• Weekend getaway skincare Routine 

    At least one weekend a month I am in some country abroad for a weekend getaway as part of my #take12trips travel challenge which I decided to join last December. It been fun so far jetting around Europe trying to see as much of our continent as I can fit in one weekend without breaking the bank. Whilst jetting off into the cities unknown is fun and rewarding, it can take a toll on your skin hence why I decided to share my weekend getaway skincare routine.

    I have mentioned many times on the blog how I have ‘the back-up’ products for my face when I am transitioning from my brand to the next, you can read more HERE.

    weekend getaway skincare routine

    Clockwise (L-R): Garnier cleansing wipes, Ahava age control serum, L’Oreal true match foundation, Bobbi Brown foundation stick, Make-up Gallery pump up mascara, Too cool for school oil control primer and Ahava age control sleeping cream.

    Though I am not exactly a beauty blogger, I do review beauty products and as such I have been fortunate enough to receive many products over the course of three years and it’s been a pleasure trying them all. The majority of the products I received are travel sized and those that ain’t well they are still lovely to try.

    Regular readers of this blog will remember my review of the AHAVA products which I am still loving to this day and take them with me every time I travel. As mentioned already though I am not a beauty blogger, the products I am sharing in this post are what had worked for me and help me maintain my ‘youth‘ even as the stresses of travel takes its town on my face and body.

    weekend getaway skincare routine

    Cleansing – Whether we talking about the body or just the face, cleansing is always the first step to prep the body or face. In this post we are focusing solely on the face skincare routine. When I am traveling, it is not always that I return after a long day exploring the new city that I get chance to shower before bed so instead I have made things easier on myself by buying the Garnier cleansing wipes which if I am honest have made things so much easier for me on my travels.

    Moisturize – Moisturizing the face takes many forms, when I am home I use a toner right after cleansing then once toner is absorbed I used the serum, essence and emulsion before I apply my moisturizing cream. When traveling I do not have time for all these steps so instead I just pack my serum and moisturizing cream.

    Make-up – I have mentioned many times on this blog and other platforms that I am not really into makeup except for lipsticks but because my oily skin drives me insane I like to try my luck with my new primer from Too cool for school then use my L’Oreal true match foundation, my Bobbi Brown foundation stick which takes the place of highlighter since I bought the wrong shade in Sephora last year. Once this is in place I then like to use my mascara which has been a new addition since I completely stopped wearing mascara for the last few years.

    Those who know me you will you, I am the advocate for simple routines, I don’t like to complicate things or waste time of things I have little to no interest in but when it comes to taking care of my skin and as much as my simple-do attitude still prepares I will take a minute or two just to ensure I have cleansed and moisturized my face before bed because there is nothing worse than sleeping with make-up on which clogs your pores and during the night when your body its secreting impurities they can’t come out because the pores are blocked so they get clogged and you get pimples.

    Always take time to look after your face, and as much as plastic surgery is there, you can’t do it forever but you can make a difference for your skin and keep it ‘Au natural’ for as long as possible.

    Do you have a skincare routine for your face? What do you think of my weekend getaway skincare routine?



    1. June 27, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      These are some great getaway essentials I have to admit I love face wipes for packing when you are going away. x

      • June 27, 2016 / 9:26 pm

        I too love face wipes for when I am away

    2. June 23, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      It’s really nice to have a back-up go to product when you are reviewing something for the skin. Your skin is able to “breathe” after the review.

      • June 24, 2016 / 7:38 am

        Absolutely my thinking

    3. Stacy Kripas
      June 14, 2016 / 8:00 am

      I’ve used an Ahava products many times and they never fail me! This is a super nice brand.

      • June 14, 2016 / 8:15 am

        These are the only ones have tried and they haven’t failed me either

    4. Danne Reed
      June 14, 2016 / 7:36 am

      This is a nice skin routine, I will try your routine and see the great result. Thanks for sharing.

      • June 14, 2016 / 8:14 am

        You’re welcome, it had worked for me so hopefully it will for you too

    5. Nicole Etolen
      June 14, 2016 / 7:12 am

      I also use Garnier cleansing wipes when I am away from home. I can’t sleep without cleaning my face.

      • June 14, 2016 / 7:17 am

        Same here it’s weird not cleansing my face

    6. Nicole Escat
      June 14, 2016 / 6:29 am

      I haven’t tried Ahava, I think it is not available in our country but I am not sure. I want to try these products.

      • June 14, 2016 / 7:15 am

        It’s a great brand and I got mine via eBay so you never know

    7. aziel morte
      June 13, 2016 / 11:52 am

      I really love this skincare routine. Glad you share this

      • June 13, 2016 / 2:40 pm


      • June 13, 2016 / 11:21 am

        Thanks so much

    8. parpar de real
      June 13, 2016 / 10:59 am

      I think this is the best skincare routine and I bet my wife will love it for sure

      • June 13, 2016 / 11:21 am


    9. June 13, 2016 / 8:16 am

      I love Ahava products, and I think your weekend getaway skincare routine sounds just perfect 🙂

      Louise x

      • June 13, 2016 / 8:17 am

        Thanks so much Louise, I love Ahava products too

    10. Elizabeth O.
      June 13, 2016 / 3:16 am

      It’s good to have a routine especially when you’re away from home, in a place with a different weather and environment. Thanks for the lovely tips! I make sure I always have a cleanser and a moisturizer when I travel.

      • June 13, 2016 / 3:43 am

        Thanks Elizabeth I try to ensure I pack my essentials as not always sure how my face will react in new environment

    11. Leigh Anne Borders
      June 13, 2016 / 1:10 am

      I do have a routine I use for skincare with great products too. It looks like you have some great routines as well.

      • June 13, 2016 / 3:42 am

        That’s always a nice thing to have some great products and a nice routine

    12. June 13, 2016 / 12:29 am

      great skincare routine. All the products are amazing espceially garnier and ahava products are my favourite

    13. June 12, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      Looks like you have your skincare covered when traveling! Perfect!

      • June 13, 2016 / 3:41 am

        I have too maintain it lol and thanks

      • June 12, 2016 / 11:00 pm

        Awww bless, you’re busy after all

    14. June 12, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      I really need to sort out my skincare routine – yours sounds wonderful! They sound like great products too. Kaz x

      • June 12, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks Kaz, still perfecting it but loving it so far

    15. June 12, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      I’ve never even heard of Ahava so I will have to check that out! It looks great 🙂

      • June 12, 2016 / 10:58 pm

        It’s an amazing brand and I have loved using their products

    16. June 12, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      I have a similar skincare routine although I don’t really use facial wipes.

      • June 12, 2016 / 8:00 pm

        I only started using them recently due to my many travels

    17. June 12, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      I’ve never tried Ahava products, but they sound really worthy! I like your skincare routine!

      • June 12, 2016 / 7:59 pm

        I have enjoyed trying Ahava products

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