6 Tips To Get You Ready For Bikini Season
We love swimwear. That’s why we take such care to create bikinis and swimsuits that celebrate women just as they are! Glow ups and self-improvement are a personal choice, and if that is what you choose, then we are here to give you all of our best tips. Whether it’s getting in shape for bikini season, figuring out how to take the best bikini photo for your Instagram, or learning how to pick out a bikini that flatters your body, we love to help!
Getting ready for summer is not just about getting bikini body ready or finding the best swimsuit. It is about being able to enjoy the most beautiful weather of the year with confidence! Luckily, our top tips for getting ready for bikini season include many ways to look great while practicing some self-love!
#1 Take Care Of Your Hair
Sun, salt, chlorine, and heat can cause a significant amount of damage to your hair. All of those days at the beach or by the pool can leave your mane feeling dry, brittle, and even discolored, but you don’t have to choose between taking care of your hair or spending as much time in the sun as possible!
Taking care of your hair now and making sure it is strong and healthy is a great way to protect it against the elements of summer. Make a habit of using natural products made without harsh chemicals, and be sure to give your locks a deep conditioning treatment once a week.
#2 Reconsider Your Skin Care Regimen
Winter skin and summer skin might as well be polar opposites. If you have relied on heavy creams and oils to get you through the dry and itchy winter months, you will want to re-evaluate your skincare arsenal. Humid summer days do not pair well with rich moisturizers and creams.
Instead, switch your focus to lighter facial products and pack on the SPF at every possible chance. Consider purchasing a setting spray with SPF so that you can reapply throughout the day without messing up your makeup – no more excuses! Don’t forget to later up your neck, décolletage, and hands with a healthy amount of sunscreen, as well.
#3 Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate.
The dry winter skin we just mentioned - yeah, it’s time to get rid of it. Now is the time to get into the habit of scrubbing off that dead skin! The best time to exfoliate is when you are in the shower. Your skin is softer, and it is a much easier cleanup. Scrubbing off all of that dead skin may seem tedious, but it does wonders for the overall health of your skin.
Sloughing off those winter layers not only makes it easier to shave, but you will be able to achieve a much closer cut. Your skin is also able to absorb moisturizers much more effectively after it has been exfoliated. The dewy summer skin is right around the corner!
#4 Give Your Toes A Little TLC
Look, there is no shame in letting your pedicurist (or yourself) take a break in the winter months – your feet are usually hidden under layers of socks and boots anyway. However, sandal weather is upon us, and there is no reason to avoid a cute new pair of sandals just because your feet are looking like they’ve been a little ignored.
If you’re more of a DIY type of girl, then now is the time to start getting to work. Start using a weekly scrub to soften up calluses and rough spots. Follow up with a heavy-duty moisturizer or foot salve at night to help smoothen cracked skin and heels. Use oil to help soften and brighten your nails and cuticles. And don’t forget to add a fun and playful color!
#5 Do A Healthy Detox
No, we are not telling you to go online and buy a ridiculously expensive juice cleanse, but winter does have a bit of a reputation for junk food, binging, and holiday feasts. It is great that you enjoyed all of those goodies during the colder months, but summer is the season of fresh produce and fresh-caught fish – why not take advantage of it?
Now is the time to reset all of those indulgent habits and embrace all of the colors and flavors of those delicious summer dishes! Start adding more plant-based foods to your meals. Add a bit of greens to your morning smoothie and start increasing up that water intake. Eating whole foods and consuming more vitamins and minerals leads to healthier skin, shinier hair, stronger nails, and overall wellness.
#6 Try Some New Makeup
Depending on where you live, summer can be hot and humid – not exactly the best combination for heavy or cakey makeup. Not only are the heavier creams and formulas going to run when you sweat, but they can clog up your pores which leads to unwanted breakouts. Now is the time to let your skin breathe.
Get comfortable with using some new and lighter products. Rather than full-coverage foundations, opt for a CC cream. You’ll still get great coverage without the overly creamy texture. Swap out your dark matte lip color for a berry-hued tint and find that perfect waterproof mascara that stretches your lashes to the sky without any flakes or rub-off. Don’t forget a bit of bronzer for that summery glow without the sun damage.
We’re Ready For You, Bikini Season 2021!
Before you know it, the sun will be shining, temps will be rising, and you will be catching all of the waves and poolside moments that you possibly can! Summer is all about taking it easy, feeling relaxed and free, and enjoying all of those laid-back moments with family, friends, and love ones. But don’t forget to take the time to make sure that you are ready for summer by making yourself feel good and confident!
Whether you plan on spending every day at the beach, checking out a new travel destination, or going on a summer adventure, you should feel and look your best! Keep these tips handy, and spend the next couple of months showing yourself some love while you get ready for the sun and sand!