I am off to Turkey for some much-needed sun on Sunday (5 sleeps to go!!) and in order to get my body in the best condition possible I've been using the following products:
Bio Oil - a classic but so good for making your skin look and feel amazing. It sinks in quickly, even helps with stretch marks so I've been applying it all over but mostly concentrating on my 'love handle' stretch marks which are usually hidden away. I've been putting this on every evening and definitely noticed a change in how soft and smooth my skin is.
Adonia Legtone - I'm a pear shape so my problem areas are my hips and thighs. I've been running but to help tone even further I've given Adonia Legtone a go which you put on morning and evening. It works in 9 minutes to firm and tone your problem areas.
I'm always slightly dubious about cellulite creams but my thighs don't seem so dimply. I've been using this for a couple of weeks now. The results may just be due to the added moisture this provides but it's a really nice cream that sinks straight in so you're not waiting around to get dressed. It's on my bedside table so I don't forget!
Germaine de Capuccini Tan Activator - I have quite fair skin but I do tan...after a while! As I'm only away for a week I need to make sure my skin starts tanning immediately! I've used Germaine de Capuccini Tan Activator for holidays before and I really love it. It is quite expensive (around £38 depending where you buy it) but I notice a real difference if I don't use it.
You put it on morning and evening 2 days before you go away and it prepares your skin by raising the melanin in your skin up to the surface so as soon as the sun hits you on your sunbed your skin starts to turn golden. If you want to maximise the tanning time you have on holiday I really recommend this.
Finally I've been exfoliating both face and body to get my skin in the very best condition. Looking forward to a proper Turkish bath though on my first day to get rid of all dead skin cells and achieve the most even gorgeous tan!!
What are your pre-holiday essentials?