With summer ending in no time, it is a must to continue some fresh starts and changes in body image. There is no better feeling that being confident in the way you look while sun rays light up the skin and all eyes are on you. And the best thing is – looking gorgeous while having some summer fun is more than possible with some simple preparation tricks.
Get your body moving
Shaping up the body, getting toned and losing some of the accumulated winter weight are priority when preparing for summer. Nothing can replace physical activity in this aspect so make some time in your day for exercise. You can start out slowly by simply walking around in nearby park and make your way up in fitness routine. Not only will your body look better by day, but you will also feel more energized and your joints will be more flexible for some fun summer activities.
Regulate your eating habits
The best results come from smallest changes. Therefore, you do not have to force yourself on following some strict diet rules but simply make your meals more diverse. With new season come many different options food-wise so do not forget to add a lot of fruits and veggies to your meals. These will help you release toxins while providing enough nutrients for a healthy body and glowing skin.
Moisturize your way to smoother skin
Moisturizing is important throughout the year but some dry patches can be especially visible before summer time. Therefore, do not be lazy and apply a lotion all over your body once you take a shower or before bed. Pay special attention to your knees and elbows because skin can get rougher in these areas and it may require something stronger and richer in formula than a regular body lotion. The smoother the skin is, the better you will look in a swimsuit and there will be less possibility for irritations due to hair-removal.
Prep your face
Like your body skin, your facial skin also needs some well-deserved pampering. During summer you will undoubtedly wear less makeup so treat yourself to a visit to a good skin rejuvenation clinic that will help you with any possible issues you might have and also make it so that you really would not need to burden your face with makeup on hot summer days. The key to healthy-looking skin is protection so do not forget to wear your SPF when you go out in the sun.
Tend to your feet
Many people forget about their feet when indulging in some beauty rituals but for summer time, feet should be smooth like the rest of the body without any dry patches and dead skin so that you would feel comfortable and confident in any kind of open footwear.
Plan out your activities
There are countless ways to enjoy summer so why not pre-plan some that would be most amusing for you and your friends? Going to the beach itself involves various possibilities such as beach volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, etc. Some of these need prior arrangement so make sure you book your sessions in time. On the other hand, you might enjoy the coolness of mountains in summer so hiking and cycling can be the perfect choice for your summer activities. These to require a certain dose of pre-planning so make sure that you have everything you need and that you are in good physical shape to free your mind and relieve stress without any obstacles.
It might seem like there are a lot of preparations to do but if you create a daily routine and make a habit out of healthy living, you will definitely see great changes that will improve your mood and make you determined to keep your beach body throughout the year.
By: Gabriella Diesendorf