So you’ve arrived at your hotel, unpacked your bags, showered (and done a little jump for joy!). Now what?
Here are the essential beauty products needed to ensure you spend more of your time enjoying your South Pacific holiday and less time primping in front of the mirror.
Make a mental note to slather yourself in sunscreen EVERY morning, WITHOUT fail. Everyone knows that if your skin hasn’t seen the sun in a while…well, it’s going to burn! No one wants to look like a lobster and deal with peeling skin on a holiday.
Actinica Liposomal SPF50 is a great sunscreen for all skin types that also contains extra moisturising properties to help improve skin texture.
This is one of the best products you will take on holiday with you. As well as having sunscreen protection, CC creams hydrate, prime and smooth your skin with a semi-sheer coverage and work to Colour Correct the skin – uneven skin tones will be diminished and you’ll be skipping out the door in no time! Smashbox’s Camera Ready CC cream has an SPF of 30, demi-matte finish, smooth texture and buildable consistency, allowing you to achieve your desired coverage while still having a luminous glow.
Faux your glow with a little bronzer – key word being little! Choose a bronzer that’s 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin tone and dust over your face in a ‘3’ shape – forehead, cheekbones and jawline (all the spots where the sun would naturally hit your face).
Don’t forget to double-up your bronzer as an eyeshadow on your lids – the less products you have to pack the better! Nude by Nature’s Pressed Matte Mineral Bronzer is super lightweight and filled with natural ingredients like Vitamin E, Jojoba oil and Kakadu Plum, which is known for its high Vitamin C content.
When it comes to holiday hair, less (fuss) is definitely more. Let the products work for you so you can achieve effortless beachy waves in no time – look for something that protect your hair from the sun, won’t weigh it down and resists humidity (we all know what beach waves turned frizzy looks like, and it ain’t pretty). De Lorenzo Motion does all of that and more – it shields UV rays (also reducing colour fade), conditions ends and sets style with a light, airy mousse.
De Lorenzo Ocean Mist is also great for creating voluminous waves – just spray in your hair, scrunch and you’re out the door! Don’t forget to throw a brush in your beach bag to ensure your tresses are ready for any spontaneous plans. Tangle Teaser’s Aqua Splash has a patented brush that detangles and minimises breakage even when your hair is wet.
This is probably the best all-rounder product to take away with you, and it gets bonus points for smelling so good! Coconut oil liquifies at 24 degrees, so you can use it Use it as a hair treatment, a skin moisturiser, shaving cream substitute, cuticle oil or even makeup remover – the options are endless.
Fill little containers before you leave on your holiday and take it with you to the beach and use as a lip balm, or even mix with some sand while you’re there and give yourself a DIY body scrub. Try Coconut Revolution’s Organic Coconut Oil for 100% organic, cold-ressed virgin coconut oil.
What’s your favourite tip to look stunning on your beach holiday?
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