As spring fades into summer, many women around the country can’t wait for the days of laying by the pool and soaking up the sun. That said, is it game on, or could you use some help to look and feel ready for showing more skin? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few ideas to help you in the confidence department:
- Love the skin you’re in.
Sunscreen with a high SPF is a must, especially if you’re going to be in direct sunlight. But think beyond sunbathing. Everyday activities like driving can still expose you to the sun’s harmful rays, however. That’s why a foundation with SPF protection, a hat and sunglasses are important summer essentials and can keep your skin healthy year-round.
Speaking of a healthy glow, don’t forget that beauty starts from the inside out. Drink ample water and water-rich fruits and vegetables to feed your skin. The same goes for having a consistent natural skincare routine. You’re never too young to start using a natural skin cream, especially if you’re concerned about premature aging. You’ll never regret taking good care of your skin. After all, it is your body’s largest organ!
- Get moving.
The best summer body is the one you already have, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invest the time now into feeling and looking fitter come summer. You might consider turning up the heat on your current fitness program or trying something new that stretches you— literally and figuratively. You might just discover that you enjoy the new yoga exercise and even stand up a little taller. There’s nothing sexier than a confident woman. Look out, world!
- Love your locks.
Maybe it’s been over a year since your last haircut (thanks, COVID-19). Or maybe you want a flirty cut or color to welcome the new season. Either way, make sure you have the right mix of products on hand to help with hydration and to keep split ends at bay.
- Lighten up your beauty routine.
Move on heavy foundations — summer is all about a minimalist approach and blemish-free skin. For example, you might invest in a light-tinted moisturizer or BB cream paired with a soft blush and bronzer for a beach baby look without the damaging effects of the sun. Don’t forget the waterproof mascara, too!
- Dream a little.
There’s something about summer that lightens the spirit and makes us more inclined to daydream. Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, it seems fitting to check in. What are your hopes for the remainder of the year? How will you get there? Reminding yourself of your priorities is a good way to achieve your goals and live the life you’ve imagined.
Here’s to you!