Soon enough we will all have one issue in mind. Are we bikini-body ready? If you’re looking forward to a vacation on sun-kissed sand, relaxing and soaking up the sun, you’re going to want to look and feel your best on the beach. That said, it’s crucial to understand that there is never a shortcut to achieve that. Toned legs and upper arms, a slim waist and that fitness healthy glow don’t appear overnight. ‘Beauty and the Beach’ is a recipe, a plan, a lifestyle and never a quick fix or a crash course. Below, I share 5 tips that will get you ready for beach season that is just 6 weeks away!
1 || Get Into The Habit Of Skin Buffing
It’s time to invest in a great body exfoliating wash. Sloughing off dry and dead skin cells will rejuvenate your body’s surface allowing it to benefit from any nourishing creams you’re using. More efficient penetration will be achieved as well as overall better blood circulation. When in shower, and by using a loofah scrub your body from head to toe using your chosen exfoliating aid. Try one of the new chemical peels that are a low-dose combination of glycolic, salicylic or lactic acid and fruit enzymes. Sugar, salt and ground coffee work wonders as well. Aim to exfoliate two to three times a week, massaging skin with a gentle circular motion. Be sure to lock in moisture post-body scrub. When you step out of the shower, pat skin dry and immediately apply moisturizer.
2 || Finish Up With Your Hair Removal Laser Sessions
Hair removal should be top of your to-do list weeks before a beach vacation. However, you should allow at least 2 weeks after your last laser hair removal session to avoid pigmentation or scarring resulting from sun exposure.
3 || Make Your Workouts More Intense
The more muscle you can add to your body, the more fat you will burn. Strength training is a great way to tone your muscles so that your body can burn more calories. By building muscle, you can turn your body into a fat-burning machine and help your metabolism run faster. As a result, your body will use the calories that you consume more quickly and efficiently. Cardio is also beneficial, however, strength training makes all the difference!
4 || Clean Up Your Eating Habits
By now, you will have no excuse. We are officially done with holiday season, Thanksgiving, new year’s celebrations, partying you name it. Now it’s time to consider healthier choices. Stock up on seasonal fruits, drink plenty of water, plenty! Focus on protein sources coming from fish and salmon. This will eventually show on your body skin..
5 || Easy On The Alcohol
Steer clear of the booze! They don’t call it a ‘beer belly’ for nothing! Alcohol will result in an astounding amount of sugar and fat added into the diet that ends up showing on your belly. When you come to think about it, there are no nutritional benefits coming from alcohol.. So instead of storing more fat into your body through drinking, opt for the less calorie rich drinks or even abstain from alcohol altogether.