Head to Toe Tips for Your Winter Sun Holiday

It’s winter and time to prepare for the winter holiday! Here are a few tips and some of my favourite products to pamper yourself from head to toe.


Hair – Often suffers in the hot climates. Heat from the sun degrades the protective protein in hair, which can oxidize the hair colour to a brassy hue, leaving your once healthy locks l brittle with no shine. Not to mention the UV rays, follicle-frizzing humidity, and swimming pool chlorine and sea saltwater that do little to leave your hair looking its best.

A couple of sun hair care tips to keep your hair looking luscious and healthy are:

1) Wear a sun hat.
2) Before venturing outdoors in the heat of the day spray wet or dry hair with ‘PhytoPlage Protective Beach Hair Spray’
3) Leave a small amount of your conditioner on the ends of the hair.

Face – A favourite is ‘Coast to Coast Coastal Lightweight Moisture Lotion,’ this lotion ticks all the boxes. This lotion has it all, organic aloe and lavender, both known for their healing and curative properties, make this moisturizer ideal for sensitive skin as well has having a sunscreen and UV filters for extra skin protection.


Lashes – Holidays is the time to spoil yourself and invest in a set of semi-permanent lashes, your eyes always look fabulous when you wake up, when swimming in the pool, lying on the beach and lashes and guaranteed to enhance your day and night makeup. My tip here is make sure that you have a glue test before you have your lashes applied to make sure you are not allergic to the products.


Body Spray Tans – It’s always a great idea to tan before your holiday so your skin does not look too pasty during your first few days on the beach, do remember this does not make you tan faster in the sun and you will need to wear a good sun cream. My advice here is to really prepare your skin by starting the week before you go for your spray tan, to get the most from your spray tan exfoliate and moisturise with an oil free moisturiser twice a day. Get your tan sprayed two to three days before going on holiday!

nails140Hands – Even though a set of nails can be expensive I found that gels are the easiest option when it comes to keeping nails glossy and chip free throughout the duration of our holiday. That was of course until I discovered a great nail polish that works just as well it’s ‘BarryM Daylight Curing Nail Paint’. What’s brilliant is that there’s no need for a UV lamp as this polish amazingly transforms to a gel like finish in daylight, can be taken off with your regular remover, and you have a great choice of colours to choose from.

Feet – Truly deserve a little TLC this before heading to the sun. This is the ideal time to care and to transform your feet. After all there’s nothing worse than unkempt nails or hard cracked skin. A good pedicure is essential when wearing sandals.

Karen Loraine
The Makeup Box Studio
Horsham and Balcombe

Tel 01444 819381 or 07810 848208

Winner of the Southern Business Award

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