It’s that time of year again. The wind’s blowing, the rain’s pouring, and a lot of us are plotting escapes to beat the cold. Retreating is great for the mind and soul, but neglecting travel essentials can really put a damper on your holiday.
It doesn’t matter if you’re running from the cold or embracing it this winter, either way you’re going to need some solid travel cosmetics to back you up. Pick your ideal winter hideaway from our list below and read on to find your perfect winter travel essentials.
Travel essentials for a sunny family holiday
When the evenings get chilly, most people’s gut reaction is to find somewhere full of sun to soak up Vitamin D and thaw out. It’s hard not to love a good beach holiday, particularly if you’re traveling with a lively family. However, the sun and the surf can bring with them unwanted risks and stresses for the skin.
To protect your whole crew from an unwanted overdose of UV rays, give Snowberry Family + SPF 30 a whirl. This natural skincare solution comes in a massive tube, meaning you can use it liberally without running out. It also goes on exactly like a moisturiser with no gross smells or white streaks. It’s pretty amazing for a sunscreen this strong to contain no petrochemicals, silicones or other chemical nasties, Snowberry’s Family + is truly one of a kind.
While we’re on the subject of protecting the skin from sun rays, have you ever thought about how best to protect your lips? A trusty lip balm like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm is just the ticket for soothing and protecting dry, parched lips. This convenient pocket-sized balm gives the lips a moisture boost and a gorgeous lick of colour, perfect for a pristine pout as you play in the sand.
Inika Organic BB Cream is a must for light, natural looking coverage that won’t smear with perspiration. It creates a gorgeous dewy finish and contains nourishing Sunflower, Avocado and Jojoba oil to help replenish the skin. When you’re outside in the sun all day lying on the beach, it’s vital to have coverage that doesn’t feel too heavy on top of sunscreen. Inika will absolutely do the trick.
Finally, for a flawlessly tousled, beachy hairstyle look no further than Holistic Hair Salt of the Earth Styling Spray. This gorgeous spray contains Pink Himalayan Salt, Kalahari Melon Oil, Cedarwood and Citrus for healthy hair full of volume. The mineral-rich salt creates lasting texture while the melon oil moisturises the hair and protects against the elements.
Travel essentials for an action-packed mountain trip
While some prefer hide from the cold, others tackle it head on and embrace all it has to offer. For some of us, winter’s time to hit the slopes and mountains for an adrenalin rush that gets the blood pumping. Naturally extreme sports and weather call for extremely capable cosmetics to keep the cold from biting where it hurts.
Believe it or not, sunscreen is just as important in the snow as it is at the beach. UV rays reflect off snowfall and back onto your skin, so you’ll be needing hardy protection if you’re off on a mountain getaway. Frankie Apothecary Sunscreen is as powerful as it is natural, with Zinc Oxide, Kawakawa Balm and Organic Shea Butter for added moisture. It’s non-greasy and totally invisible, perfect for slathering onto your face before a day in the great outdoors.
When you’re hanging out in the snow, you might also notice your lips needing some TLC. In very cold weather lips can become dry, windblown and cracked which can often lead to pain. Use Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask throughout the day to keep your lips smooth and hydrated. Because it’s made with agave and vanilla, it also tastes just as good as it makes your lips look – bonus!
To freshen up and add a pop of colour for après-ski, you also can’t go past Bite Beauty’s Multistick. It comes in loads of gorgeous colours and can be used on the lips, cheeks and eyes. Because it’s such a great 3-in-1, it’s perfect to take on trips where carrying a complete makeup bag is too much of a hassle.
Essentials for snuggling up at home
Okay, you don’t have to travel for this one, but sometimes nothing beats a cosy winter spent at home. There’s something incredibly relaxing and soothing about watching the weather pass when you’d cuddled up with tea and Netflix. As most people know, no relaxing hibernation period would be complete without a little self love and pampering either!
Warm yourself up from the inside out with a yummy Nutra Organics Velvet Latte. It’s a mix packed full of natural vitamins, minerals and real plant-based goodness that leaves the standard Starbucks line up in the dust. It’s a chai infusion with pink, de-toxifying beetroot to help cleanse and refresh your chilly winter body. It also contains Tumeric, a warming spice that helps to draw out toxins and provide extra antioxidants.
It’s the kind of drink that pairs exquisitely with a not so cheeky bar of Pana Chocolate. Pana Chocolate is a melt-in-your-mouth treat sweetened with spices and essential oils rather than added sugar or artificial sweeteners. It’s also totally vegan, dairy-free and soy-free to boot! Pick from spicy cinnamon, zesty orange and refreshing mint for the sweet kick that suits you best.
Any time spent relaxing around the house is also perfect for adding to your own, natural glow. Eco Tan Winter Skin is a slow building tinted moisturiser that won’t stain clothes or sheets and leaves you with a natural looking honey tan. It smells fantastic and contains hydrating Aloe Vera to help smooth rough skin. It’s a great way to make sure you emerge on the other side of winter looking radiant, healthy and ready for the beach!