Saturday 27 December 2014

A quarter of Irish people wear fake tan when they hit the beach on holidays

Freya Drohan

Published 03/07/2014 | 14:24

Vacation woman in hat relaxing on luxury white  sunbed
Vacation woman in hat relaxing on luxury white sunbed

A survey of Irish people aged between 18-55 reveals the extensive primping and preening we put in before we head abroad.

The survey by Hotels.com revealed that Irish men and women spend up to €150 on pre-holiday beauty preparations in a bid to look like their beach idols Michelle Keegan and Ryan Gosling.

The top three treatments people shell out for are waxing, manicures and pedicures, with over 70% of Irish people visiting the hairdresser or beauty salon before departing.

Thankfully, our attitude towards sun safety seems to be improving with over 75% of those surveyed saying they wear sun cream when on holidays.

As a nation famous for our fair skin, one quarter of respondents admitted to faking it with the aid of false tan.

A quarter of respondents also admitted that they had used a sunbed to get a pre-holiday glow.

Over 80% of women surveyed said they would wear makeup while on holiday, with most saying they only applied it at nighttime.

Less than 10% said they would wear makeup all day every day.

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