What You Can Do to Prepare for Swimsuit Season

As much as we can’t wait for summer, the fact that we will have to be in a swimsuit always seems to catch us off-guard. It is never too early to start prepping for swimsuit season, and with these tips you could ready to show off your bikini-ready body at any time!

Sit and Stand Up Straight

By simply improving your posture you can lengthen and appear to take pounds off your middle area. Also, sitting and standing straight will help build your core muscles which will then support your lower back.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Nothing compliments a gorgeous outfit or swimsuit like beautiful, glowing skin. In order to look your best when you’re showing more skin than normal, take time to truly exfoliate your outer layer. Various scrubs can do the trick as can minor treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Cut Out Sodium and Carbs from Your Diet

Sodium-rich foods such as chips, pretzels, some soups and highly-processed snacks can bloat your tummy and make you feel awful. Try to avoid any sort of “white” product such as white bread, rice and potatoes. Get a healthy amount of carbs in whole grain options like quinoa, oats and brown rice to minimize bloating and keep you full for longer.

Stay Hydrated

Water is so incredibly important for your body to operate correctly. Not only does it release toxins from your system but it also makes your skin glow and may help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Drinking plenty of water during the day will also fill you up and keep you from overeating.

Start a New Exercise Routine

There is something fresh and exciting about a new workout routine that can shake things up a bit. Don’t hit the gym hard expecting to see results in a matter of hours; it isn’t going to happen. Find something that gets you moving and that you enjoy, as well as an activity that maybe works specifically with people looking to shape up for the summer.

Get Plenty of Rest

Sleep is an amazing way to give your body time to repair and heal itself. Getting proper sleep not only helps you function well but it also can make your skin look brilliant and gives you energy to give it all you got at the gym.

Take Your Vitamins

Is your body getting all the nutrients it needs? Probably not. The best way to make sure your body has everything it needs to perform and look amazing is feed it the proper vitamins.

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