Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Happy in your holiday skin

Sun, sea and sand can wreak havoc with pale, winter complexions, so avoid looking like a Brit abroad and pack a few multitasking holiday heros, says Beth Dadswell

Written by Beth Dadswell

Happy holiday skin

Clockwise from top left:

Jo Loves… Pomelo, £45 (30ml): Floral perfumes can be too cloying in the heat, so try this limited-edition, citrusy scent created by Jo Malone for her new brand, Jo Loves…

Body Shop Shimmer Cubes, £16: 0800-092 9090, A palette (23, Purple) of four iridescent shades to mix and match. Highlights the eyes without sinking into the creases.

Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder, £33.50: 0844-800 8877, Available in eight different tones, this reproduces shades of the sun to suit all skin colours – and it doesn’t leave a chalky residue on the skin.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50, £15: This dinky stick protects ears, nose and lips, and moisturises at the same time.

Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, £27 (50ml): 0800- 054 2988, This moisturiser glides on smoothly, gives sheer coverage and the gel-based formula is light and refreshing.

Happy holiday skin

From left to right:

Sisley Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+, £101 (40ml): 020-7591 6380, Gives good protection to skin newly exposed to sun, for limited sun-damage. The lightweight formula contains shea, cucumber, vitamin E and marjoram, for a matte finish.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tan, £22 (150ml), 0870-034 2566, Colour pale skin before you go, with spray-on self-tan. It’s easy to apply and the colour looks surprisingly natural.

Jo Malone Orange Blossom Body & Hand Wash, £30 (250ml): 0800-054 2939, Filled with orange blossom, water lily and white lilac, this makes bathing a real treat.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofi no Body Scrub, £50 (200ml): 0800-123 400, Smells divine and rids the body of dull winter skin, leaving you glowing. Use for a fortnight before you go, then back home to maintain your tan.

Johnson’s Holiday Skin Body Lotion, £5.10 (250ml): Apply once a day for a convincing, sun-kissed look.

Happy holiday skin

Clockwise from left:

Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask, £13.25 (75ml): 01983- 813913, Use this clay and manuka honey mask to unblock pores by drawing out impurities and excess oil, to leave skin balanced, calm and clear.

Aveda Invati Scalp Revitalizer, £41 (150ml): 0800-054 2979, Add volume to lank, floppy hair by spraying on to the scalp, which is also revitalised by the turmeric and ginseng.

Philip B Rejuvenating Oil, £27 (60ml): 020-8740 2085, Apply to dry hair once a week, leave for 20 minutes, then wash it out. Leaves hair silky soft

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in May (535), £17.50: 020-7493 3836 For instant glamour, brush on this pretty new shade.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose, £17.50: 020-7313 5592, This glossy and hydrating lip pencil contains intense fuchsiacoloured pigments in a lightweight formula – the perfect glamour tool.

Dermalogica Solar Defense Wipes SPF 15, £22.50: 0800-591818, Small enough to slip into your bag, freshenup with these wipes, while protecting your skin, too.

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