10 Genius tips on how to get your body summer-ready
Summer is just around the corner, so it’s nearly beach time again. It won’t be long before you’ll have to get out the swimsuit again and see if it still fits! Here are ten great ways to help you prepare for the glorious sunny days that, hopefully, we are about to see. Read these ten genius tips on how to get your body summer-ready and get ready for that beach.
1. Get a pedicure
Start from the bottom up, with your feet, and get them in tip-top shape for summer with a pedicure. Open toe shoes and sandals will be coming out of the wardrobe soon, so don’t let your feet be the thing that lets you down this summer.
2. Slim down fast with cardio
If you have put on a few extra pounds over the winter, then the only way to lose them fast is to get the heart pounding and your blood pumping with some fast paced cardio exercise. Increase your cardio to around 15 minutes a day, five days a week and that will help you shed those unwanted pounds.
3. Hydrate your skin
A lot more of your body is going to be on view soon, so make sure that you skin is super-smooth and that there are no patches of dry skin showing. Exfoliate the potential problem areas like your elbows and knees and moisturise daily with a natural oil or lotion.
4. Get a wax
You don’t want any body hair showing this summer and shaving leaves a shadow. Get a professional wax done to remove any hair that you won’t feel comfortable with. A wax is far more effective, it will last longer, and it helps to exfoliate your skin too.
5. Get a glowing tan
A glowing tan makes you look healthy and slimmer, so here are some tips on how to get the perfect tan with a self-tanner. Exfoliate first, to remove any dead skin, and don’t use moisturiser for one day before you apply the tan. The best way to make your tan look natural is to choose a shade that is just two shades darker than your normal skin tone.
6. Start using sun block now
Don’t get caught out with an unexpected, early sunny spell, start using sun block now. It will keep you safe from the harmful UV rays of the sun and it will avoid you having an embarrassing pink face, when you are hitting the beach for the first time this year.
7. Steer clear of bloating foods
Some foods are well known to cause bloating, therefore steer clear of them now so you will be ready for your first day in the sun. Cut down on dairy produce and carbonated drinks, and increase the amount of green vegetables that you eat.
8. Protect yourself against breakouts
The summer is the worst time of year for breakouts. If you have oily skin, start getting ready for the battle now. Exfoliate your skin regularly to keep the pores clear and use a honey face mask to fight the bacteria that cause breakouts.
9. Start tracking what you eat
One of the most powerful tools that there is that will help you shed a few pounds is a food diary. Keeping a note of what you eat and when you eat it will make you more aware of your calorie intake and help you cut down on what you eat.
10. Eat often and cut down portion sizes
Snacking on healthy snacks will help you eat less at meal times, so don’t be afraid to eat between meals. Also, when you do eat a main meal, start to reduce the size of the portions that you eat. The easiest way to do this is to buy some smaller plates, because even though you will eat less, you will still think that your plate is full.
How do you get your body summer-ready?