The holiday countdown can get a little fraught. Making lists, washing clothes and packing, with so much to do it’s easy to forget to make time for yourself. The beauty experts at Bella Spa have made holiday prep easy with this six-step guide to getting vacation ready.
Get skin soft and smooth by making exfoliation part of your shower routine. A few weeks before you go, treat your skin to the ESPA Exfoliating Body Scrub. This refreshing exfoliator is formulated to gently sweep away dry, rough skin while it cools and conditions. Refining apricot seed kernels gently exfoliate, spearmint essential oil cools and refreshes, while Aloe Vera hydrates, nourishes and conditions for an instantly revitalised, smoother finish. If you’ve got time then pop into Bella Spa for the Salt and Oil Scrub, which is a 25-minute body exfoliation treatment.
Get legs, bikini line and underarms hair-free with a professional waxing appointment. Make time a day or two before your departure and you’ll stay smooth for at least a fortnight. ‘A spa waxing appointment takes the hassle out of this chore,’ advises Hayley Fox of Bella Spa.
Make it last
Perfect toes are a vacation essential. Book Bella Spa’s Artistic Colour Gloss pedicure for a beautiful, high-gloss finish that lasts up to three times longer than traditional polish. Say goodbye to any fear of chipping, smudging or peeling and hello to a long-lasting finish.
Of course you can buy anything you need in most resorts but when it comes to sun protection it’s best to stick with familiar brands and not get caught out. An SPF of 30 or higher is advisable. From feather-light sprays to creamy lotions, find a formulation you like and remember to take plenty with you. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes or so before exposure and stay out of the sun in the middle of the day. UVA rays are ageing, UVB rays will burn, so check that your sun protection is ‘broad spectrum’ and stay safe in the sun.
Don’t leave your favourite skincare products behind, decant into mini bottles or save sachets and samples to take with you. ‘I always look for multi-tasking products,’ says Hayley. ‘For example, the ESPA 24 Hour Skin Saviour can be used to treat skin that’s dry or sunburned. I can use it as a lip balm, on rough patches or to soothe a skin irritation.’ Formulated with skin-softening Evening Primrose, Manuka Oil and Shea Butter, it can even be used to tame flyaway hair, smooth unruly brows or nourish cuticles.
Begin your holiday in the right way and kick-start the relaxation here in Guernsey. The Bella Spa is a little sanctuary of calm. Treat yourself to a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage before you leave and we promise you’ll feel relaxed and in the holiday mood.