If you love the beach and hot summer days, but often feel like those perfect bodies, tanned skin and latest fashion trends from the magazine covers judge the way you look, don’t worry. Forget about those skinny models (after all, they are paid to look that good and have a team of private trainers and beauty experts behind them) and boost your confidence the easy and healthy way. Here’s how to feel like a fierce star this summer.
Become a lean, mean muscle machine
One of the best ways to feel amazing and confident is to improve your fitness levels and put on some lean muscle. So, grab some weights or sweat it out with short-but-intense bodyweight sessions. These exercises can make a huge difference, even if you have only a few weeks before the beach season. You’ll improve your body shape and make your legs, tummy, and arms look nice and lean. Also, make sure to fill your diet with protein, fruit and veggies, and cut sweets and carbs. This little change in your diet will not only help you look sexy but also give you more energy and improve your mood.
Take care of your skin
Having clean and shiny skin can really boost your confidence and make you feel more willing to show it at the beach. Make sure to moisturize (sun can really drain all the water from your skin). And you can even get a nurturing coconut oil that will make your skin look healthy and luminous. Also, get rid of all of your dead skin with a good body scrub. There are great natural products on the market today or you can go home-made with only a few simple ingredients. Skin brushing can also make your skin glow by improving circulation and removing harmful toxins from the body.
Update your closet
If you’re tired of your shabby clothes and ill-fitting swimwear, it’s time to give your closet a few new and modern pieces. Luckily, summer/beach fashion has never been more available and affordable, so get shopping! This summer will be all about stylish designer maxi dresses that will make you look and feel fabulous and fierce. They come in many different patterns and designs and they feel very airy and light even during the hottest of summer days. Also, there are so many amazing swimsuits that fit every body shape and go well with any skin color. Just remember that vintage-style swimwear is back, from high-waisted bikinis to chic one-pieces.
Throw on some fancy accessories
It’s amazing what a few well-chosen accessories can do for your styling! So, make sure to accessorize this summer and go bold with details. Try to recreate that celebrity beach look with big floppy hats, huge anti-paparazzi sunglasses, and some bling-bling. Of course, you don’t have to spend a fortune on these accessories. There are affordable hats and beach totes in all sizes and designs, and you can find great-looking jewelry for only a few dollars. And if you forget them at the beach or ruin them while swimming, it won’t be a big loss.
Get your summer tan on
Even though many people are against tanning, it’s a fact that a bit of a tan can do wonders for your confidence. There’s nothing ugly or bad about being pale, but just a touch of a fake tan can give you a bit of a summer vibe and make your lean muscles stand out. Just avoid that orange, Jersey Shore tan that will make you look ridiculous more than hot and luminous.
Make this summer the best summer of your life with these quick, effective and easy hacks. You’ll look like a million bucks, feel happy and energized and your confidence will go through the roof. Just remember that focusing on bad things never made anyone feel good and that it’s never too late for improvement!