PHOTO: Travel beauty tips for beautiful skin when travelling

Travel takes its toll on my skin! Here are some of my travel beauty tips for beautiful skin when travelling.  Dehydration from flying, changes in climate too!  -4 degrees one day and 25 degrees in the desert the following week!  My dermatologist constantly tells me to avoid the sun and so I wear Factor 50 Sun protection and a hat at all times.

Luckily, despite being a sun worshipper in my younger years, my skin is good for my age albeit with some sun damage!  I think this is due to several things:

  1. Genetics
  2. A clean vegetarian/pescetarian diet
  3. Sun protection
  4. Skin Care

You can’t do much about number one! Number two is easy peasy really.  I had spotty skin when I was younger due, I believe, to SUGAR!  Give up sugar and improve your skin.  So, improve your diet and improve your skin.  Also, make sure you drink plenty of water.  Try and avoid drinking too much alcohol (I am still working on this one!).

Sun protection is vital!  Again, I have sun damage from my sunbathing days…. but avoid the sun on my face now and always use Factor 50 sun protection.

Skin care!  This is a good habit I learnt living in Paris in my early twenties.  One of my favourite brands that has been part of my beauty routine for YEARS is Caudalie!


If you do nothing else, cleanse your skin thoroughly and moisturise.  I am trying a new cleansing routine this month. Caudalie instant foam cleanser, which is actually a favourite. Plus make up removing cleansing oil  This is rich and indulgent.  Although I don’t really wear a lot of make up, this gets rid of every little speck of make up and dirt in a gentle way.  All Caudalie products are 0% Paraben, Sodium, Mineral oil and other nasties and they do not test on animals.

Caudalie overnight Detox Oil is helping my travel weary skin rejuvenate overnight.  You will notice results after waking up on the first morning!  I did!  I absolutely love a face mask, don’t you? Slather it on and wash off to reveal fresh skin, its like a miracle.  Caudalie Glycolic Peel will revive you skin.

I always travel with all my beauty routine products!

Two more things for you this month!

Photo: Caudalie French Kiss and Mac Soft and Gentle

Do you think my skin looks extra luminous in my featured image here?  This is due to my Caudalie products PLUS this fabulous shimmer product.  I think it takes off 5 years.  I’m also wearing Caudale French Kiss in Seduction colour for soft and kissable lips. Well ….. I hope so anyway! I need all the help I can get at my age. Travel beauty tips for beautiful skin when travelling.

PHOTO: Mix it up with a Caudalie Cleansing Routine!

Products: Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser, Caudalie Make-Up removing Cleanisng Oil, Caudalie Vine Actif Overnight Detox Oil and Caudalie Glycol Peel.





Travel Wardrobe for Asia 

I’m busy planning what to take with me to The Philippines.  Obviously, it will be hot and humid so I have to rethink my beauty regime too.  There is nothing worse than getting hot and sweaty with make up sliding down your face!

My latest discovery and one I will definitely put into my suitcase is Jason Wu for Caudalie eau de beaute Beauty Elixir for a smooth and glowing complexion.  This arrived in the post just as I arrived back from the sunny Cote d’azur with skin dehydrated by the sun, sea and salt.  The soothing scent is divine and my skin is instantly revived and looks radiant.

What do you think? I just sprayed it on before taking the photo above with me and Zarya!


I will use if every day as part of my skincare routine and will put it into my hand luggage to keep my face hydrated on the long journey.  If you want to buy some for yourself click on the link on the righthand side. With thanks to Caudalie UK.

I have the most luscious Serge Lutyens scent that perfectly evokes Asia for me that I just discovered called Nuit de Cellophane so this is going with me too.


What to Wear in The Philippines

My top tip for what to wear in very hot and humid countries is wear as little as possible!  I only pack lightweight natural fabrics in Cotton, Linen and Silk.


Lise Charmel Chemise

What do you think of my new Lise Charmel Chemise, bought in Galeries Lafayette?  I think it will be perfect for a hot climate.  My latest discovery for swimwear is a very inexpensive brand that I found on  Love them because they have big cup sizes, YAY! So shout out for Wolf and Whistle


Hermes Shoulder Birkin Bag

I’ll take one of my Hermes bags with an iPad, iPhone and Sunnies

Well, that is as far as I have planned so far. Perfume, Chemise and Bikini !Hmmmm … I need to get organised don’t I?  I’ll take 2 dresses per day, 2 bikinis and 1 Kaftan per day, shorts and that is about it!  I’ll tell you about my latest buys on here as I get them.

Top Tip to fight off mosquitoes Did you know that mossies detest Vitamin E? take a Vitamin E supplement and slather yourself in Vitamin E cream and they will go a bite someone else!

Hiking boots and flip-flops too!

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