Winter Sun Seekers

When the days get cold and the chill in the air makes you want to bundle up, you might actually welcome the feeling of warm sunlight on your skin. You can also be tempted to ditch your usual hair removal regime, because you choose to wear full coverage clothes and stay home to avoid the wind, rain and plummeting temperatures.

But winter is the best time to give your skin the dose of sunlight that it wants – and deserves! You can travel to warmer, sunny climes, or hit a sleepy beach town or just go exploring a sunny city. We offer up some sunny holiday spots for you to maximise your winter break – and of course, some last-minute hair removal tips that ensure you have the perfect sun-kissed skin that you crave.

Beach Babe

If you would rather hit a beach on your winter holiday and soak up the surf and Sun, you would do no better than Miami. With its over eight miles of white sandy beaches and a thumping party scene, Miami also features some snazzy dressing style and impressive architecture. Your skin can soak up the sunshine on the beach, and you can let your hair down and party the night away at one of its innumerable clubs.

City Life

If you want to stick to the city or a hip town for your holiday, just pack your bags for Marrakech. This tourist spot is busy all year, with temperatures reaching around 60F in winter. You can go exploring the city with cool breezes and gentle sunshine for company. Plus, there is lots to see here, from bustling local markets, to dance bars and traditional Moroccan bathhouses. The weather is perfect for your gorgeous winter woollies.

Rest and Relaxation

The rigours of city life can take the vivacity out of you. Put the roses back in your cheeks with some much needed R&R at Barbados. This fun tourist spot features a spate of private holiday clubs and spas, with the chance to explore the town on foot amidst delicious food and friendly locals. Barbados has several colonial buildings turned into resorts that are equipped to meet the demands of the modern tourist, from offering great food, spas, and private swimming pools. Revel in its beaches, have a tipple at their famous drinking houses or take a siesta in a hammock!

Prepping is Essential

It is essential to remove unwanted body hair before your vacation. We recommend that you prep the skin beforehand and leave a 24-hour window between removing body hair and going swimming, sunbathing, exercising, etc. The skin is quite dry and sensitive in winter, so it needs extra pampering. You could use a warm wax such as Veet Spawax, even on your delicate bikini area and underarms, for a long term hair removal solution.

Waxing can keep the hair away for up to four weeks, so you don’t need frequent touch-ups. It is better to get your skin waxed a few days before you actually depart on your holiday, so that the skin can ‘rest’ for a few days before you expose it to sunlight and waves. Start by exfoliating the skin in a hot shower – this washes away dead skin and makes it easier for the wax to adhere to the hair. Plus, the warm water opens up the pores and makes the hair easier to remove.

Veet Spawax can be heated in about 30 minutes, by which time you do a quick pedicure. Apply the warm wax on the cleansed skin and apply the wax strip over it. Now pull away against the direction of hair growth. Repeat to remove any straggly, stubborn hair. Once you are done, apply moisturiser on the skin to soothe it and replace lost hydration. Moisturise your skin every day till you leave and notice how your skin glows in the sunlight! Oh, but do keep a pair of tweezers in your make-up kit: you can pluck any leftovers and ensure a smooth finish.

We hope you’ve already booked yourself into a cosy winter destination. Or maybe it’s time to get out your summer dresses and hit a sunny spot!