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Ready For Summer: My Ultimate Beach Body Routine

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Ready For Summer: My Ultimate Beach Body Routine

It’s swimsuit season again! Spending time at the beach is the best part of summer, but lots of us feel self-conscious. Let’s be clear – everyone deserves to accept themselves, regardless of shape or size. At the same time, there’s nothing wrong with a little preparation to make you feel great. Here’s what I do before hitting the beach.

Ready For Summer: 

My Ultimate Beach Body Routine 


1. Get an anti-cellulite massage

Cellulite is totally normal. Almost everyone has it – yes, even supermodels. On the other hand, it doesn’t exactly look great in a bikini. So how can you improve the appearance of your skin? Easy! Get an anti-cellulite massage. It breaks down the layers of stubborn fat cells near the surface of your skin. It tightens the area and stimulates blood flow.

If you don’t have the time or money to get a professional massage, you can do it yourself at home. Massage your skin the same way you’d handle pizza dough. By firmly kneading, rolling, and gently pummeling your thighs and buttocks you will encourage fatty deposits to break down. Use some massage lotion or oil. Knead and squeeze for 3-5 minutes.

2. Start dry skin brushing

Dry skin brushing is exactly what it sounds like. It gives your skin a healthy glow and speeds up the body’s natural detoxification process. All you need is a firm-bristle brush. Starting with your lower legs, massage using long strokes in the direction of your heart. Use a firm touch. Go more gently over sensitive areas of your body.

Once you’re done brushing your skin, take a bath or shower. Warm water boosts your circulation and improves the look and feel of your skin. If you’re feeling brave, take a shower and turn the water from hot to cold then back again. This produces an extra-stimulating effect! Do five minutes of brushing per day and you’ll soon notice a difference.

According to Dr. Mercola, dry skin brushing can also be a stress-reliever. If you use slow, rhythmic strokes, it can even be akin to meditation.

3. Go on a bikini boot camp

Let’s get real – you can’t expect to get the body of a fitness model in a fortnight. But don’t despair, because just a few weeks’ training can make a visible difference. A basic routine of lunges, jumping jacks, planks, and other exercises will tone you up. I can testify that this quick guide, plus a couple of cardio workouts per week, will make you look fabulous.

If you find it hard to stay motivated, ask a friend to join you. Having someone else hold you accountable makes it more likely you’ll stick to a workout. Try to make it fun. Mix up your routine by trying a new class or form of exercise if you get bored.

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4. Cut back on processed carbs, alcohol, and sodium

Skip heavy meals, alcohol, and salty foods in the 48 hours leading up to your beach trip. They cause you to bloat, which won’t make you feel great in your swimsuit. Stick to lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and sources of healthy fats such as nuts and avocados. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day for that glowing, dewy look.

5. Get a head start on your tan

We all know that too much sunlight is bad for your skin, and a natural tan means your skin has been damaged. According to the American Cancer Society, UV radiation is a big risk factor for skin cancer. A fake tan is better for your body. Try a gentle, organic product that suits your skin type. Don’t forget to do an allergy patch test first!

Of course, you also need to apply sun cream because fake tan doesn’t usually contain UV protection. You’ll also want to make sure your sunglasses block out harmful sunlight, and it’s also a good idea to invest in a wide-brimmed hat. Heat stroke and headaches are never enjoyable.

6. Build up your confidence!

Everyone wants to feel gorgeous on the beach, but it’s OK to be imperfect! Remember, everyone has their hang-ups, and hardly anyone has a model figure. Try to relax and enjoy your trip.

It may be cliché, but confident people are the most attractive. Give yourself a pep talk, focus on your favorite features, and go out there and have fun. Concentrate on making memories rather than worrying about the size of your thighs.



About the Author:

Clara of Massageaholic



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  1. Hello, thanks for the information. Have a nice day
    xx

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  2. Sounds like a good plan for summer.

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  3. If you want to flaunt your body on a beach in summer days then you need to follow beach body routine. Your article is absolutely to the point for bikini babes who love to flaunt their body. We can also add ‘Yoga Asanas’ in this list which is also very much beneficial. Nice sharing!

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