5 Winter Vacation Essentials you Should Never Travel Without
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5 Winter Vacation Essentials you Should Never Travel Without
From life-saving skincare to warm winter coats, we’ve rounded up 5 winter vacation essentials you need to revel in a winter wonderland!
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It’s that time of the year again! We’ve marked our calendars and made plans for a little winter getaway! Before you start frolicking in the snow, or bundling up to avoid that cold winter’s chill, you’ve got to be prepared! From life-saving skincare to ultra-warm winter coats, we’ve rounded up 5 winter vacation essentials that’ll have you ready to revel in your winter wonderland!
If you haven’t experienced winter before, you might find that you’re going to need to carry a number of supplies with you--but we’ll get to those in a bit!
For our carry-all of choice, we love the Samsonite Karissa Backpack that’s stylish and functional! This versatile drawstring backpack comes in new Dark Bordeaux shade that’ll also pair perfectly with any outfit--winter wear or not!
Karissa is lightweight and comfortable to carry too; it’ll be your trusty companion for long shopping trips or adventurous day outs.
It features a surprisingly large capacity despite its petite and slim look, so don’t worry about stuffing in your extra skincare and scarves, there’s plenty of room!
Besides a front pocket for easy access, there’s also a hidden exterior zip pocket on the back of the bag where you can keep your winter essentials such as your heat packs, lip balm and more.
This is an absolute no brainer, but a winter jacket is a must-have to survive the cold winter days. The problem a lot of us face is having to lug bulky or heavy jackets while we’re out and about. A major winter jacket life hack we’ve discovered is getting a goose down jacket--they’re warm, lightweight and surprisingly sleek! COLDWEAR offers a range of styles for down jackets that are great for both men and women.
The outer shells of the goose down jackets are 100% nylon and are lined with 100% polyester material. The filling itself comprises 90% Goose Down and 10% feather. This means that their jackets can withstand cold from 6 degrees Celsius all the way down to sub-zero, so you’ll be feeling toasty even when that winter chill hits. sleeker silhouette, or try the Seamless Goose Down jacket if you’re planning to wear a few layers underneath! For a more muted colour palette, their men’s Basic Contrast Goose Down jacket comes in 2 neutral and versatile shades of beige or navy.
For any of you who really don't deal with the cold well, COLDWEAR has rolled out the first heated vest designed in Singapore that is machine washable, compact and packable. It’s made of 60% polyester and 40% cotton and conducts heat through a printable and washable silver ink. The heated vest features 3 temperature settings – high, medium and low, so you can adjust it to the perfect intensity.
To charge the warmers, simply plug it into a power bank to heat the vest up in just 3 minutes. The vests are available in grey or black for women, while the options for men are olive and black--it’s never been easier to keep warm and look chic at the same time.
Remember To Pamper Yourself!
Besides these handy items that’ll keep you looking and feeling your best on your trip, remember to give yourself a little TLC on your flight. Now we move on to one of the most important aspects of winter travel--your skincare routine! Going from hot and humid Singapore to a cold and icy climate can be a shocking difference for your skin, which can leave it dry, cracked and irritated.
From dehydrating plane rides to the even drier winter air, finding yourself in the thick of winter tends to leave your skin parched and dull. That’s why it’s so important to pack skincare essentials that are deeply hydrating and lightweight so you can replenish your skin’s moisture levels, and keep any chapping at bay! Besides, fresh hydrated skin will keep you selfie-ready throughout your holiday!
The innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Skin EX is a deeply hydrating and firming toner that contains Jeju lava seawater which is packed with special minerals!
The toner helps build up your skin’s moisture barrier as well, meaning that your skin will be less likely to lose moisture as the day goes on. It also absorbs quickly and helps prepare your skin to take in your other skincare products--which is so important when you’re facing harsher weather.
Besides your skin, your lips need some serious attention as well. To begin with, lip balm should always be by your side, whether you’re off on a winter holiday or not. But it’s especially important now that your lips are exposed to even harsher conditions! While there are tons of balms to choose from, our favourite is the Suisse Programme 24 Hour Lip Guard that you can find exclusively at Sasa-- it's lightweight, long-lasting and boosts the natural hydration of your lips.
The honey in this lip balm nourishes and moisturises while a unique combination of oils keeps your lips soft, supple and moisturised. Not to mention, the 24 Hour Lip Guard features organic sun filters that continuously shield your lips from the harmful sun rays with protection equivalent to SPF 15! The balm has a really light texture and leaves a light pearlescent sheen, so you can easily go over it with your favourite lipstick, or leave as is for that natural glossy look!
When that cold winter air hits, your skin’s gonna start feeling dry and tight. In really serious cases, you may even experience micro-cracks which can cause tons of skin irritation too! While moisturising is a top priority, we suggest using products that are dual-acting like Aloe Vera.
White Organia Aloe Vera 98% soothing gel can be easily found at Venus Beauty stores and brings both moisturising and soothing properties to your dehydrated skin. It’s especially developed with pure aloe vera leaf extract which can replenish moisture and build up your skin’s resilience to prevent it from peeling. For added nourishment, Vitamin B5 is also infused into the gel to reduce any inflammation, while also stimulating your skin’s healing process. So if you’ve been struggling to find that perfect balance between lightweight textures and deeply nourishing formulas, the White Organia Aloe Vera 98% Soothing Gel is the next thing to add to your packing list!