Getting ready for the beach is part of the summertime experience. Even if you might be expecting to go swimming in the sea and find sand in your hair the next day, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t arrive looking and feeling your best.
You can achieve that sun-kissed look from the moment you step onto the seafront. Whether you’re going on a family holiday or you’ve planned a city break with the girls, looking cool and glamorous should be a given. We’ve outlined our favorite summertime beauty tips to help you get ready in style.
Four beauty steps to follow before a summer holiday
1. Get your skin ready
Skin prep is part and parcel of any summer holiday. Hair removal isn’t for everyone, but if you prefer to make it part of your routine, try to look after your skin in the process. If you’re looking for a way to keep your legs smooth for the whole holiday, long-lasting treatment options like professional hair removal wax could be a game changer.
Whether you shave or wax, always make sure to exfoliate before and after removing hair on your legs or body. Along with helping to remove dead or dry skin cells from the uppermost layer of your skin, exfoliating helps you to unclog pores and create a softer, smoother feel. Overall, this will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
2. Wear sun protection
Sunscreen is an essential part of any summer holiday. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to make protecting your skin from harmful UV rays something beautiful. You should always spend as much time as possible in the shade, but if sunbathing is part of your plans, skin damage can be prevented by enjoying the sun safely.
Sunscreen doesn’t need to be carried around in a huge, unsightly bottle. It’s just as easy to find handbags or pocket-sized bottles specifically developed for the delicate skin on your face too.
3. Cut and style your hair
Getting your hair cut around five days before your holiday will help to ensure that it stays in good condition. With sun exposure, salty sea dips and chlorine from the swimming pool, you might need another trim when you get home too.
Your hair is more likely to dry out on holiday, so it’s important to look after it while you’re away. Lather up the conditioner and, if you have long hair, try to style it in tidy buns, braids, or ponytails to make sure it doesn’t get too tangled.
4. Go for the full mani-pedi
Keeping your nails beautiful on holiday can be challenging, so we’d always recommend going for something tough like gel. You can choose from a variety of pretty and eye-catching shades, all with the peace of mind that this type of nail polish is notoriously durable.
But if you’d prefer a nail polish that comes off easily, there’s nothing wrong with the classic manicure. And if you’re visiting a salon for this treatment, why not go for the full pedicure in a matching shade too?
Feeling glamorous on the beach means you’ll need to focus on your hair, nails, and skin. Never underestimate the importance of using sunscreen, especially if you’re spending long hours on the sun loungers. After all, sun-kissed bronze is the goal – not cherry red!