Red7 , September 6, 2013
Sun, sea, sand, sipping cocktails, boat parties, posing in your new bikinis and exploring in the sunshine, staying up until dawn, and repeat. We all get excited about our summer holidays, and spend weeks prepping for that all important reveal on the sun loungers. However, not a lot of us think about how all that fun in the sun and partying affects our bodies once we’re there, and with more and more hen parties choosing to celebrate abroad, it’s about time we offered some advice on how to keep yourselves in tip top shape and glowing, no matter how much you’re making the most of your new exotic playground! Just in case you fancied making your suitcases a little heavier…
Your skin is often the first give away that you’ve been partying too hard, especially on holiday with the drying effects of the sun – sunbathing may help your hangover, but certainly not your skin! We recommend building up a healthy fake glow before you jet off with the girls, and maintaining it with a gradual tanner. It’s St Tropez all the way, as the most natural looking colour on the market. Exfoliating and moisturising is also so important when you’re spending all day on the beach. Origins Smoothing Salt Scrub provides a natural buff, and smells incredible. For deep moisturising, nothing beats Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Lotion. Top it all off with Benefit ‘Take a picture…It lasts longer,’ a shimmering body balm that makes skin glimmer on a night out without having to apply lots of heavy bronzer in the heat.
Hide tired eyes from a night of partying and the dulling effects of alcohol with these wonder holiday facial products. Clinique Airbrush Concealer is worth every penny, and can cover even the worst hen party under eye culprits. L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Fatigue is light enough to use in the heat and matches your natural skin tone. Finally, we need a drum roll for this next product… Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights Blush combines 5 different shimmering colours to give the cheeks a dazzling pick me up.
It goes without saying that sunscreen is a must on holiday. However, we assumed that any hen party abroad would like to inject a little extra luxury into their beach bags, and found this Guerlain Terracotta Sun Cream with instant tanning booster and a sexy shimmer.
So you’ve got skincare and sun damage control covered, but what about styling it out on the beach? Luckily, summer holiday trends are all about natural hair. Give your locks a spritz of Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave In Conditioner and leave your hair to do it’s natural thing. Braids are big this summer too, so keep your hair off your face with a messy fishtail plait.
As for makeup, this summer holiday trend is all about colour pops – coloured liquid eye-liners and bright, bold mascaras. This mascara, Maybelline Colour Shock Mascara in Electric blue is guaranteed to cause a stir among the sun loungers.
If you’re looking for inspiration on hen parties abroad for a winter getaway or planning ahead for summer 2014, take a look here at where we can send you and the girls – www.redsevenleisure.co.uk/hen-weekends/abroad/