Smooth, soft, beach-ready skin probably hasn’t been top of your list of priorities over the last number of months. With a largely cold and miserable spring behind us, and only mere hints that summer has arrived, you would be forgiven for not daring to bare just yet.
If you haven’t kept up your preening routines throughout the cooler months, there’s no need to panic just yet. We’ve come up with a four-week holiday preparation plan to get your holiday body looking beach-ready, the natural beauty way!
4 weeks to go
A month before you jet off concentrate on shifting the cellulite, that has been lurking on your thighs and bum. The VOYA Cellulite Massager is designed specifically for breaking down the fatty deposits causing your orange peel skin. If you’re using it daily on problem areas, you should notice a huge improvement in your skin texture by the time you’re donning that bikini.
3 weeks to go
Once you’ve put in the groundwork on your cellulite, it’s time to rid your body of dead cells, to take your skin from dull and listless, to glowing. Dry body brushing won’t offer you instant gratification, but it does promise to massively improve your circulation. Over a couple of weeks, this gives you much firmer skin. Use the VOYA Exfoliating Body Brush in upwards strokes towards the heart every other day for best results.
Flaking skin is the last thing you want as you pull on that cute sleeveless shift dress, so follow your body brushing up with our Time To Shine Body Buff to exfoliate away your rough edges. Use it in gentle circular motions and pay particular attention to really dry areas, like your elbows, heels and knees.
2 weeks to go
You deserve some pre-holiday pampering, to ease you into the holiday mindset! Take an hour out of your day and treat yourself to a seaweed bath at your local spa. It’s more luxurious than it sounds, and seaweed is known to work wonders on cellulite! Organic seaweed contains a tonne of vitamins and amino acids, and it draws in mineral elements from the sea. These detoxifying components will leave your skin feeling renewed and rejuvenated.
If you can’t make it to a spa, we’ve got you covered with our tips on recreating the seaweed bath experience at home. Make sure to lock in all the benefits of the bath with a rich moisturiser, like VOYA Softly Does It. Named Image Magazine’s Best Body Cream 2010, the mix of essential oils and seaweed extracts ensures a deep moisturising experience that will leave your skin silky smooth.
1 week to go
With a week to go, you should sort out any hair removal you need to. Freshly waxed skin is extremely sensitive to the sun, so to strike a balance between healthy tanning and avoiding too much re-growth, getting this out of the way at least three days before you head off is optimal.
Salt strips your hair of moisture, leaving it dry and brittle, so treat it kindly before you go. Nab the VOYA Hair Gift Set, which includes the Silky by Nature Shampoo and Forget Me Knot conditioner. Both of these are naturally formulated to offer really nourishing treatments, giving you shiny, silky results.
Take advantage of Dublin Airport’s ‘Buy Before You Fly’ service by nabbing your holiday essentials online and picking them up at the airport. If you’re flying with Aer Lingus, they’ve teamed up with us to come up with a VOYA Travel Set, containing all the body and hair essentials you’ll need while you’re away.
And don’t forget just before you take off to smooth a thin layer of VOYA Me Time moisturiser, on your face. Low humidity in the cabin leaves your skin dry and tight; so don’t let it ruin all the hard work you’ve put into getting your skin glowing, before you even land!