tips to get ready for summer
Buy the things
. you will need like sun screen or season passes to a theme park. Buy cool clothes and accessories that are IN this season so you will look totally stylish. If you are on a tight budget then stay close to home.
Keep it simple
. You will feel very lazy during the summer, so do not wear a lot of makeup, but still, take care of yourself. Wear some waterproof mascara, full coverage foundation(be sure to take it off at night),add a small amount of blush to give you a shimmering glow, and do not forget lip gloss (you will want your lip gloss that blends with your lips).
. All you need to say is,I hope you have a good summer and I hope to see you next year! Then sign your first and last name. If you do not want to say much to a person you do not like all you need to do is just sign your first name.
. Buy a camera. Its good to make a photo album so you can visit memories whenever you want.
Get into some classes for the summer
. Do not waste this season watching TV every day. Get into crafts classes, swimming classes or even dancing classes. Anything that can keep you from spending hours watching TV.
Start working on your body
. At a local gym you can play badminton, volleyball, Frisbee, ping pong etc. Those are some favorites. If you arent active much, a walk in the park will do you good. Maybe start eating healthier so you will feel your best when you wear that bikini. Rock climbing or sport climbing is a great thing to do during the summer but the rock climbing joints are hard to find so you are lucky if your town offers one!
Get a tan Be careful
. you do not want to end up looking like a carrot. Just buy a nice spray tan from a local drugstore, but never apply it with your hands.
Rent a beach house
. Theres nothing better than relaxing at the beach watching the ocean.
Work on your confidence
. Theres nothing better than someone walking with his/her head straight up feeling her best. Plus, guys and girls will stop to check you out.
Make lots of plans
. invite over friends, get a week to go on vacation, make plans with significant other, etc.
Tip top tummy
. Its not just about exercise. You are what you eat. Cut out sugar, booze and carbs and start taking a probiotic supplement 2 weeks before your holiday to help boost levels of friendly bacteria in your digestive system which can help reduce the dreaded bikini bloatingCHECK IT OUT - IT'S THE FOOD AND DRIBKS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Munch on more essential fatty acids
. If you look good, you feel good. Eating foods such as salmon that are bursting with omega-3 fats help improve skin elasticity and texture, strengthen brittle nails and restore overall health helping you feel and look your very best before hitting the beach
Yo yo is a no no
. It can be tempting to crash diet before a holiday but do not do it. Yo -yo dieting is bad for your skin because you end up becoming deficient in key nutrients which can loosen the skin
All hail the mighty kale
. This amazing superfood contains a photochemical called lutein which helps to make the skin more resistant to sunlight. Its also crammed full of Vitamin K which canhelp eliminate the appearance of dark circles, blotchiness and uneven skin tone
. Before reaching for the biscuit barrel, wait 10 minutes and ask yourself if you are really hungry. I find that eating an apple and drinking a glass of water 30 minutes,before your meal will help fill you up and make you less likely to pick during the day and over eat at meal times
So the weather s warming up
. you have put away your sweaters and pulled out your shorts and its time to pay some serious attention to your skin. Even if you do not plan to strut around in a bikini, you still want your arms, shoulders, back, and legs to look soft and sun kissed. Luckily, it only takes a little extra TLC to get your skin into shape.
Plump Up Lines While You Glow
. Fine lines and rough spots of skin can cause slight streaks when you are self-tanning. Next time, use a DHA-containing cream packed with moisturizers that will help to plump up wrinkles and even skin texture.
Pamper Your Underarm
. Stubbly, dry underarms are not cute, but you can improve their tone and texture before you need to slip on a sun-dress. Enter Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless Nourishing Deodorant, which smooths underarms with moisturizers like Vitamin E and F.
Troubleshoot Your Shaving Routine
. Shaving can be your best friend and worst enemy. Always remember to use a fresh, sharp razor, and stock your cabinet with ingrown hair helpers just in case.
Upgrade Your Cleanser
. NYC dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross, tell us that dry winter skin gives can ultimately lead to oilier, thicker skin as the seasons change and exfoliation slows. So, select a face wash that works a little harder but is still gentle enough not to strip skin.
Find Your Skin s Best Balance
. The best thing you can do for your skin at the start of summer is not to over-dry it and not over moisturize it either, says Dr. Gross. If you use a heavy moisturizer, switch to a light, daily source SPF. If your skins oiler, find an oil-free sunscreen stick.
Shine Like a Star
. Want a red carpet-worthy glow? If you have severely dry skin, Dr. Gross suggests a trip to the derm for a mild peel or deep moisturizing masque. This will clear out dead skin cells, allowing moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the skins surface and return it to its healthiest state
Bid Back Bumps Farewell
. The skin on your body needs T.L.C. during the colder months too. Dr. Anne Chapas, an NYC dermatological surgeon, advises that people with back-ne, (back acne) use washes packed with salicyclic acid to clear out pores all year round. Treatment sprays and lotions containing the bloemish-fighting ingredient are also available
Stock Up on Sunscreen
. Dr. Chapas explains that even in during darker, colder months, most of the suns ultraviolet rays can pass through clouds. Water and sand also help reflect rays, so wear SPF daily for year-round protection.
Dress Up for Working Out
. Ashley Pierson, a Pilates instructor at Equinox gym, says getting in shape for summer is a lot easier than you think. Pierson recommends signing up for a beginner yoga or Pilates class and buying comfortable, cute footwear that will help pamper your feet in between sessions
Try a Conditioning Treatment
. Matt Fugate, a senior stylist at NYCs Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon, says that the first step to summer-ready hair is to pamper your strands with a deep, in-salon conditioning treatment. This will prevent color-fading and breakage from sun and chlorine damage.
