Frolicking on a beach in Bali or Bondi gives you that much sought after sun-kissed gleam, but keep in mind that exposure to sun reflecting off the sand and water could also bake and burn you a crispy red, and harsh sea winds are known for triggering fine lines and premature ageing. When packing for paradise, stock up on waterproof high SPF sunscreens for the face and body, slather it on everywhere and reapply every two hours post-pool or a dip in the sea. Add a tossin-your-beach-bag size stick lip balm for healing dried out, chapped lips (soaking in sea water also helps), a whitening cleanser and an exfoliating body scrub for restoring a beach-worthy glow. Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Cream Cleanser; Dior Addict Lip Balm in Crystal, RM88; Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Sugar Scrub; Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50
Snowboarding on the snowy caps of St. Moritz or trotting the streets of New York shod in Louboutin ankle boots in the dead of winter, while very appealing, can really wreak havoc on your skin: plummeting temperatures, extreme dryness and blustery wind chills break down the skin`s moisture barrier, resulting in parched, irritated skin. So unless you aspire to cracked lips, dry, peeling skin and ruddy cheeks, pack superhydrating skincare that`ll pep your skin back to health—start by bumping your moisturiser up to a creamier emollient and incorporate a thick, lustrous body lotion into your daily regime. Layering a serum under cream is key to locking in moisture, so switch to a moisturizing serum that penetrates deep to re-plump skin from within and exfoliate with a gentle radiance-infusing scrub two to three times a week, post-showering, for better serum absorption and to stave off flaking. Dior Hydra Life Youth Essential Concentrated Sorbet Essence, RM235; Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Soufflé Body Cream; Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Melt ; Clinique 7-Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula.