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Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!
Today I am very happy to have another guest on my blog. Today’s guest is Johanna Cider, she’s from New Zealand (how cool?) and she is passionate about beauty, travel and lifestyle. When she needs to escape the noise and chaos of city life, she’ll take a drive along one of New Zealand’s beautiful coastlines or spend a day relaxing at the beach. You can find more of Johanna’s work right here.
Johanna will be sharing her beauty essentials for a tropical vacation. The timing is perfect since it’s just the beginning of July, so a lot of you guys will probably soon go on holiday! I would love to know where you guys are going, so please comment below where you’re travelling to😊
I really hope you will enjoy Johanna’s post, please show her some love in the comments! So without further ado, happy reading!
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Take care getting there
Before you can start to enjoy your tropical vacation, you need to get there. I find that the recycled air in the plane really dries out my skin, so I always carry a little tube of a high-quality moisturiser and a good lip balm with me. On a long flight, I like to drink plenty of water and keep off the alcohol. That way I arrive looking good even my makeup has been on for 24-hours!
Even if you, like myself, are unaccustomed to being seen out without makeup, this could be a great opportunity to give your skin a break from your usual routine. Whether you are planning to spend your tropical vacation on a beach in Costa Rica, or scuba diving in Samoa, take the opportunity to pamper your skin without using makeup. I just think, well, nobody knows me here, so what the heck! I would suggest not using any kind of foundation or powder on your face so that your skin can breathe freely.
In a hot tropical climate, heavy make-up can literally melt and end up running down your face. Not only that it can block up your pores. If I have some blemishes that I feel I really have to cover, I use a water-based concealer that just brushes on where needed. On holiday I just want to feel the gentle caress of the sun on my skin and get a soft natural-looking tan. If you really aren’t ready to bare it all, I would suggest just minimal makeup – perhaps a touch of waterproof mascara and a hint of shiny lip conditioner.
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Pamper your skin
I love lounging in the sun as much as the next girl, but it’s well known that extended, unprotected sun exposure can cause serious damage to your skin and even cancer. Before leaving home, I always buy or bring a high-protection sunscreen which suits my skin. Don’t wait to buy sunscreen until you reach your destination, as I have discovered that in most tropical countries the available range of sun-care products is not nearly as good as at home. Some products claim to be waterproof, but I have found that it is best to reapply after bathing.
Even when you are wearing sunscreen, avoid lengthy sun exposure, especially between 10 am and 2 pm. During this time of the day, I prefer to enjoy a lazy lunch and to relax in a hammock in the shade of palm trees. After you go sunning and bathing, take a cool shower and apply some after-sun body oil sparingly. With the high humidity in the Tropics, I find that my skin does not absorb so much oil as it does at home.
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Care for your hair
While I love the sea, sand, sun, and salty wind – my hair does not! I use a mild shampoo as I will be washing my hair more than usual. I find that Argan oil in a spray is wonderful for untangling holiday hair and restoring a healthy shine.
And there you go, that was Johanna’s beauty essentials for a tropical vacation! I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, please show her some love in the comments below😊
Thank you so much for reading, I wish you a very nice day/night and I will talk to you in my next blog post!
All the love,
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