May 9, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to Looking Hot on The Beach

For most of us, a trip to the beach is one of the best things about summer. Whether you are off on a family holiday, a relaxing day alone or a fun weekend with friends, a trip to the beach can be an amazing part of your summer. However, many of us worry about looking our best when we shed the layers ready to catch some sun. Looking natural, glamorous and beach ready can be tough, so here’s a handy guide to help you get it just right.

Start Looking After Yourself

The best way to make sure you’re looking great and beach ready is to start looking after yourself all year around. Some of the best ways to do this include:

  • Eating right. A healthy and balanced diet doesn’t mean starving yourself or cutting out certain foods. It means balance. If you eat well the odd treat won’t hurt.
  • Try to add some cardio and strength training to your weekly routine. If you struggle to find time make some small changes to your day to day life, such as walking instead of driving and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. There are also some great videos on YouTube if you can’t get out of the house to exercise.
  • Drink water. Water is a bit of a miracle worker when it comes to looking and feeling great. It’ll help you feel full so less likely to over indulge as well as keeping your skin youthful and tight.
  • Be sure to get a good night’s sleep as often as possible. This will help keep you feeling alert and looking brighter.
  • Look after your skin. Start a healthy skin care routine. This should include using a body brush to remove dead skin cells and boost circulation, exfoliating your face once a week to unclog your pores, moisturizing, cleansing and wearing a high SPF sunscreen when you go outside.

Hair

Simple styles look best on the beach. Go for beachy waves with a little sea salt spray if you want long flowing locks. If you are going to be playing with kids, or running around, consider a simple braid which looks cool and keeps your hair out of the way. Investing in a good leave in conditioner is a good idea if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach as salt, sand and sun can leave your hair dry and damaged.

Makeup

A face covered in heavy makeup isn’t a great idea at the beach. It will be uncomfortable, hot and you could look a bit silly. Instead, opt for light coverage in natural and nude shades. Mix your normal foundation with some moisturizer for a gentle tone which will leave your face soft and healthy. Add some lip balm with added SPF and a sweep of highlighter for a glamourous beachy look.

Swimwear

Getting your swimwear right can be key to both looking and feeling amazing at the beach. There are many options available so you can show as much flesh as you feel comfortable with. Bikinis come in a range of different shapes and sizes but womens tankinis might make a better option if you are going to be running after kids or trying some water sports. If you feel uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to cover up. Adding board shorts or a kaftan can look trendy and glamourous too.

Clothes

Firstly, sand gets everywhere, so take spare clothes. Whatever you wear on the beach, you’re not going to want to be travelling home or to your hotel with sand everywhere. There will be chaffing. If you want to continue your beach style when you cover back up, consider maxi dresses, skirts or beach trousers teamed with a light cami for a stylish and sophisticated look.

When it comes to accessories for both style and comfort you’ll need a hat and sunglasses. Hats with wide brims and some neck cover are safest. And, make sure your sunglasses offer UV protection.

Relax

The best way to look great at the beach is to enjoy yourself. So, whether you are trying some new sports, building sandcastles with the kids, or lying on the beach reading a good book, don’t worry about your look. Smile and relax. Confidence is incredibly sexy. So, put a smile on your face and be proud of your body. You might find that if you act confident, you’ll start to feel it.

Remember, most women (and some men) are worried about how they look. That means they don’t have time to look at you! No one judges at the beach, so strip off, have fun and forget everyone else.

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