Start Hydrating Hair Heavily
. Hair can only absorb so much water, so always pack a leave-in conditioner to protect strands from the elements. Spritzing liberally before hitting the beach or pool will save strands from damage later
Preemptively Fight the Frizz
. Want to be a wash-and-go girl this summer? Fugate suggests getting an in-salon keratin smoothing treatment now to keep frizz at bay as the summer hits. Giving your hair a little bit of time to grow out post-treatment will ensure that it keeps just enough of its natural texture and wave to look effortless and perfectly beachy later.
Scrub Before You Wax
. Cynthia Chua, founder of New Yorks Strip Ministry of Waxing, says you must exfoliate at home before getting waxed to remove dead cells. This helps prevent pain and irritation by exposing the freshest skin to the surface. Use your favorite scrub for an intense and all over exfoliation session
Deep Condition at Home
. Can not make it to the salon for some tress T.L.C.? No worries. Try a replenishing hair masque packed with ingredients like proteins and hi-tech polymers to smooth split ends and add shine
Ride the Wave
. Before beach season, Fugate says to start switching out products that can dry out your hair (if you have brittle strands, hairsprays with alcohol should be the first to go), and opting for enriching mineral or beach sprays instead. Look for products that also have UV protectors to protect your strands and your scalp.
Study Up on Waxing Studios
. Chua warns that you need to be extremely careful when selecting your waxing salon. Double-dipping and other unsanitary practices can cause bacteria to grow in communal wax pots, leading to skin infections in sensitive areas later.
Numb Your Senses
. Scared of wax-induced pain? When worn thirty minutes before your appointment, the BareEase Prep Kit (complete with latex panty and a tube of pain-relieving lidocaine cream), gently numbs your bikini area to make your Brazilian as ouch-free as possible
Ditch the Salt
. Excess salt causes the body to retain water, Chua explains This can lead to puffiness, under-eye bags, and swollen features. In addition to drinking more water, increase your consumption of foods rich in Vitamins E and C now to help de-bloat by summer.
Stock Up on Smudge Proof Makeup
. Invest in stay-put eyeliner, mascara, foundation, and lipstick to look your best during the beachy months. Embrace spring's technicolor eye makeup trend, and make waterproof liquid eyeliners in an array of funky shades your first seasonal purchase.
Turn Up Your Tint
. In lieu of heavy foundation, try a tinted moisturizer to keep your skin dewy and evenly-toned, without the feel of heavier makeup products. For your best faux glow, find a moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 20, and test possible shades along your jawline to find your best match.
Strike a Neutral Pose
. Primp for beach days and sun-soaked soirees, alike, with an iridescent beige-y pink nail lacquer.
Try a Punchy Pout
. Bright pink or coral lipsticks are surprisingly flattering on a range of skin tones and can even help you look tanner than you actually are. Start with a medium shade and layer bright or neutral lip glosses to find the wattage that best suits you.
. Pimples are a major bummer, and they seem to only get worse as the mercury rises because of inflamed skin, sweat, and grim. If you commonly deal with blemishes, try a foundation with acne-ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide, to cover, treat, and prevent breakouts in one go
Find an All in One Palette
. Stock up on purse-friendly kits that you can tote anywhere you go this summer. Multi-purpose sets, like the Lorac TANtalEYES Palette contains four shimmering eye shadows (some can double as face highlighters) and a body-bronzing gel you can apply in a cinch for easy sumer livin
Nourish Those Nails
. Surf and sand can do a number on your paws, so nails should be strong and conditioned long before you hit the beach. Use a cuticle nourishing pen nightly to strength nail beds and encourage growth.
Go for a Mega Manicure
. If your polish always chips or you never have time to tend to your nails, treat yourself to a salon-only gel manicure. Alternate between regular polish and longer-lasting gel services (results can last up to three weeks!) to reduce possible damage to your nail enamel
Buff Your Feet
. Theres no point to having pretty toes if your heels are cracked and calloused. But metal buffing tools can easily cut the skin's surface and lead to possible infection. Instead, invest in a good at-home crystal exfoliating tool to smooth out rough spots weekly.
Spray Tan Strategically
. Do not show up at the beach with untoned, winter skin. Many salons now offer a slew of services to help you look better in a bikini without the gym time. Talk to you spray tan esthetician about tricks for creating the illusion of muscle tone before you start your next sun-free session.
Give Your Tush the Royal Treatment
. Brazil Bronze Glow Bars (located across the country) offer a Cellulite Annihilator treatment that combines sunless tanner with cellulite fighting ingredients like caffeine, glycolic acid, and copper peptides to help smooth the appearance of your skin as you get your faux glow.
Bronze Your Own Bod
. You can save time and money by applying your own sunless tanner. The trick is to use a spray that allows you gradually build your tan, instead of aiming for an instead deep glow. Just remember to look for options that work on face and body, exfoliate thoroughly before applying anything to your skin, and avoid white clothing afterwards.
Score a Better Smelling Tanner
. The only major drawback to self-tanning products? The distinctive scent. Enter a whole new array of odor-masking products that are applied over sunless tanning cream to neutralize more noxious smells.
. Take a cue from Kim Kardashian and make a statement with artificially-enhanced lashes. In-salon extensions or pigmentation treatments (like Lash Dip) can create instant results and last up to six week after application.