As the mild days of May stretch into the scorching days of summer, now is the perfect time to start readying your summertime bod.
Besides a regular, year-round healthy diet and workout regimen, there are a few to-dos for bringing your warm weather body out of its winter hibernation. Sandals, shorts and swimsuit weather calls for a bit of extra attention to the parts that have been hiding for the past few months.
Ready yourselves from head to toe with a few of these essential goods for taking on any outdoor activity, water or land.
Protect your healthy hair:
Harbor your hair's natural glow by applying a UV protecting spray before swimming (in chlorine or salt water) or sun exposure. Boba Botanicals cucumber aloe spray can also be used as a post-pool detangler. Spray Moroccanoil’s Glimmer Shine on dry hair as a finishing spray to produce shine while combating frizz and static.
Protect your healthy skin:
Have you heard? Fair is the new tan. Protect your porcelain glow now and it’ll pay off later in fewer wrinkles and a lesser chance of developing skin cancer. Both major pluses, I think you’d agree.
Wide brimmed hats keep the sun off your face, neck and chest, and one bottle of sunscreen gently formulated for both face and body takes up less room in your pool bag.
Don't be afraid to fake it:
If you must tan, do so without the damage of UVA and UVB. That means trading in a trip to the tanning bed in exchange for a bottle of sunless tanner or a trip to the spray tanning salon. It also means nixing the baby oil before the beach, ladies.
There are lots of formulas to suit your fancy, from lotion to foam to spray. No matter which you choose, be sure to rub it in well and evenly as you apply it, and then wash your hands when you’re through.
Get it waxed:
Get half off 5 different head-to-toe spa services at Got Beauty, including a Brazilian wax treatment for only $25
No one wants to have to worry about a poorly landscaped bikini line. When it comes to dealing with the stuff down there, skip the razor and head straight for the professionals at Got Beauty. Purchase a service voucher now and pamper yourself from head to toe. Hustle up, though! Vouchers are only available for purchase until May 31.
Pamper your tootsies:
I'd venture to guess there are few summer days that your're not wearing sandals of some sort, so at least make sure your feet are presentable. Whether polished or au naturale, groom up any rough skin with a good scrubbing tool then follow it up with a sizeable slather of foot cream. Try the process at night, finished off with a pair of clean cotton socks, and in the morning your feet will thank you.