How To Look After Your Hair Whilst On Holiday…

Looking after our hair whilst on holiday is just as important as looking after our skin. We can often forget when applying suncream, that our hair and scalp needs the same protection. Therefore this month, I wanted to share with you 5 hair products you’ll want to take on your Summer getaway…

Wella Sun Hair & Body Shampoo…

This product helps to remove impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture. It will leave your hair and skin feeling invigorated.  It’s a great space saver too, as there is no need to take a separate shower gel.

Wella Sun Express Conditioner…

After shampooing your hair, towel dry and apply Wella Sun Express Conditioner. By applying a small amount to the mid lengths and ends, this will help to replenish any lost moisture. For a more intensive treatment, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Wella Sun Protection Spray…

Apply to hair and scalp this before going out in the sun. It’s unique formula helps protect against UV rays, whilst its vitamin complex helps to restore moisture.

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Wonder Balm…

This not only smells divine, it will provide instant deep nourishment for smoothness, manageability and movement. Simply apply to damp hair on mid lengths and ends and style as usual, without rinsing out.

Ocean Spritz…

Depending on the destination and humidity levels, styling our hair on holiday can be sometimes be a challenge. You may find it easier to embrace a beach waved look or a more textured look for shorter styles. Ocean Spritz is perfect for this, it’s a natural mineral salt spray that helps protect hair against dehydration and UV damage. Spray into dry or slightly damp hair, then scrunch or shape your beach style using your fingers.

If you would like any additional information about any of these products or some styling tips, feel free to pop over to my Facebook page, I would love to hear from you. In the meantime, wherever you are jetting off to this Summer, I hope you have a well deserved, relaxing break!

Love,

Nina x

July Blog: Is Your Tan Really Worth It?

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We all love a holiday and the feeling of just being able to “get away” from it all. There is no better feeling than sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin. Therefore this month, I wanted to share some things you can do to keep your skin looking at its best this Summer.

I am sure that we have all seen people on holiday, applying their tanning oil and practically cooking themselves in the midday sun, just to get that all important tan. However, with skin cancer figures increasing each year, is it all really worth it? Damage to our skin caused by the sun is often irreversible, leaving us looking older than we are, and who wants that? (As women, we spend a fortune each year on beauty creams, lotions and potions to give us the appearance of younger looking skin!) 

It’s no secret how passionate I am about spray tanning and the benefits it gives, but this is so much more than that. You can still have that “ultimate tan” you dream of,  but in a completely safe and streak free way. Plus, with the good old British Summer, we can never be sure if the sun will make an appearance from one day to the next.

I am proud to work with the market leaders in tanning, Sienna X. The solutions they create offer a shade to suit every skin tone, with no streaks and definitely no “Orange.” So, my question is, can we really afford not to fake it?

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The only thing a spray tan won’t give you, is skin cancer and premature ageing! For me, that’s a win,win! I can still have the appearance of looking beautifully tanned, but without any of the risk! Here are some other handy tips and tricks to keep you safe in the sun….

It is recommend that sunscreen should be applied at least half an hour before going out in the sun and for ultimate coverage, look for SPF25 and upwards. This will protect against the UVA and UVB rays. The UVA rays are those which penetrate the deeper layer of the skin and the UVB rays are those that cause the superficial layers of the skin.

Taking time out of the sun is so important, especially when it’s at it’s highest point. A good tip to remember is pay attention to your shadow. If your shadow is shorter than you are, then take a rest and find some shade.

Wearing a sarong and a hat will work wonders for giving you a break from the midday sun and ensure that you regularly re-apply your sunscreen throughout the day.

We all know how much better we feel with a tan, it’s all part of the appeal of going on holiday. If this has resonated with you, I would love for you to leave a comment for me below. Maybe you’ve never tried a spray tan and this has made you think differently about them? Or maybe you are someone who just couldn’t leave home without your tanning oil and low factor sunscreen, but all I ask is that you ask yourself this question; Is your tan really worth it?….

Love,

Nina x

July Blog: 7 Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun…

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We know how good the sun makes us feel, brighter,happier and generally healthier. However we need to make sure we look after ourselves whilst we are in it. Here are my 7 ways you can stay safe in the sun.

Use the right Sunscreen

For the ultimate coverage, look for SPF25 and upwards. This will protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are those that penetrate the deeper layer of the skin which leads to premature ageing and suppression of the immune system. UVB Rays cause the superficial layers of the skin to become red and sunburnt.

Cover Up

I’m not suggesting for a second that you want to cover yourself from head to toe, however loose clothing and a hat will work wonders for giving you a break from the midday sun. There are some beautiful sarongs and hats at Next and other high street stores.

Take time out

Taking time out of the sun will be something your skin will thank you for. The hottest hours of the sun can vary from country to country so always pay attention to your shadow. If your shadow is shorter than you are, then it’s time to take a rest from the sun.

Be comfortable in your own skin

If your skin feels like it’s starting to burn, then head for some shade and re-apply your sunscreen. It’s recommended that sunscreen should be applied at least half an hour before exposing your skin to sun and if you are covering your whole body, the equivalent of  two tablespoonfuls should be applied.

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Always apply enough sunscreen and be over generous, re-applying at regular points throughout the day.

Keep your little ones safe

Babies and young children have very fragile and delicate skin which can burn really easily. Studies have shown that sunburn in younger years can increase the risk of skin cancer in later years, so  by teaching them to apply sunscreen and wearing a hat when they are young, can reduce risks when they are older.

Be Safe and go faux

We all know that tanned skin makes us look great and feel amazing, but you can avoid all the damage that can be caused by the sun and treat you and your skin to a spray tan. You’ll avoid all the peeling, looking like a lobster and the pain that can be caused by over exposure to the sun. A spray tan gives you the gorgeous glow we all love but without those added extras of premature ageing and skin cancer.

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So wherever you are heading off this year on your holidays, be safe in the sun.

Love

Nina x