First things first, your skin needs to be in tip top condition before you expose it in that must have bikini, so start body brushing two weeks before you depart and apply a cellulite cream for streamlined thighs. Don’t forget to exfoliate as this step is key to ensuring your skin tone looks as peachy as possible.
Protecting yourself from harmful rays is one thing, but there are a few key tricks that will ensure you won’t be suffering from any sunburn or damage:
- Apply a gentle but active (preferably botanical based) serum before UV application.
- Follow with a light instant self tanner if you’re not planning on swimming.
- Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm to avoid the harsher rays.
The key to keeping your glow while minimizing the negative effects of the sun is to plump up those dehydrated cells. Ensure your skin gets the moisture it needs, with after sun care and a good whitening serum to mop up all the free radical damage. Slather on at least two layers of body cream after showering, as no matter how vigilant you’ve been the heat, sweat and sun will dry out your skin more than you think.