Travelling Light

Travelling around South East Asia means you need to travel light! Whilst having all of your beauty essentials of course 😜

As you can see in the photos below – here are a few of my travelling essentials. Sun protection is a must. We need it to help protect against skin cancer, pigmentation and premature ageing. You will still tan even if you use a high factor. I promise. Burning is not an option and no one wants to look like a dried prune by the age of 40. As I am fair skinned I have been wearing Avene factor 50 suncream mainly on my face. It’s pretty light on the skin and water resistant – however I would always reapply after a couple of dips in the pool/sea.

My next must is something a lot of us forget about and that’s sun protection for your hair. My hair has been treated and it can get very dry in the sun and repeated exposure to salt, chlorine and humidity. I have also been using the Phytoplage shampoo and hair oil for extra protection as well as Aussie Miracle Moist conditioner. The Phytoplage shampoo also doubles up as a body wash which is handy. These products keep my hair hydrated and stop it from breaking too much.

After a day at the beach there’s nothing better than scrubbing off the day with a light body scrub – this one from Diptyque smells gorgeous and isn’t scratchy or oily which I find irritating with some scrubs. To moisturise I have been using Clarins After sun to rehydrate my skin. For evening I’ll use something with a little more perfume, like this Diptyque body lotion to save me travelling with lots of different scents.There just isn’t enough room in my bag so anything that doubles up is perfect!!

For my face I have been using an Origins moisturiser from their ‘A Perfect World’ collection with an SPF of 25 (I would use factor 50 on the beach). This is an anti ageing moisturiser and it smells amazing. I always keep it in my handbag as constant exposure air con always makes my skin dry so I make sure I have it on hand! Origins Modern Friction is a great face scrub and again not to scratchy. It feels like exfoliating fibres. Be careful to rinse off well because it really stings if you get it in your eyes! 😲

Your world beauty blogger…FRAN 💋

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