Welcome back homie.
If you are lucky enough to be going on a holiday this summer, like me (eek!) then this post will probably be of importance to you.
Wether it is a weekend away or a 2 weeks cruise, we all need to be prepared.
Even you, yes you, the one looking dead at the screen.
Because the ultimate goal at the end of a sun holiday is to have a tan right? Well, it may not be the only reason why you are going, but it is a big factor, and if you don’t come home bronzer than those pennies piling up in your wallet, then you feel like you failed.
Well, at least I do anyway.
So for us beauty freaks, I have compiled my top 5 must-do things before I leave for a holiday, you can thank me later when you are home like an exotic jungle queen.
Remove all hairs!
All of them. Not one single hair is to be left ya hear?!
Because hairless body parts equal even and glowing tan. I don’t think any sane person would go over with gorilla legs anyway, but I mean, for the free souls out there, just put up with the pain in sacrifice of a gorgeous tan.
Beauty is pain after all.
I recommend waxing/epilating at least 2 – 5 days before leaving. You don’t want those open pores and freshly waxed skin exposed to the sun, your talking serious burn!
For the shavers out there, try shave as close to the leaving date as possible, and keep on it during the stay, don’t let the hairs get too thick before shaving, the key is maintenance my love.
Exfoliate before, during and after.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Exfoliate twice a week for a few weeks before you go. Exfoliate your legs, your arms, your back, your booty, if it can be reached, exfoliate it!
(the word exfoliate is starting to cound weird now, I think I said it too much, oops)
Freshly exfoliated skin is new and ready to soak up the sun. You don’t want to be tanning on top of dead, grimey skin. That’s no fun at all.
Keep exfoliating during the holiday to maintain glowing soft skin, and after you get back to keep the tan looking great as long as possible!
Moisturise ALL the time!
Just carry moisturiser with you in your purse and top up your arms and chest if you can. I wouldn’t recommend cocking up the leg and moisturising on the subway, but I mean if that’s what your into, then go ahead.
Dry and damaged skin will not take to the sun whatsoever, so it is important to keep topping up whenever you can as your skin will take up the moisturiser in no time, especially if you hav’nt seen the sun in a long time.
Get your mani/pedi swag on!
I always advise my friends to get their nails done before going away. It is the first thing you forget, and the first thing you remember when you step off the plane.
“Oh crap! My nails!”
Nobody really wants to be going finding a salon when on holidays, and nobody normal brings nail polish with them so you don’t want to be forking out on unnecessary things either.
Having a fresh mani/pedi while out in the sun can make all the difference. You will be wearing sandals everywhere and nobody likes boring ugly toes dampening your style!
Tip: go for a gel nail too. Strong and chip resistant, crucial if you are going for longer than a weekend!
The number one mood killer when being on the beach is feeling sluggish and bloated. Nobody likes that, at all.
So detox that bod like there is no tomorrow!
Drink green tea, lemon and water or even just plain water, just get it all out of you before you go. Detoxing removes all waste toxins and crap that make you bloated and feel sluggish.
If you are a member of a leisure centre, try using the sauna a few times before you go too, that works just as well!
So I hope this has helped if you are heading away soon, or if you just wanted some general all round advice!
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