Vacation Beauty: Your 3-Week Guide to Getting Beach-Ready Three weeks before vacation: Buff your skin
A few weeks prior to your trip, step up your skin-buffing routine by adding an exfoliating body wash during your shower or using a bath mitt, glove or loofah with your usual body cleanser. Sugar or salt scrubs are another way to slough off dry, dead skin. Exfoliate two to three times a week, massaging skin with a gentle circular motion. If you notice redness or irritation, use a gentler touch and scale back the buffing. Two weeks before vacation: Build a faux glow Nothing says summer like golden skin, but we all know that excess sun exposure is a no-no. To get a healthy glow, opt for a self-tanner. For the most foolproof results, use a gradual formulation that slowly builds colour over the course of several applications. One week before vacation: Hair removal Hair removal should be top of your to-do list in the week before a beach vacation. It will keep you hair-free for the longest amount of time – roughly three to five weeks – and guarantee smooth results. If you’re heading to the salon to de-fuzz, make sure your skin is prepped. Ideally, you should exfoliate the area thoroughly the night before or the morning of your appointment. This primes skin for hair removal, reducing the chance of bumps and skin irritation post-treatment. For best post wax results, apply a cool compress to close pores and prevent bacteria buildup, which can lead to bumps, especially in sensitive areas like the bikini line. A cooling aloe vera gel can also soothe skin. To prevent ingrown hairs, exfoliate every few days. If you’re waxing at home, you’ll also need to prep your skin by exfoliating. Use a hair remover strip kit for the easiest DIY experience – it takes a lot of the mess out of the application process. But don’t do your bikini line yourself: It’s tricky to get the right angle to rip the wax off and you risk painful bruising. A few days before vacation: Get polished Your nails definitely deserve some attention before a big vacation. Whether you’re heading to a nail bar or going DIY, a manicure and pedicure are musts. Pedicure It’s a great time to get your feet properly exfoliated and polished before exposing them in the cute sandals you’ve been dying to wear. Manicure Follow the same routine to clean up your fingernails, using a matching or complementary shade of polish. If you’re going to be away for a week or two, keep in mind that lighter shades wear better because chips won’t stand out. LASH TINT Honestly, most vacation ready peeps seem to overlook this part of preparing for that weekend of bliss, however, it is definitely something to add in, especially if your in the water or sunbathing like the goddess you are, The last thing you want to do is reach for that mascara tube knowing that it’s going to run down your face. Or get all clumped up.. So,why not opt for a lash tint to help darken and lengthen those lovely lashes.. One last thing you have to do to be diva ready on your vacation. If you are headed for vacation either in February or March April here is some custom packages we can get you set up for if you pre-book earlier before we get booked up.
SUN GODDESS Brazilian wax Shellac luxe manicure Spa pedicure Lash Tint $110 ( reg $165) ON THE GO DIVA Shellac LUXE Express pedicure $42 ( reg $75) JUST BEACHY Underarm wax BRAZILIAN Wax Full leg Wax $99 (reg $135) Or we can create a custom package to suit your beach body needs Just reach out soon so we can get you booked