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Holiday Beauty Essentials

Holiday Beauty Must-Haves

As sunnier shores beckon, it’s time to update your beauty regime accordingly. Prepare now and ensure your suitcase contains everything you need to cope with soaring temperatures: here are our top five holiday beauty essentials…

1. SPF
Sun protection is the most important item in your luggage, and should be first on your vacation pack list, even before bikinis. Select two formulas, one very high protection like Crème de la Mer The SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid for the face, and another for the body – check out Sisley’s extensive suncare range range which is renowned for encouraging safe bronzing.

2. Self-Tan
With a good self-tanner on your side the temptation for excess sun exposure will be totally negated. Apply Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Body Care before take-off and pop into your case for tan maintenance on location. Your high protection facial SPF means your complexion is protected from rays, but if you’d like a little more colour on your cheeks try a dedicated face-tanning product like the excellent Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster.

3. Hydration
Sun, salt, sea and sand can result in dry, dehydrated skin. Combat the effects of a long day at the beach with a rich body balm. We travel with Aesop’s generously sized pump bottles, and make sure to add a lip balm to our hand luggage to soothe any discomfort from plane air-con or the sun.

4. Fragrance
Swap your signature scent for something light and airy that can be spritzed over holiday kaftans or breezy maxi dresses. Our fragrance e-shelves are laden with new fruity, floral scents that are ideal for warm al fresco evenings. Current favourites? Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzurra and the ever-fresh Clarins Eau des Jardins.

5. Bronzer
The best thing about being on holiday is the inevitable paring back of your make-up regime. After a few days looking bare-faced on the beach, the usual base, eyes, lips routine can seem excessive. The one product that stands strong during this period is bronzer. A gentle sweep over cheekbones and up towards the temples is instantly flattering. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons will be on our hotel dressing table for the trip duration.

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