Prepping for a trip is a lot of work! Not only do you have to pack, but sometimes you have to fit in some essential beauty treatments before you leave. I have 3 must-do services before I go away. It seems like a lot, but I always feel so much better when I do it!
I have started to do monthly facials which I feel have helped tremendously with my skin. I go to Nikki at Bare MedSpa in Park Place. I have very sensitive skin, and have had some bad experiences in the past with products and facials. She is the first aesthetician who really took the time to understand my skin. She has great knowledge of products and what works for different skin types.
To get to understand my skin, she has done a different facial each month, but I recently did the hydra facial before my Los Angeles trip. It hydrates and exfoliates which makes your skin just glow! I also feel like my makeup goes on much smoother after a facial. It will also help you get you hydrated before getting on an airplane which can really dry out your skin.
I have recently been going to Hoopla for my spray tans. I love Bobbi at their Fairway location. She is REALLY good and she gives a perfect, even tan. And whatever formula they use lasts for a good 8 days if not longer. It doesn’t smell quite as bad as some spray tans I have done, and it doesn’t rub off on your clothes. Here is a before and after pic:
I typically have her do 2 coats on my body, and 1 1/2 on my face. I always do it a day or even two before my trip. I spray in the afternoon and don’t shower it off until the next day. I think this is the key to keeping it darker longer. I can’t tell you how much better you feel with just a bit of color! And it’s a safe way to “tan”.
Lastly is a pedicure. I will not trust my toes to anyone but Hoopla. They are the cleanest place in town! I also love their “jelly pedi” which is an add on to their signature Hoopla Pedi. You can choose from 3 aromatherapy scents (I prefer the eucalyptus seen in the pic below), and it gives your toes a boost of hydration and softness. It feels like you are dipping your feet in a warm mud bath; but better. Amber at the fairway location is my girl!!! I have been going to her for years.
Glowing Face, Sun Kissed Skin and Pretty toes; what more could you ask for?!