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