The warmer months are upon us and as summer inches closer and closer, so does bikini season. Fantasies of proudly strutting along sun-drenched beaches clad in a bikini and sunglasses start to fill our minds. But for most of us, that fantasy is not fulfilled without preparation.
Here are a few of the most effective summer beauty tips to prepare so you can confidently rock your bikini:
1. Get That Glow
If your post-workout glow doesn’t satisfy your bronze desires, try self-tanning. Tanning is an integral part of most Summer beauty plans. Self-tanning is a healthier alternative to laying out in the sun or turning to a tanning bed. The harmful UV rays present in those options aren’t worth the extra color. Besides, there are many self-tanners out there that have the same (and sometimes even better) results so you can be bikini-ready in a matter of hours.
2. Eat Beautifully
Make sure your summer beauty regimen includes a beautifying diet. It’s not a new idea that healthy foods make for a more beautiful and radiant you. A colorful diet packed with vitamins and veggies can help you slim down, detoxify your organs, clear up your skin, add luster to your hair, and increase your energy levels. It’s important to make sure your diet is varied and that you’re including healthy fats and protein. Instead of eating less, try simply swapping out any processed foods or foods high in sugar or sodium with healthier alternatives. Taking a multivitamin to supplement your healthy diet is a great way to fill in any gaps and prevent deficiencies.
3. Exercise Often
The power of exercise is three-fold: it helps us slim down, it makes us feel good, and it keeps us healthy. All of these benefits of exercise can assist us in our quest to strut our stuff in a bikini with confidence. While transformative results from exercise take time, even a quick exercise before a beach day can get you bikini-ready by helping you sweat out bloat, define muscles, and get a lovely post-workout glow.
4. Dress Your Nails to the Nines
Your beauty extends from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes – so why shouldn’t your Summer beauty prep? Finish off your bikini-ready look by applying some fresh polish to your finger and toenails. Better yet, treat yourself to a mani-pedi so you can enjoy the light massage and moisturizing. Keep a hand moisturizer in your beach bag so you can maintain supple skin in the sunshine.
5. Consider CoolSculpting
Feeling slim, toned, and comfortable in your skin can make all of the difference when it comes to bikini confidence. If you have a stubborn area that you’ve tried to slim down without success, it may be time to turn to CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a transformative fat cell removing process that has rapidly gained popularity worldwide – and it’s not hard to see why. Before and after photos of Coolsculpting patients prove that the treatment is reliably effective. If you have a few leftover pounds that don’t seem to be responding to your current efforts, CoolSculpting may be your pathway to complete bikini confidence.
6. Remove Hair
Show off smooth, silky skin by removing any hair before your bikini debut. While shaving may be the cheapest option, waxing gives you long-lasting results so you can focus less on hair removal and more on having fun in the sun. Go to a professional spa instead of purchasing an at-home waxing kit, as those tend to be messy and have varying results. If you’re looking for a more permanent hair removal option so you don’t have to worry about hair growth for future bikini seasons, check out laser hair removal.
7. Find your Swimwear Soulmate
Finding the perfect swimsuit to rock is a key component of preparing for bikini season (as made apparent by the name). What’s your favorite part about your body? Highlight that part with the right swimwear style. For example, if you love your curvy thighs, try out some high-waisted bikini bottoms to help show them off. If you love your defined neckline and petite shoulders, try out an off-shoulder top to accentuate your upper half. Wearing the right bikini can help you focus on the parts of you that you love most.
With summer fast approaching, it’s easy to get excited about sunshine, sand, and sea breeze. Channel that excitement by prepping for bikini season so that when the time comes to rock your bikini on the beach or by the pool, you can do so with confidence.