With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start preparing your body for the summer season right now. Women tend to work out, make diet changes, and switch up their skincare routines when summer hits, however, why not get your body summer ready well in advance? You will avoid committing skincare mistakes, tone up your body and be ready to hit the beach as soon as the weather permits. Check out what you should do to get your body summer ready in a month.
1. Eat more fruits and veggies
Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables to detox your body, improve your health and keep your weight under control. From asparagus to strawberries, there are many spring fruits and vegetables that you can use in your meals and drinks each day. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals and they are super versatile. Consider making your own juices, smoothies, salads, and munch on fresh fruit or veggie whenever you need to alleviate your hunger. Consuming more fruits and veggies on a daily basis helps improve your skin health, hair health, mental and physical health, and burn excess calories.
2. Exfoliate your skin twice a week
Exfoliate your skin twice a week to remove dead skin cells and ensure silky skin. The bikini season is almost here so you want to make sure your body looks awesome. When exfoliating, pay more attention to your elbows, knees and soles which tend to be drier no matter the season. Don’t exfoliate too much to avoid any skin irritations. If your skin is highly sensitive, try to exfoliate once a week, using a mild scrub.
3. Moisturize your body from the inside and out
Even though it’s vital to drink enough water daily regardless of the season, during the spring and summer seasons your body may need more fluid. Dehydration makes your skin look unhealthy. If your skin looks unhealthy, you suffer from acne and saggy skin, develop a habit of drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day – avoid drinking coffee, black tea, soda and any sugary drinks though.
Invest in a good moisturizer to keep your body hydrated and make your skin glow. Look for moisturizer with SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun. A high-quality moisturizer helps to prevent premature aging as well.
4. Move your body
If you are looking to tone up your body, don’t just improvise and expect great results. Create an effective workout routine and stick to it on daily basis. Exercise is one of the best ways to shed some pounds, relieve stress, fight fatigue and anxiety. Walking, jogging, running, swimming, and yoga are all great exercises to try. Do at least 30 minutes of exercise early in the morning and 40 minutes in the evening to get your body beach ready in a month.
5. Choose your perfect hair removal method
Experimenting with hair removal methods during the summer months isn’t a good idea. Laser hair removal, for example, requires several sessions and takes a few weeks to restore. There are many other hair removal methods to try, such as waxing, shaving, threading, plucking, sugaring and many more. Choose your perfect hair removal method now to enjoy the smooth skin during the summer season.
6. Get rid of cellulite
You can’t get rid of cellulite completely, but you can reduce it or make it less visible. There are many ways to do it. One of my favorite one is to do coffee scrubs twice a week. Simply massage your cellulite areas with the coffee grounds for 3-5 minutes, rinse it off and apply coconut oil to them. It’s messy but effective.
There are also foods that can help prevent or fight cellulite, such as chili and cayenne peppers, green tea, salmon, olive oil, dark berries, dark chocolate and apple cider vinegar. Avoid eating fried foods, salty and sugary snacks, and limit your alcohol consumption.
Summer is a fun season that we are looking forward to all year long. The beginning of summer can be stressful at times, so it’s best to prepare your body for summer in advance. You have enough time to get your body summer ready so what are you waiting for? Reconsider your meal plan, make a list of exercises you are going to do each day and take care of your body on a daily basis.