According to Google search data, searches for UK-based holidays are on the rise. Some destinations, such as Dubai and Ibiza are seeing growth, but the majority of searches are related to staycations – especially those with hot tubs.
Searches for holiday cottages started to rise at the end of the first lockdown last year, before falling and slowly rising again. These trends can be seen across a number of UK holidays, including ‘Cornwall holidays’ and ‘Holiday cottages UK’. Although Dubai holidays were one of the most popular searches for holidays abroad, peaking in December 2020, shortly before the four-tier system was introduced, searches for ‘Spain holidays’, ‘UK holidays’, ‘Cornwall holidays’ ‘Mexico holidays’ and ‘Ibiza holidays’ are all on the rise, suggesting people are looking to book stays for the end of the year. However, searches for UK-based holidays are rising more than ones abroad.
With this in mind, it’s expected that you will be getting ready to pull on your bikinis this Summer. That said, from tanning safely to choosing the best bikini for tanning in, Boux Avenue has pulled together some of their fave tanning tips together for you.
HOW TO GET YOUR TAN ON SAFELY
Whilst getting a suntan is something we all LOVE doing, it is important to remember to do it safely. Whilst using your fave fake tan is probably the safest way to get a glow, there is no denying how good it feels to get a natural tan and feel the actual sun on your skin.
The most important thing to remember when sunbathing is to always wear SPF and reapply it regularly. It’s best to wear SPF on your face every day, even if it doesn’t look sunny! When sunbathing in the summer sun you should always wear factor 30 or above to avoid burning. Looking after your skin with SPF means you will get a better, healthier tan and avoid any serious sun damage to your skin that burning can cause!
THE BEST BIKINIS FOR TANNING IN
When it comes to choosing what to wear to sunbathe, there are actually a few factors to consider. Boux Avenue pulled together some of their fave styles for sunbathing so you can throw on your best bikini as soon as the sun returns.
Their fave bikini style for an easy tan is always gonna be a tie-side one. The strap style on the top means very few tan lines thanks to the easily moveable straps.
Their Paros check triangle bikini set is so cute for Summer, you can see how gorgeous Georgia looks in the lilac gingham print. Or another of their tie bikini set faves, the Gili bright stripe triangle bikini set. Whether you want to tie the straps around your sides to avoid halter neck tan lines, untie them completely when you’re lying on your front or follow Tiff’s lead and slay the upside-down bikini top trend – these tie strap bikinis are always the perfect tanning choice.
If you are worried about tan lines on your bum then you are in luck, as thong bikini bottoms are a big trend this year. Their Ibiza bikini set makes a great bikini for tanning in, ensuring limited tan lines on your back, plus the support in the underwired bikini top means extra confidence all day.
A final factor to consider when choosing which bikini you are going to wear when you’re tanning is what colour it is. We all know wearing white is a great way to emphasise your tan, but did you know neon bright colours are also great for making your tan look even better (without having to sit in the sun for as long)?
Their Kasos trim pink bikini set that Courtney looks so good in is a great choice for making that tan pop! The low plunge and gold detail are so sassy you’ll feel and look fabulous (plus the pink will have your tan glowwwing!). If red is more your thing, then the brightly coloured Martinique pleat bikini set is for you. Turn heads and set your ‘gram on fire when you werk this gorj bikini with a fresh tan.
We hope you get to enjoy some safe sunbathing this year, whether it’s in your garden or in Ibiza – just don’t forget your sunscreen!