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Pre-Holiday Beauty Prep for 2024

Pre-Holiday Beauty Prep for 2024

The countdown to summer is on, bringing with it the promise of sun-soaked holidays and the desire to look and feel your absolute best. Whether you’re planning to relax on the beach in Spain or escape to an Italian city, some pre-travel grooming is essential.

Don’t leave things until the last minute and follow our five expert tips to help you ooze confidence on your getaway.

Get exfoliating

First things first, pre-holiday skin care is a must to make sure you’re ready for the sun. A golden tan is undeniably stunning, but a buildup of dead skin cells can make it appear duller.

Regular exfoliation is crucial in the weeks leading up to your trip. For your face, choose a gentle exfoliating scrub or a chemical exfoliant suited to your skin type. For the body, a scrub with natural ingredients will create a smoother, brighter complexion. This will enhance your tan and help your skin absorb moisturisers more effectively, giving you that coveted summer glow.

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Use moisturising products

The combination of sun exposure and travel can dehydrate your skin, especially when flying. To maintain a healthy and hydrated complexion, increase your water intake and switch to a thicker moisturiser. 

Look for products containing hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which are known for their moisture-retaining properties. Additionally, consider using a hydrating facial mist or moisturising face mask throughout the day to keep you feeling fresh.

Remove unnecessary hair

Hair-free skin is a summer staple, particularly for beach holidays. While waxing has long been a go-to hair removal option for its effectiveness, the procedure certainly comes at a painful cost. Alternatively, at-home hair removal products have become increasingly popular and offer a convenient and pain-free solution.

By using a variety of tools specially designed for different areas of your body, you reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.

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Manicure and pedicure magic

A professional manicure and pedicure are must-haves before any holiday. Opt for long-lasting gel polish to avoid chipped nails during your adventures. If you prefer a more DIY approach, invest in a high-quality polish and paint them yourself.

Given the new obsession with colour analysis, it’s never been easier to choose the perfect colour for your nails. For a summer holiday, you’ll want to stick to bright and vibrant shades, such as baby blue or bright red, that’ll make your nails pop and complement your tan.

Don’t forget to pack a quick-drying top coat to keep your polish looking pristine throughout your travels.

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