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Top 5 Beauty Tips for Beach Days

Whether you’re staying at home or flying off on holiday, our top five beauty tips for beach days are all every seaside-loving girl needs to know.

Tip 1: Prepare your skin

Getting ready for a day, or a week, at the beach starts way before you grab your sarong and flip-flops. If exfoliating isn’t already part of your skincare regime, make sure you start at least two weeks before you go. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells, which makes your skin look brighter. It also helps moisturisers and sunscreen to work their best. If you plan to fake tan before you hit the shore, exfoliating is a must to avoid unsightly streaks.

We suggest:

Bubble T Moroccan Mint Tea Body Scrub, which is infused with nourishing essential oils to hydrate the skin and leave it smelling yummy.

 

Tip 2: Tint hint

If you can’t bear to go bare-lashed at the beach, get eyelashes tinted before you go. The tint should last between three to four weeks and will help to define your eyes without the need for makeup. Alternatively, make sure you invest in good-quality waterproof mascara with real staying power to survive the waves and humidity.

We suggest:

L’Oreal Paris Waterproof Voluminous Paradise Mascara for intense volume and length in smudge and flake free formula.

 

Tip 3: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Dehydration is the biggest beauty enemy on the beach. If you’re heading overseas, remember that flights can also be seriously drying. Take preventative action with a pre-holiday moisturising mask a few days before or on the flight if your travel companion can put up with the embarrassment.

You can also hydrate your skin from within by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. How much you need depends on what you’re doing and how hot it is, but aim for at least two litres a day. Watching what you drink is also important. Caffeine, found in tea, coffee and other drinks including energy drinks, speeds up dehydration.

We suggest:

Skin Republic Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Face Mask, delivering an intense shot of moisture and targeting fine lines.

Tip 4: Cover up skin

The number one rule for beach days is to cover up to help prevent premature ageing and keep skin healthy. That doesn’t mean foregoing your favourite bikini in favour of a set of overalls. Instead:

 - Use a specialist sun lotion with a minimum SPF of 30, or higher if your skin is fair. If it would take 10 minutes for your unprotected skin to burn, in theory, an SPF of 30 will give you 30 times longer in the sun (300 minutes / five hours). You need to apply your sun cream before you get to the beach and reapply it regularly throughout the day, especially after swimming even if you use a waterproof formula.

 - Sandy hands and applying sunscreen = ouch. Look for a sun lotion in a spray bottle for a no hassle application.

 - Choose a wide-brimmed hat to help shade the delicate skin on your nose from the sun’s rays.

 - Don’t forget sunglasses either, as strong sun can damage your eyes. Plus, who wants to spend the whole day squinting and making those fine lines around the eyes even more pronounced?

 

Tip 5: Don’t forget your hair

Sun, sea, and chlorine can all leave hair looking dull and frizzy. When you’re packing your sunscreen, don’t forget to include something to take care of your hair too. This is especially important if you highlight or dye your hair, and will help keep your colour looking vibrant for longer. You can also taker action at the end of the day. Use an intensive conditioning mask to help repair hair.

We suggest:

Bed Head Recovery Treatment Mask, designed to restore lustre to most hair types.

 

Don’t let frizzy hair and makeup worries spoil your fun in the sun. Step out in your new swimsuit in confidence with our beauty tips above. For more inspiration, take a look at our blog or shop now.