You step out of your holiday apartment, looking fabulous in your bikini. Your skin is bronzed and soft and your hair is glossy and gorgeous. You feel on top of the world and look even better. That’s how holidays work right? Well, not quite. The more truthful picture tends to involve feeling bloated because of poor digestion, being lobster red because you didn’t use enough sun cream and having frizzy, dry hair thanks to the chlorine and salt water. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are our top tips for staying gorgeous on holiday.
Use a beach shampoo
The saltwater from the sea and the chlorine do nothing for your hair. And that’s not to mention the heat, the grease from sun tan lotion and the sand that gets everywhere! Yes, unfortunately holiday hair can be something of a nightmare. Or at least, that used to be the case. In recent years almost all of the top hair stylists and beauty product manufacturers have brought out sun and sea shampoos which are especially for holiday hair.
The hot weather and getting in and out of a pool can leave your skin dry and irritated. That’s why, on holiday, it’s more important than ever to moisturise your skin. Use an after sun moisturiser or try soothing cocoa butter if your skin feels particularly dry or irritated.
Drink plenty of water
Most people don’t drink enough water. The recommended daily intake is eight 8oz glasses however most people will admit they don’t get that amount. Water helps to flush out the toxins in your body and keep it hydrated. On holiday there is much more chance of the body getting dehydrated because of the heat (and the alcohol consumed!) so be sure to drink the recommended amount (if not more) to stay looking gorgeous and healthy.
Wear sun cream
It’s an obvious one but there are still plenty of people who come back from holiday burnt and blistered. Be sure to wear the right factor for you. The way of working out which sun cream is best for you is quite easy. If you usually start going red after 15 minutes then a factor 10 sun cream will help you to last 10 times longer in the sun. Wear a high factor if you burn easier. Be sure to reapply every two hours. If you are in and out the pool and you’re not wearing a waterproof sun cream then you will need to reapply it more often.