Four Ways to Get Your Skin Holiday Ready
It won’t be long until we’re laying on the beach, soaking in the sun and sipping a fresh smoothie! As tempting as it is to spend every waking hour staring at our holiday countdown app watching the hours until we get on that plane roll past, we’re swapping the waiting game for getting holiday-ready.
Have you already pre-planned every outfit in your head 101 times, memorised your flight number and made a note of all the top Insta-worthy hot spots? Then, it’s time to get prepping your holiday skin and make sure you’ve got that holiday glow before you even step on the plane.
1. First Things First, Exfoliate
Before you even think to do anything else, exfoliate! When it comes to prepping your skin, exfoliating should be number one on your list.
Exfoliating will buff away any dead skin cells, allowing you wave goodbye to dry, dull skin and say hello to soft, smooth skin!
Made with fine sugar and natural exfoliators, the I LOVE whipped sugar scrubs are your best friend when it comes to preparing your skin for hot summer days. Simply massage this whipped sugar scrub into your skin whilst in the shower (or bath!) to gently polish away rough patches and reveal silky soft and renewed skin from top to toe.
The I LOVE whipped sugar scrubs are deliciously sweet, exfoliating and cleansing to provide the perfect pre-holiday shower pick-me-up.
P.S. If you’re also planning a pre-holiday wax or spray tan, then it’s even more important that you exfoliate first. Exfoliating will make sure your tan is free from patches, helping you achieve that natural glow before you go.
2. Moisturise and Say Hello to Hydrated Skin
As great as holidays in the sun are for getting that holiday glow and beachy hair, it can be totally dehydrating for your skin. From the air-conditioned plane to the salty sea air and dazzling sun, so many factors will be drying out your skin from the second you step on the plane.
Make moisturising a part of your daily routine as early as you can before your holiday to make sure your skin remains nourished and hydrated throughout your vacation.
To help keep your skin hydrated and well-moisturised, we recommend using the I LOVE body butters. These rich and nourishing body butters are available in an array of scents and all contain conditioning Shea Butter & Coconut oil to help your skin stay beautifully hydrated all holiday long.
The velvety Coconut & Cream is our favourite body butter for prepping holiday skin. Made with 87% naturally derived ingredients, this kind-to-skin body butter is a holiday must-have.
Moisturising will help take your skin from dry and tired to hydrated and glowing. But, did you know that it can also help to prolong your tan? By making moisturising a part of your daily routine before, during and after your holiday, you’ll be able to keep that holiday glow for longer.
P.S. Whatever you do, don’t forget to also apply sun cream whilst on holiday. Although body butters and moisturisers are perfect for keeping your skin hydrated, they won’t protect from UV rays. Keep topping up that sun cream to keep your skin protected as well as hydrated.
3. Pamper Hands and Feet
Prepping your skin for your holiday doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’d rather the cost of a nail appointment was spent on more drinks by the pool, then treat yourself to an at-home manicure and pedicure instead.
Paint your nails a bright, holiday-ready colour or go wild with patterns and finish your pampering session with a mini hand and foot massage with a nourishing Hand & Nail Cream.
Our restoring and conditioning range of Hand & Nail Creams are the ideal pre-holiday treat for an evening of perfecting your manicure and pedicure. To get in you in the mood for your beach getaway, you’ll love the Exotic Fruits Hand and Nail Cream. With notes of mangoes, grapefruit, melon and pineapple, this tropical scented hand cream will whisk you away to a paradise island.
Thanks to their intensively moisturising and non-greasy formula, the I LOVE hand moisturisers are perfect for conditioning your hands and nails. They contain natural fruit extracts and natural skin loving moisturisers such as Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and ACB Bio-Water Bamboo to help leave your hands feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.
P.S. For a top pre-holiday skincare tip, massage a generous amount of your chosen I LOVE hand moisturiser into your feet before bed, pop on a pair of socks to lock in the moisturiser and let the cream work its magic overnight whilst you sleep.
4. Prep and Protect Lips
When it comes to dehydration, our lips are normally the first to suffer and nobody wants dry, cracked lips when snapping those sun-kissed holiday selfies.
Combat the effects of air-con and sun exposure with a perfectly moisturising lip balm like Balmi. The Balmi range of lip balms all come packed full of a blend of nourishing Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to help keep your lips super soft all day and night.
The Balmi lip balms provide long lasting daily care and protection with a tasty twist in a variety of flavours. They’re perfect for popping in your beach bag for helping to keep your lips plump and hydrated whilst on the go.
P.S. Remember to drink water! Chapped lips are a clear sign of dehydration so if you’re spending long days in the sun, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
By following these four simple steps, you’ll have holiday-ready skin in no time! Make these steps part of your daily routine for the perfect summer skin to get that holiday glow.