For most women, half of the fun of going on holiday is getting ready. In the build-up, we make sure we have plenty of time to get a pedicure and ensure we have a deep, golden skin tone before we hit the beach. However, if you get your beauty treatments in the wrong order, you could end up with results you weren’t expecting, and we don’t mean in a good way. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the order you should get your beauty treatments in…
Ensure you have ample recovery time – If you are someone who gets lip fillers, you will need to book the procedure at least two weeks before you go away. Most lip filler treatments have a recovery phase of two weeks. For any other type of procedure from a cosmetic surgeon, make sure you check out the recovery times before booking.
Get a smoothing blow dry prior to colouring your hair – Are you planning on colouring your hair before you jet off? If so, opt for a *Nano Keratin blow dry before you go away. This is a natural-based treatment that adds overall shine, eliminating frizz, and smoothing down the hair cuticles.
Get your hair coloured way in advance – Of course, you want to hit the beach with a fresh hair do, but you do need to give the colour some time to settle. Don’t have any hair colour done immediately before you go away; you need to leave it at least a week.
Get your brows and lashes tinted a few days before you fly – If it is your first time having your lashes and brows tinted, or you are trying a new type of dye-related treatment, you should have a patch test beforehand. This will ensure you do not have a nasty reaction to the treatment. If you are in the all clear, book an appointment several days before you leave for your vacation. This ensures that any excess colour around your lashes settles and any excess dye from your brows fades away.
Wax before getting a spray tan – A lot of people prefer to get a spray tan before they go on holiday, as they don’t like the thought of being pasty on the beach. If this applies to you, make sure you use a good body scrub to exfoliate first, as this will eliminate any dead skin cells. Once you have done this, book in your waxing appointment. If you don’t, you will risk your tan coming off with your hair. You may find that you have some very strange tan lines, as the wax grabs the top layers of the skin. The best thing to do is book your waxing appointment a couple of days before your spray tan. Make sure there is at least a 24-hour difference so that you don’t risk the spray tan causing irritation to your post-wax skin.
Get a manicure and pedicure close to your departure – Ensure your polish is as fresh as a daisy before you go away. If you get your pedicure and manicure way in advance, you risk your nails getting chipped or being ready for a top-up while you are abroad.