March 14, 2019

Packing the Right Skincare for Your Next Winter Trip

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Spring may only be around the corner, but there are still plenty of winter holidays to be had, from short breaks in snowy European cities to skiing holidays a little further afield.

I’ve just returned from a winter break myself having spent four days in Iceland last week. During this trip we experienced blizzards, glaring sunshine, hail, driving rain and extremely strong winds – so it’s safe to say that my skin took a bit of a beating.

I never used to be bothered about skincare at home, let alone when I travelled (gross), but one day something clicked and now I can’t go without my morning and evening routine.

There’s something about travel that makes my skin feel horrendous, which is why packing the right skincare for a trip is so important. Especially when you’re going somewhere chilly.

Just before my trip I was asked if I’d like to try out the new Eucerin products, which are designed to keep your skin on top form in wintry conditions. This was great timing to really put them to the test, so I packed the products into my suitcase to give them a whirl in the north!

Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream 5% Urea

This first product I sampled was a gorgeous, thick hand and body cream. It contains 5% Urea, which I’ve since found out is a natural moisturiser for dry skin. It also helps replenish the Urea lost when the skin becomes dry, and improves the skin‘s ability to retain moisture. Something I desperately needed in Iceland.

I don’t know about you, but slathering moisturiser on post-shower is the best feeling, so the thickness of this cream is great because I felt like my skin was hydrated for the entire day.

Another win is that this pot isn’t a whopping great size, so it’s really easy to take with you on the go in case of a dry hand emergency.

You can buy the Eucerin hand and body cream for under £10 from Boots.

Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream 5% Urea

I also sampled the Dry Skin Relief Face Cream, which was a nice, light consistency. I don’t like heavy moisturisers on my face because they literally take about three hours to sink in, so this face cream was pretty perfect for me and my combination skin.

Again, this product contains 5% Urea to keep your skin on top form, and it’s fragrance and colourant free to really minimise the risk of allergies. I don’t have any known allergies, but my face can be quite sensitive to some products. Worth noting for those who do suffer!

You can buy the Eucerin face cream for £11 from Boots.

Our next trip won’t be a winter one, but I’ll definitely be keeping these in mind if I book a snowy break next winter. That said, I’m still using them now because with Storm Gareth blowing its way across the UK, we haven’t quite escaped this miserable weather just yet!

What winter skincare do you love? Have you got any winter trips planned for 2019 or 2020?

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