As the weather starts to turn warm again, many people find that their body does not look quite the way they want it to after the winter doldrums. However, you still have time to get beach ready this year, and it does not have to be a painful process.
This list of ten ideas should get you started; pick one and run with it. See how it works for you. If you like it, and you like the results, try another one. See how much progress you can make before summer!
1. Tone Up
Toning exercises are quick and easy ways to get your body ready to put on a suit.
2. Focus on Your Locks
Your hair is part of your body, and you probably want it to look its best. If your hair does not have a lot of body, pick up Kerastase Densitive. Give it about twelve weeks to work, because you will not see immediate results when it comes to your follicles. You may feel that you do not want to spend money on this type of product, but you really have nothing to lose. See what type of results you get and then decide whether you want to keep using it.
3. Moisturize Dry Skin
After the harsh winter weather, skin tends to be quite dry. There are certain areas that dry out faster than others, including the elbows and knees. To fix this problem, engage in a bit of exfoliation with a body scrub or loofah when you are in the shower. Once you get out, apply a moisturizer. If you begin right away, you should look (and feel!) better in about two weeks.
4. Consume Essential Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are important. They help with your skin, your hair, your nails, your emotional state, your brain and your heart. If salmon does not appeal to you, try out an organic beauty oil from Neal’s Yard Remedies.
5. Sculpt Your Brows
Unruly eyebrows can make even the most delicate face look harsh. Therefore, it is a good idea to get a professional to shape your brows and soften your look. Once you have it done right once, you can maintain the look yourself with a pair of tweezers. You just have to stay on top of it if you want to continue to look great!
6. Work on Your Feet
Many people live in flip-flops when the weather gets warmer. If that statement applies to you, a pedicure is in order. It is relaxing to have a professional work on your feet, and a pedicure also lasts quite a while. You can maintain the look yourself in between pedicures, as well, if you would like.
7. Some people have more hair on their body than they would like. Laser hair removal is always an option, but that takes both planning and money. If you choose to go that route, make sure to stop treatments several weeks before you plan to spend an extended period of time in the sun. Your skin is very sensitive following that procedure. You can also pick up a product meant to lighten your skin as well.
8. Eyelash Dye
Don’t forget about your eyelashes! You can’t wear mascara in the water or you will wind up looking like a raccoon. Instead, think about getting your eyelashes dyed. You do not have to worry about mascara the entire time you are on vacation.
9. Get a (Fake) Tan
There are fake tanning products out there that give you fast and realistic color. However, try out a few products well in advance of your trip so that you learn how it works and how to apply it. A fake tan is much better for you than a real one!
10. Cut and Color
You “wear” your hair every day. Take care of it by getting a good cut and perhaps a few highlights as well.