For some, the holiday season is the time to gather with friends and family, dress up in glitzy outfits and embrace the cold, winter weather with hot chocolate. For others, the holiday season means planning a getaway from the cold weather, and heading to a location where you can catch some rays – and a tan!
If you plan on heading down south for the winter, it's time to start thinking about what you'll bring with you and how you'll care for your skin and hair while there. To help you out, Get The Look has gathered a round-up of some of the best beauty tips to consider before, during and after your vacation in the sun. Read on for everything you need to keep your hair and skin safe and hydrated!
The holiday season is often the busiest time of the year – even if you're planning on heading south for the winter. There's planning and packing involved, along with what seems like one million smaller errands to run before heading off. When we're busy, we often forget to take proper care of our bodies – like taking time to hydrate after showering or putting on a hair mask before bed. However, if you're heading somewhere warm, your hair and skin will need moisture to survive the temperatures that await you. Before leaving, make sure to hydrate your body by scrubbing it with exfoliants to help remove any dead skin and moisturizing your skin after you shower.
Hydrate your hair with masks, oils, serums and nourishing conditioners a few times per week. The sun and sea salt can dehydrate your hair and cause it to become weak, dry and brittle. So don't forget to take proper care before heading off!
During your trip, you'll want to focus on protection and hydration. Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is a must in your carry-on. If you have fair skin, opt for something a little stronger, like an SPF 50 or more in order to prevent sunburns and skin damage. Make sure to exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells after hitting the beach, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Apply after sun cream onto your body to avoid peeling skin or burns.
If you colour your hair, bring a colour protecting conditioner, shampoo and leave-in treatment with you on your trip to apply at least once per week while gone. This will prevent your colour from becoming dull.
Once you've arrived home, think about repairing your skin and hair. To extend your tan and nourish your skin, moisturize your body and face twice daily. You can also mix a few drops of self-tanning cream into your daily routine to enhance your tan.
As for your hair, turn to a nourishing hair treatment that will restore your healthy locks. Moisturizing shampoo and conditioners, along with masks will also repair dry and dehydrated hair to restore its shine and vitality!