The summer season is upon us and it conjures up images of sun and beach in the near future. It also conjures up some poor choices we may have made, like buying all of those girl scout cookies with the intention of gifting them but instead binge watching SVU while eating said cookies.
Ok, I am talking about myself but here are some quick fixes for the time of year that we all love and hate.
Swimsuit season, that is. Here is a cheat sheet for looking your best while Sally sips sangrias by the seashore. Three simple hacks that can improve your swimsuit appearance and make you feel summer ready. Use one or all three for optimum results.
- DETOXIFY & SAY HASTA LA VISTA TO BLOAT
We all love our carbs but two to three days before your swimsuit reveal you must say no to starches and salt. Drink plenty of water so that your body gets fully hydrated and doesn’t retain water. You may also want to replace your morning coffee with some green tea which is a natural diuretic so that you can continue to get rid of any water retention. Avoid sugary alcoholic beverages which can cause major bloating. Avoid sugary fruits like grapes and bananas and opt for cantaloupe and berries which not only have less sugar but are packed with water. Also, one word…fiber.
2. PRODUCT POWER
If you are a product junkie like I am then you will love these next beach body hacks. They are my tried and true so you may end up loving them so much you will use them year round. With noticeable results in just a few days and uses, the cellulite massager is a magic mit of awesomeness. Use it with an exfoliant and you are guaranteed to have healthier looking skin. All of that massaging breaks down fat deposits for a smoother appearance. Use this technique on thighs, stomach and any where there is some lumpy tissue. It also increases blood flow and helps repair the connective tissues between the skin and muscles, which in turn reduces cellulite. Yes, please!
Wrap that body! I always love a good body treatment. Yes, the results are temporary but effective none the less. My favorite is a salon grade seaweed body wrap. This one contains powerful seaweed and garcinio cambogia extract. It is absorbed through the skin and improves the break down of stubborn fat deposits by sweating it out. Wrap in plastic body wraps and a waist trainer for best results.
Fake it until you make it! Tanning always makes us look slimmer but it seems like a catch 22 when your heading to the pool or beach for the first time. Sun bathing is bad for you anyway so try this trick instead. This spray tan is user friendly and gives the ultimate glow. Allow a few minutes to dry after applying and before putting on your swimsuit.
3. KNOW YOUR BODY & OWN IT
Do not do yourself a disservice by covering up your amazing features. I see women do this all the time. In trying to cover it all up you can end up covering up your best features and assets. Selecting a swimsuit is tough but keep in mind a few things. Coverage and support are very important but also go for solids as they tend to be more slimming and complimentary. Don’t be afraid to take some selfies. The camera does not lie so use it to select a swimsuit. You will be surprised at what a horizontal stripe does in the wrong place! Get yourself a great cover up so that you can walk around with your swimsuit on and feel confident that you look fab. It is a great crutch and a confidence booster. A great hat and sunnies never hurt either.
Ok beach babes, get out there and have fun!