The days are shorter, the air is colder and the weather is truly frightful. If you’ve had enough of the dismal British winter then you might be considering heading off on a winter sun break to get away from it all. It’s a long time until summer, and a break at this highly stressful time could be just what the doctor ordered. Once you’ve booked your holiday you’re ready to start preparing and getting excited, but months of jeans and jumpers have probably stopped you looking after yourself as well as you would normally. Here are some key things to do to get you ready to hit the beach.
Winter is particularly harsh on your skin. Constantly drying it out and causing it to crack before flooding your face with oils to try and compensate does parched skin no favours. In fact, this can leave you with annoyingly itchy dry skin all over your body, and a face that is prone to break outs and cracked areas. Before you can flash your flesh you need to fix this situation and get your skin back to its former glory. Scrub and soak off any dead skin before treating your body to an indulgent moisturising sesh. Put extra on knees and elbows, as well as on shins and arms, which tend to dry out quickest.
Once you have silky soft moisturised skin you need to think about de-fuzzing yourself. It is tempting in the winter to shave and wax less, as for the majority of the time you are covered up. A bikini hides nothing though, so regardless of the temperature at home, it’s time to start waxing, shaving, epilating and plucking from the eyebrows down. Waxing is probably the best option, as despite the discomfort, the results last and are probably worth the pain.
The thought of getting your legs and stomach out may fill you with dread by the time December rolls around. The sun kissed glow you had in August has long since faded, and warm comforting dinners have started to catch up with your waistline. The solution? Fake it. Grab a tinted moisturiser and apply liberally each day before you go away, or just cheat entirely and go for a spray tan. A bit of colour, fake or otherwise, will make you appear slimmer and will not be quite so in your face as pasty white skin when you’re laid on the beach.
Now you are preened to perfection it’s time to make sure everyone has noticed the effort you’ve gone to, and how fabulous you look. The right bikini can do wonders for your figure and for your body confidence. Choose a style that draws attention to your best bits and minimises any trouble zones. There are some fab George bikinis at ASDA with great designs ideal for beach wear, and as they are so inexpensive you could take a few pairs away with you.
Winter sun holidays are fantastic if you fancy a break from the real world and a dose of sun, sea and sand. Having a pamper session before you go adds to the whole relaxation experience and will help you on your way to feeling refreshed and gorgeous when you return.