Learn how to be more confident with your body when you go to the beach
Are you the type of person who gets worried when going to the beach is mentioned? Do you lack confidence in yourself and your body?
If so then these following tips may help you embrace the beach instead of fearing it.
If you have to read just one tip out of all these then check out the last one. This is all about your attitude and on how life is short.
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Have a good scrub
This one will make you both look and feel better. Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin, unclogs pores, increases cell turnover and gets the blood flowing around your body. It speeds up the skin’s natural renewal process, meaning your moisturiser will penetrate deeper. Mix up a homemade version using brown sugar and almond oil and scrub gently into the skin using a loofa or washcloth. Your circulation will be ramped up and your skin will be glowing when you hit the beach.
Get a fake tan
If you can be bothered, slapping on some fake tan before you head to the beach will hide a multitude of blemishes and can be a good confidence-booster. To ensure it doesn’t look patchy, exfoliate and moisturise first, paying special attention to the elbows and knees. Wear latex gloves to apply the tan as bright orange palms are a dead giveaway. Dabbing Vaseline along your brows and next to your hair line will prevent tide-marks. There has been some suggestion that a chemical called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) found in many self-tanners may cause cancer. If you’re worried, choose one without.
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Get a new swimsuit
For many women, summer fuels body anxiety and the thought of getting in a swimsuit can be triggering. A study from Flinders University in Australia found that, for women, even imagining trying on swimsuits can bring on a low mood. “Self-objectification has a variety of negative consequences: always worrying about how you look, shame about the body and it is linked to eating disorders and depression,” said study researcher Marika Tiggemann. While change will ultimately come from within, treating yourself to a new swimsuit will help. Allow lots of time and take along a friend for support. From one-piece wonders to boy shorts and tank tops, there will be one for you.
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