With your skin soft and your hair silky smooth, it’s time to move onto beauty. With a little touch of pre-holiday tan and some make-up prep to make sure your cosmetic bag remains untouched on holiday, next on the list is glamming it up.
1Get a glow
While most people tend to go on holiday to top up their tan, the thought of wearing a swimsuit when you’re still really pale can be daunting. If so, put on a light layer of gradual tan to give yourself a bit of glowy confidence.
Before you leave:
Be sure to exfoliate your body, get a wax or shave before you applying self-tan. However, you should also leave 24 hours minimum between it all to avoid the tan irritating your sensitive skin.
Tanning Tip 1 Before tanning your face, place a damp face cloth in the freezer for 10 minutes then place it gently over your face for 30 seconds. This will close the pores and ensure the self-tan doesn’t sink into them.
Tanning Tip 2 Always use a tanning mitt (or glove) to apply your tan. This not only helps to disperse the tan evenly across the skin
for a flawless application, it also protects your hands from staining.
Tanning Tip 3 When sleeping with self-tan on, try keeping your arms and hands over the duvet. This helps to avoid transference of colour onto the palms. If tan does end up on your hands, work a little olive oil into the stain and then go over with a salt scrub to tone it down.
Finally, it’s time for your nails and nothing says ‘holiday’ more than a glossy, bright colour. Remember to get your toes done too, after all you’ll have bound to have splurged on some gorgeous sandals.
Before you leave:
It’s best to have a manicure and pedicure a couple of days before your holiday to make sure they last a good while. Gel nails are the away forward for a holiday-proof manicure as they can last up to four weeks. However, if you haven’t got time to go to a salon, make sure you use a good base and top coat to get the most out of your colour.
During your holiday:
If you decide to go for gel nails, you won’t t have much maintenance to keep up on holiday. But be sure to use a cuticle oil if nailbeds are looking particularly dry, and rub in to give them moisture. If you give yourself a home manicure, pop in a clear top coat to your make-up bag. This will prevent or cover up any chips if you top nails up during your holiday.
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