It’s that time of year again; when you wonder how on earth it came to be November so quickly and start frantically making Christmas lists so you don’t awkwardly forget to buy something for your favourite Aunty like you did last year… all the while frantically trying to keep up with all the social events filling up your calendar!
Whether you’re a Grinch or the type to start playing Michael Buble the second November starts, it’s important to be prepared both physically and mentally for the various silly season celebrations on the horizon. So, no matter who you are these are 6 very important things for you to do to look after yourself self this holiday season:
- Stay on top of your fitness regime
Like the very wise Elle Woods said “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Feeling great truly does start on the inside, and during this time of excess food and drink it’s important to keep looking after yourself. Not to mention, being active will make you look incredible on the outside too so that you can really rock that Christmas frock you’ve got planned!
- Get into summer mode
It’s this time year when the weather is finally getting warmer, but your skin is still in winter mode, so we recommend a fresh fake tan to help you jumpstart the holidays. There is no denying that a fake tan has incredible healing properties; from making you look slimmer and more toned, to giving you the confidence to rock that white dress that’s been hanging in the depths of your closet at your work’s Christmas party.
To help make the fake tanning process as simple as possible make-sure you are well equipped with the After Tan Co Bamboo Collection. With the padded Bamboo Maxi Dress and Bamboo Pillow and Sheet Protectors you can enjoy the confidence that comes with beautifully bronzed skin without stressing the little things.
- Make time for your gal pals
It’s so easy to get caught up in the countless family commitments that come up at this time of year, but it’s so important to remember that everyone is going through this and not to forget about your besties. The last thing you want to do is become too overwhelmed and end up not seeing your closest friends until the New Year.
Make sure to get the gang together just like you would at any other time of year. They’ll help keep you sane while juggling the commitments that surround the holidays. So lather on a fresh fake tan, pop open some champagne and enjoy the company of your best pals.
- Treat yo’self!
It is the time of giving but don’t forget to give a little to yourself as well! It may sound a bit superficial but it’s completely necessary. As the year comes to a close you need to reward yourself for making it through everything life threw at you over the course of the last 12 months. Whether that sense of satisfaction comes from gifting yourself a new matching underwear set that really gets you strutting or a fresh haircut that puts a spring in your step, it’s good to pamper yourself sometimes so that you are looking as fabulous on the outside as you are on the inside.
- Don’t feel like you have to be in a relationship to enjoy the holidays
Being single at this time of year is often viewed as a bad thing– and I’m sure not all of you will agree with us, but here at the After Tan Co we think being single is pretty great! It’s when you’re single that you really get to work on yourself. It doesn’t matter if your friends are paired up; don’t pressure yourself into being in a relationship just because it’s the holidays.
Remember, just like the watched kettle that never boils it’s often said that when you’re not looking for love it has an uncanny ability of finding you. So stop stressing about meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right, they’re out there waiting for you so you may as well enjoy the time you have until you meet them. Make some memories that you can share with them when they do eventually come along. And take it from us; it’s definitely harder to fit your fake tan routine in when your significant other wants to snuggle right after you’ve applied! Enjoy those hassle-free smooth tans while you can!
- Enjoy it!
The holidays are a time for celebration, family and friends, so make sure to take a break from stressing to really enjoy this magical time of year!
From everyone here at After Tan Co we wish you all very happy holidays. Our gift to you is the ability to make your tan-plan as hassle free as possible, so make sure to ask Santa for something from our Bamboo Collection this year.