion Perfector, which feels like cashmere and gives skin a flawless, matte finish.
Mid-air - Always take a hydrating spray or cream. Apply mid-flight to retain moisture to both face and body which is lost due to recycled air and elevation. Try the Raspberry Jasmine Spritzer and/or the Hydroptimale Comfort Cream. For those of us with extremely dry skin, use the Nutritive Comfort Cream and Essential Lipid Elixir.
Post-flight - Give skin a good deep-cleanse, and reapply moisturiser. The organic Beauty Garden cleanser, toner, scrub and moisturiser contains essential oils of rosemary and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are perfect for correcting the trauma of flying.
Acne - Some of us who experience acne need to pay special attention to preventing breakouts.
NIGHT & DAY
Purifying Foaming Gel
Active Cream to prevent breakouts
Clarifying Correcting Serum to detoxify and heal
Travel can be good fun but wreak havoc on your skin. Take these tips to heart and bon voyage!
Jeanette La Caille-Hill is a beauty and wellness expert and qualified aesthetician. She operates the exclusive distributorship for SOTHYS, Paris professional skincare and body treatment line in Jamaica. Contact her at 536-7640 or e-mail her at sothysjamaica@ gmail.com with questions and comments.