Summer is in full swing and that means we're ready to hit the beach! Just as important as taking along your SPF and waterproof mascara is the pre-travel routine to get your body beach ready. No diet or exercise required! Here is how I get glowing, smooth skin for Summer vacation!
Keep Reading for my Beach Ready Routine with Sally Hansen!
The week before vacation I like to amp up the exfoliation. Using a body exfoliator in the shower will slough away dead skin and reveal smoother, softer skin. Making your own scrub is super easy! Just mix up coconut oil, salt or sugar, and a drop or two of your favorite essential oil. Exfoliating is a must before de-fuzzing or applying a self-tanner. Dead skin cells can build up and block the follicles, causing ingrown hairs. Exfoliate a day or two before hair removal for best results. I also like to go the extra step and dry brush nightly.
Sally Hansen has you covered when it comes to prepping for swimsuits and cute Summer dresses. The Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Body is everything you need to easily remove unwanted hair. Get silky smooth skin and be hair-free for up to 8 weeks! This wax kit easily removes unwanted hair and is pretty painless too. It works on short hair and helps reduce the appearance of hair regrowth.
I like to wax before vacation because it is so much more long-lasting than shaving. The smooth results last up to 8 weeks so you won't have to spend any precious vacation time with razor in hand.
The pre-cut wax strips make application easy with no mess and no microwave. Simply rub the strips between your hands to warm them up, apply to skin, and remove the hair. Get hair free, be care free! Feel confident and sexy!
Post-treatment I apply Sally Hansen Zero Bumps Bikini Spray. This spray is wonderful if you have sensitive skin. The soothing formula eliminates any irritation or bumps from hair removal.
With Aloe and Orange Flower it hydrates the skin and the vanilla scent smells so lovely. Regular use helps prevent in-grown hairs and helps keep your skin smooth and soft. I also like to use this on my legs and under arms, it works great after shaving too!
Nothing says beach vacation like a faux glow. We all know sun-exposure is a no-no and I have never had much success with self tanning. I found an excellent alternative to becoming a glowing goddess with Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. This spray on, water resistant skin perfecting leg makeup stays fresh and natural looking all day. Enriched with vitamin K, it covers and helps fade freckles, veins and imperfections. It leaves your skin with a gorgeous hint of shimmering color with out the streaky mess of self-tanner.
Go the extra mile with a full mani/pedi before vacation. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is awesome because it's an all-in-one polish with up to 10 days of wear. While Hard As Nails gives nails a smooth, chip-resistant surface. Longer, stronger, harder nails are exactly what you want when exposing your nails to the rough and tough beach elements.
Apply a bold bright fuchsia or aquatic jade green and you are ready for sun, sand, and sea!
I picked up my Sally Hansen products at my local Walmart. Look for them in the personal care aisles.
Be sure to check out these helpful how-to videos from Sally Hansen before your next beach vacation. Do you switch to waxing over shaving for your Summer beauty routine? Let me know!