When you're heading abroad on holiday it can be difficult to decide what to pack from your make-up bag, between wanting to go make-up free and having your favourite beauty products with you for a night out. Luckily, Hairtrade.com have shared some easy hair and make-up hacks with us that could not only save you precious suitcase space, but could also revolutionise your holiday make-up routine…
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There are easy holiday make-up hacks to save you time and suitcase space
Bronze your sun cream
We all want glowing skin that shimmers on the beach but you don’t have to wait until the end of your holiday to add a bit of colour to your complexion. Simply mix a spot of bronzer or sparkly eyeshadow into a heap of your lotion to get a gorgeous shimmering effect when sunbathing.
Cool sunburn with teabags
Soak several black tea bags in cool water and after the water has darkened, lay the wet tea bags on to the burned skin for around 20 minutes. This will help remove the heat, pain and sting while also giving a warm glow to the skin.
Use deodorant to stop blisters
Packing your new sandals to take on holiday always seems like a good idea but there's nothing worse when the dreaded blisters set in. Avoid shoe pains by rubbing your ankles and toes with deodorant first - this will stop any moisture from collecting and prevent friction.
Mix your bronzer with suncream for a shimmering finish
Try using apple cider vinegar to maintain hair colour
Sun, seawater and chlorine can all damage your hair during a getaway, and can sometimes affect or even change your hair colour. Extend the life of your dye job by lightly spritzing apple cider vinegar over your hair – this will help the colour set in for longer.
Switch dry shampoo for baby powder
This makes for a great alternative to dry shampoo – just add a light dusting and rub into the roots.
Use the baby powder as a sand repellent
Sprinkle on your legs, arms and body before heading to the beach and you’ll be able to wipe of all sand instantly with ease.
Use tea bags in cool water to soothe sunburn
Dip your razor in olive oil
Shaving with an old and rusty razor can cause unsightly rashes as well as the chance of infection. Help keep your trusty razor alive for longer by coating it in olive oil before jetting abroad and storing it outside of the shower.
Try lemon juice to highlight hair
The sun can naturally lighten your hair, especially if you're already rocking highlights, but if you really want to boost up the blonde then run lemon juice through your hair before sunbathing. The citric acid in the juice opens your cuticles, making your hair more susceptible to the sun's rays.
Scrunch hair with seawater
Beach boho waves remain a firm summer hair trend, but there's no need to pack a bottle of luxury salt spray – seawater can create the same effect. After getting your hair wet, scrunch in sections with your hands and then let it hang loose to create flawless waves.
Use sand as exfoliator
Sand is a natural exfoliator and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth after a day on the beach. When dipping your toes, just rub into your body before rinsing, exactly like you would with an exfoliator at home.
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