With the beginning of summer just around the corner, it’s time to ask yourself: are you beach ready?
A smooth bikini line
Yes, summer means bathing suits and you definitely want to look your best. No matter what the cut of your bathing suit is, smooth skin is key. Book your appointment for laser hair removal before you hit the beach. Laser hair removal doesn’t usually cause the skin to become irritated, but it’s best to give the skin time to heal. As well, nobody wants coarse sand rubbing against sensitive skin.
Once your initial laser hair removal has been completed, be sure to book subsequent sessions. Chances are you’ll be back at the beach again in the summer, so be prepared. Summer is a busy hair removal season and you don’t want to be scrambling to find an aesthetician that is available. Book your sessions in advance to ensure someone will be free to help you. If you’re not sure how long to wait in between sessions, just ask. They’ll let you know their recommendations.
If you’re madly scrambling to lose those last few pounds, it’s a harsh reality to know that summer is just around the corner. While you’re not going to magically drop two dress sizes, you can maintain what you’ve worked hard for so far. Stick to a healthy diet and try to go easy on the alcoholic drinks. It’s far too easy to forget that liquids pack a lot of calories, especially sugary ones. Thankfully, there are plenty of fresh food sources in the summer. Really, it’s quite easy to eat healthy with an abundance of fresh produce and tasty lean meats in season.
In addition to maintaining your healthy eating habits, don’t forget about keeping your body toned. A few minutes each day of weightlifting can keep your arms looking spectacular in a bikini. The same goes for some core exercises. It doesn’t have to take a lot to maintain your beach body. 30 minutes a day will maintain your muscle mass and keep the flab away.
At the end of the day, every body is a beach body. No matter what shape or size you are, you belong at the beach. Don’t let anyone pressure you to think you need to be a certain way to don a bathing suit. We all come in different packages and we’re all meant to have fun and enjoy the summer.
If possible, summer is a good time to stay away from social media. You can scroll through your feed and see dozens of “perfect” bodies, without realizing they are a product of perfect lighting, filters, and maybe a bit of unhappiness. Everyone can look perfect long enough to take a picture. But a picture does not tell the whole story. No matter who you are or what you do, it’s time to head to the beach and have fun!