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44. Therapist Thursday- Conversations with Skin Therapist- holiday must haves

Updated: Mar 21

Tis the season for holidays... with the Government restrictions relaxing and the air bridges in place people are starting to think about travelling again. Whether it's a quick weekend away or a two or three week holiday, it's important to remember to pack the right skincare products.... essential skincare is not easily accessible everywhere. Having been cabin crew for years and flying around the world I've learned to be a minimalist packer with items that are multi-functional. Skincare isn't any different from that!

My holiday 5 must haves are: Dermalogica's Power Rich, Solar Defense Booster, Daily Resurfacer, Ultracalming Cleanser and Antioxidant Hydramist- this combination is light weight and keeps my skin healthy whilst on the go!

Here's an itemised run down of why I use these as my getaway essentials.

Power Rich- this product comes in 8ml tubes which are easy to pack and they are an excellent all rounder. I use this all over my face, eye area, neck & decollate to help smooth away fine lines & maintain skin moisture. This product is great morning & night and you only need the size of a 5p so a tube lasts a whole week!

Solar Defense Booster- this is a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 50. I use it for face and body (mixing it with my body moisturiser to make it go further). It has MAP (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate) and Tocopherol (vitamin E) to help control sun damage and keep my skin soft.

Daily Resurfacer- these are packaged as 36 individual doses which are like little exfoliating finger puppets. They are so gentle you can use them around the eye area, but they hydrate, brighten & smooth the skin.

Ultracalming Cleanser- this is a very gentle cleanser that can be used on wet or dry skin, removes eye makeup, and can be tissued off or removed with warm water. If you've been in the sun all day you can also use it as a masque to calm any redness or heat from over exposure.

Antioxidant Hydramist- this is a toner that can be used traditionally after cleansing to ensure even moisturiser distribution. It also is a refreshing spray after being in the sun, a hydrating spritiz throughout the day, or can be used to help set makeup with its flash-firming properties.

The UltraCalming Cleanser and Antioxidant Hydramist both come in travel sizes that will last a month. The Solar Defense Booster is 50ml, so a great size for travelling and if used on its own as a day moisturiser it lasts 3 months. The Power Rich and Daily Resurfacer I pack as many as needed for the holiday duration. Happy Travels!

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