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Getaway Beauty Essentials for summer sun!

Published on 12th May 2017

From must-have sun protection to waterproof mascara for those lazy pool days, we’re bringing you our favourite holiday beauty essentials. Get the low down on everything you need to pack for your summer getaway.

First thing’s first, it’s important to pack some SPF when you’re heading off to the sun. Even slight exposure to UV rays can cause damage to your skin which leads to accelerated ageing. Most of us forget that we need to use an SPF every day, even at home here in Ireland! Remember, it doesn’t have to be sunny for UV to affect your skin. Think of it as light protection, not just sun protection.

With this in mind, make sure you stock up on some sun protection in advance of your trip. Head to Boots and get some sunscreen to suit you. Whether you want to go for a full-on high factor 50 or something more lightweight, there are multiple options. We love using Soltan’s One Face 8-hour sun protection. Keeping a little tube in your bag while you’re out and about makes it easy to reapply throughout those sizzling afternoons. Keep things easy with dry sprays instead of traditional creamy lotions. These quick drying formulas mean you can spray, apply and go without feeling sticky.

If you’d love to turn up on a sunny beach fresh from the flight with a tan, check out the great choice of fake tans. Avoid the temptation of going on a sunbed as this too can be damaging to your skin. Fake it ‘til you make it! Everyone is raving about Bondi Sands products but there are plenty of options for you to get that glow before take-off. Make sure your skin is exfoliated before applying and go light with the application at first. If the colour develops and you’d like to deepen it, add another layer. Applying in stages will help keep your tan natural looking. Try out some natural tanning tablets from Holland & Barrett for an added boost two weeks before you head to the sun. Made with copper extracts, they’ll help to colour your skin before you hit the beach.

Most of us don’t like to wear heavy makeup when on a sun holiday. The feeling of having your skin covered in a hot climate isn’t always so pleasant. Use a simple BB cream to even out your skin tone, cover blemishes and add that glow. Waterproof mascara will help define and widen the eyes and finish off your simple holiday beauty look.

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