Summer is just around the corner and the urge to get bikini and swimsuit ready is becoming extremely prevalent. We’ve all had a long winter and probably didn't commit as well as we would have liked to with our NYE resolutions. Although we are still making our way out of winter, it’s never too early to get into the summer swing of things – and busting out those bikini bods. After doing some serious research, we came up of a list of 5 tips we thought were the BEST for getting bikini ready. Check them out below:
Pick up some form of physical activity: We hate to admit this, but we know it’s probably the most important tip (and hardest to accomplish) when preparing for the bikini season. Adding some cardio to your day will not only help you shape up for the season, but will increase your mood, too. Since the weather is getting nicer, it will be easier to find fun activities you can do outside. Grab some friends, get out in the sun and work it!
Rest and drink PLENTY of water: Getting an appropriate amount of sleep is incredibly beneficial to your overall health and will play a very active role in helping revitalize your body for spring and summer. Aim to get around 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Most people do not drink nearly enough water each day and this can result in overeating and low energy levels. So if you want to both look and feel better this season, hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate!
Find a flattering suit: This goes without saying but finding a great suit for your body will make ALL the difference! Sure, it sucks going to the dressing room only to find that you hate every single option, but keep trying. Eventually you will find one you love and that fits you well. We could give you all the advice in the world for how to choose the best bathing suit, but ultimately you are the one who knows your body the best and what looks good. While you’re at it, why not pick out a flattering cover-up to go along with your newfound suit?
Wax and Exfoliate: Those long winter months have done nothing but wreck havoc on your skin. Winter brings dried, dead skin and exfoliating can help ease your skin back into its luscious, pre-winter state. Waxing is a perfect exfoliate and will help eliminate dry skin and can give you just the boost your skin needs. Besides you’re basically killing two birds with one stone when waxing: exfoliating and getting rid of that unwanted hair. Starting your waxing routine early in the season will help make sure you skin is ready in time for summer and will help curb your hair growth down the line. We would by lying as well if we didn't suggest a good assortment of body scrubs and loofahs. These are also helpful when exfoliating and they can make you wax last longer.
Consider a spray tan: Finally, after you’ve completed all the above four steps and you’re still not feeling beach ready, why not try a spray tan? Having a little extra color coming into the season will definitely boost your confidence. Just make sure to steer clear of that overly orange spray tan color and stay closer to your natural tone.
Overall, the best tip we can give is just to have fun! Spring and summer is a great time to start something new. In honor of this countdown to spring, we will be showcasing cute and unique bathing suits each week on our social media accounts. Check them out and let us know what styles you will be rocking this season!
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