The blazing sun, humid atmosphere and salty sea air has a hefty impact on hydration of the skin, hair and nails - therefore holiday aftercare is absolute must. I begin by running a luke-warm bath, filled with a thick, nourishing milk or oil. I gently exfoliate the skin, taking care to avoid any overexposed sunburnt areas, using exfoliating gloves to remove any unsightly fake tan residue or build up - pay special attention to the arm pits, knees and ankles. Once towel dry, I apply a thick body butter from neck-toe and allow time to soak in- my skin literally ‘drinks’ it up. I tend to switch up my usual developing fake tan for a gradual moisturiser to aid hydration and prevent my skin drying out further. Similarly to holiday prep, I smother the ends of my hair with a treatment oil or mask and wrap in a warm towel for as long as possible. If you can spare the time, pop on a shower cap or plastic bag (how attractive!) and try and sleep on it. Once rinsed, I apply a leave in conditioner and try to avoid using heat appliances for the next couple of days - exception - blow drying my fringe is a routinely must. If my gel nails are still looking strong and intact with no unsightly regrowth, I tend to only use a cuticle oil and massage cream to soften any dry areas. My feet usually need attacking with a pumice stone, as flip flops and dry heat do not mix well.
Do you have any holiday prep or aftercare tips?