It’s approaching my favourite time of year – Summer Holiday Time! I am off to the sunny Costa Blanca with some friends and cannot wait to relax in the sun for a week and do little else!  With just under two weeks to go I am preparing my body to be ‘bikini ready’ and stepping up my gym sessions and beauty regime in a last minute panic as usual!

Here’s a few of the products I will be packing in my suitcase and using in preparation:

1. Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion  As soon as I heard about this product, I was looking forward to trying it for myself.  This product has a unique triple action to help prepare, boost and prolong tanning before and after sun exposure. You start using it daily for a minimum of two weeks before sun exposure, then every evening after exposure (it doubles up as an aftersun). You then continue using it for several weeks after your holiday to help maintain your tan. Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion encourages the skin’s natural self-protection through advanced-performance melanin production activators. With its promise of a healthy looking, even and deeper colour which lasts longer, I have been applying this religiously everyday so far as any product which will help me achieve my perfect tan is a hero product for me! It glides on my skin easily with its lightweight formula and has a lovely refreshing scent that smells similar to most aftersun lotions so it straight away puts me in holiday mode!

2. Elemental Herbology Skin Drink Summer Body Hydrator. As well as using my Tan Accelerating Lotion I will also be using this product as an aftersun as it helps to optimise the life of your tan and helps protect against premature ageing. It contains anti-inflammatory aloe vera and cucumber which helps cool the skin after sun exposure, so will be great if I get burnt at all (as I usually do in odd bits I’ve forgotten to apply cream to!) Elemental Herbology is one of our new brands at Bath & Unwind and I am looking forward to trying one of their products for the first time.

3.  So that’s my skin sorted, next I will be packing my Joico K-Pak Take Home Repair Kit.  This kit is perfect for travel with its miniature sizes of my favourite Joico products.  It contains K-Pak Shampoo, K-Pak Conditioner, K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, and K-Pak Intense Hydrator.  It’s great the set includes two treatments as well as the shampoo and conditioner, as I will be able to give my hair an intensive treatment after a day in the sun, as sun can be damaging to your hair as well as your body.

I will let you know the verdict on my tan on my return and if my preparation paid off!

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