By Style Guide Vera Sweeney
I realize summer has nearly passed, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t stay bikini ready. Who knows? You just might find the tropical getaway deal of a lifetime while surfing online!
There are a few basic steps that you can do to ensure your skin is ready for all that… exposure.
Bikini Body Beauty Tips #1: Exfoliate
It’s important to shed all that dry skin that you’ve been collecting. Consider a body exfoliating scrub like the Rub 'N Buff Salt Scrub from OLE HENRIKSEN. Not only will it smooth and calm your skin, but it will also release body tension thanks to the added lavender oil found in the product.
Bikini Body Beauty Tips #2: Prevent ingrown hairs
Before you shave your bikini line, be sure to wash the area first. Then pull the razor in the direction of your hair growth. Not every section is the same. One side of your leg might be growing in a different direction than the other. It’s important to shave in the same direction each time.
Bikini Body Beauty Tips #3: Use the right razor
Be sure to opt for a razor or epilator that offers multiple blades and built in moisturizer. There’s nothing less flattering than a leg filled with nicks and cuts. As soon as the blade begins to dull, replace it.
Bikini Body Beauty Tips #4: Consider self tanner
I recently spent a few days with a friend who had an amazing tan… that was from the bottle. Sun is a naturally dark tanning lotion for a sun-bronzed look without the sun. In just three hours, you too can show off a darkened glow thanks to Sun’s natural sugar-based formula.
Bikini Body Beauty Tips #5: Moisturize frequently
I remember many, many moons ago I was watching ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and the wife of the show was pouring moisturizer all over her body while in bed. Raymond was making fun of her and truth be told – so was I. 15 years later… I get it. I so so so so get it. Nowadays, I keep a huge bottle of moisturizer on my nightstand and every night I make sure I’m lotioned up from head to toe. Make this part of your nightly routine. Your bikini body will thank me later. J