Hair Removal : Winter Sun Seekers

In the cold months of winter, it’s sometimes easy to forget the feeling of sun on your skin. Between wind, rain, and dropping temperatures, it can be tempting to stay in hibernation mode, which we all know can sometimes interrupt your hair-removal routine.

However, if you’re up for adventure, winter can be a great time of year to get that little fix of sun that your body craves! Whether you like exploring a bustling city, sunning it up on the beach, or giving yourself some well-deserved rest and relaxation, there’s bound to be destination that hits the spot. Here are a few popular spots for winter sun seekers, and of course, some last minute hair removal tips that should have you glowing before you even take off.

Beach Babe

If your priority on holiday is to hit the waves and soak up the sun on the sands, then Miami could be a great spot for you to visit. Adorned with eight and a half miles of white sand beach, the city is known for its hip party scene, immaculate style and architecture, and beaches that will have you hearing your name in the waves. Miami not only offers you the perfect chance to reacquaint with that sunshine you’ve been sorely missing, but it’s vivacious night-life means you can flaunt your smooth skin and your dance moves well into the night!

City Life

If you’re the type to get restless after a couple of hours on the beach, a short city break might be a better choice for you. Marrakech is bustling tourist destination, year-round, with blissful temperatures of reaching around 15oC in the winter months[1], perfect for exploring this meandering city without working up too much of a sweat[2]. You’ll find plenty of outings to keep you busy, between exploring the city’s colourful markets, trying your best Berber dance moves, or getting scrubbed from head to toe at a traditional Moroccan bathhouse.[3] The seasonal weather is the perfect chance to shed that winter coat and boots. Although a modest dress-code is generally followed throughout the city, you can still rock a summer dress while covering shoulders and knees.[4]

Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes all we really need is to put up our feet, listen to the music of the sea, and get lost in a good book. For the seeker of peace and privacy, Barbados is renowned for its selection of private holiday clubs and spas offering you the chance to have the winter-sun break of your dreams while hardly lifting a finger.[5] Many of the island’s historical Colonial buildings have been converted into small secluded resorts, some with their own top quality restaurants, full spa services, and private pools![6] In a short journey you can check out one of the island’s world-famous beaches, or dare to dapple in one of the local rum shacks... or you could simply kick back in the comfort of your very own hammock!

Prepping is Essential

As with all hair removal methods, we recommend that you leave at least 24 hours before partaking in swimming or sunbathing, so planning ahead is the best approach. Breaking out winter hibernation may mean that your skin could do with a little extra love and care before you get away. We recommend a warm wax, such as Veet Spawax, which can even be used on your delicate bikini line.

Waxing can give you smooth results of up to four weeks[7], so this way you won’t have to worry about any touch-ups while you’re away![8] You may be worrying what to pack, but give yourself the time to do your wax a few days before you travel. Start by giving yourself a good scrub in a hot shower. The exfoliation can help to wash away any dead skin, making it easier for the wax to grab each hair firmly, and the warm water can help to open up your pores, allowing for an easier release of the follicle.[9] Always remember to do a patch test 24 hours before on the desired area of skin before you apply the wax fully too!

The Spawax takes about 30 minutes to heat up - giving you time for a quick pedicure. Once ready, glide the warm wax over the desired area before pulling away against the direction of growth. Repeat as needed as you watch your smooth skin start to glow again. After your wax, it can be good to apply some moisturiser to alleviate any redness. Keep up the moisturising routine and you’ll be dazzling by the time your flight takes off. One last tip: It’s good to pop a pair of tweezers in your cosmetics case (in a bag to go in the aeroplane hold), for any niggling hairs leftover!

We hope we’ve inspired you to break the winter habits this year. Perhaps it’s time to shake out that summer wardrobe and hunt down a flight to your favourite sunny spot!

 

[2] http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g293734-s208/Marrakech:Morocco:Weather.And.When.To.Go.html

[3] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/morocco/marrakesh/35690/Marrakech-city-break-guide.html

[4] http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/africa/morocco/culture-etiquette/

[5] http://www.lonelyplanet.com/barbados/travel-tips-and-articles/76463

[6]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/9821604/Winter-destinations-with-guaranteed-sunshine.html

[8] http://www.veet.co.uk/products/warm-wax/spawax/veet-spawax-stripless-wax-warming-kit/

[9] http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-Your-Skin-for-Waxing