So many women refuse to get their bodies out during the hot summer months because they are embarrassed, and when you take a look at all of the things that we ladies have to deal with, you can kind of understand why! There’s cellulite, flabby skin with weight loss, stretch marks with weight loss and gain, in growing hairs, outgrowing hairs, toning, waxing, exfoliating, moisturizing… this list could seriously end up going on for some time!
Of course, as with most things in life, there are a few simple and easy tricks to try and keep our body beautiful routines to a minimum. These tricks could essentially change the entire way that you think of summer and to be more precise, the way you view your bodies at the time of year that you should be getting them out the most!
How to look toned…
Toning is important with any time of year, and although you may relate the word toning to thousands of muscle building exercises in the discomfort of your closest gym, you can actually tone your skin without spending hours busting your gut! The best way to make your body appear toned is to make it smooth, and if you have left everything to the last minute, as usual, and hadn’t quite made it to the gym or beauty salon with enough time to actually enjoy your holiday, here’s a simple tip that you can use in a rush – use a salt scrub three or four times in the week leading up to your holiday, and you will have smooth skin that even a baby would be proud of!
Use salt to detoxify your body and exfoliate your skin
Salt is a known substance to help detoxify. When you combine that with the fact that the textured of the salt will be rough on the skin, you have something that is going to detoxify your body as well as being abrasive enough in a safe way that you can remove the dead skin cells from the top layers of your body. And what happens when you remove dead skin cells ladies? More, newer, better looking skin cells with grow in its place! It’s hardly rocket science now, is it?
More quick fixes
Of course if you have left everything to the last minute, you are not going to want to hear about creams that can take four weeks to take effect, or diets that need 10 days, (and not the 7 that you actually have left) to lose those extra pounds and make you look fabulously smooth; you are going to want something that will work NOW. Well if you can’t make it; fake it!
You don’t need to take shed loads of tanning oils, lotions, creams, mousses etc. on holiday. You just need a couple of select ingredients to perfect the beauty cake that you are trying to create. For example, using something as simple as a highlighter that you would use on your face on an area such as the buttocks, chest, arms or legs can create a mess into something quite beautiful indeed. The instant slimmer – whack a bit of cream on the middle sections of your shin bone, blending as you go, (properly ladies; no one likes “tan lines”!) as well as shading a bit on your inner thighs, sides and along the backs of your arms, you can instantly create a much slimmer figure. It is all about reflecting light and tricking the eyes – you will look thinner. If you don’t believe us, just try it!
Let’s say that you have a week before you finally fly away on that jet plane, and you want to do everything you can to lose a few more pounds, (real or just a trick of the eyes) then you should try these simple tips:
- Pack an extra bottle of highlighter in your suitcase!
- Buy a lot of salt! (To use in the exfoliating scrub)
- Cut down on the carbs
- Detoxify by drinking just water and green tea
- Actually make it to the gym!
We hope this tips help you ladies – get exfoliating, drink plenty of water and actually kick your backside into gear to make the most of the time you have left!
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