5 Simple Ways To Get Bikini Ready From Home

Written by

Leith Tigges

1:00 pm
05/30/17

Photograph Via Minnow Swim

No matter what part of the country you live in, it’s clear that warm summer days are ahead. And, chances are, prep for this year’s bikini body might be sitting high on your to do list. No need to go to extremes or get overwhelmed. We’ve gathered a few simple tips and tricks to help jumpstart the process at home! Take a peek at our list, below, and get ready to go swimsuit shopping.

Get active: Get moving! You don’t necessarily have to work out every day or for hours at a time to see amazing results. Treat your body right and get sweating to release endorphins and boost your mood. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Ride your bike instead of driving. Whether it’s a hike with the family or a group fitness class, your body will thank you now and later.

Clean up your diet: Snacking on junk food or indulging in a giant cheeseburger with extra fries can be nice every now and then, but it’s more important to fuel your body properly by giving it the nourishment it craves! Don’t feel as though you have to follow the latest weight-loss trends or subscribe to any fad diets. Instead, try to incorporate fresh, local foods into healthy, balanced meals as often as you can. Swap French fries for baked sweet potato fries. Try a smoothie jam-packed with freshness for breakfast. Switch noodles for zoodles (zucchini noodles). Craving something sweet? Have an apple and almond butter with a small piece of dark chocolate. You’ll be surprised just how easy it is to clean up your eating habits.

Drink more water: We’ve all heard this one before, but it’s the cheapest way to get in shape and it’s effective! It’s all too easy to get dehydrated, especially if you run on a busy schedule. Try to aim for at least eight glasses of water a day to flush out toxins and keep your skin glowing, even in the hottest of summer days. Carry around a glass water bottle to help protect the environment, and remind you to keep on sipping!

Exfoliate and moisturize your body: Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it needs attention! If your skin is lacking its natural glow, you can count on a thorough skincare routine for the new season to get things back in order. A gentle exfoliator will help to remove dead skin cells, and a vitamin-packed moisturizer will act as a protective layer to keep you looking and feeling fresh all day long. Bonus points for scooping up one that includes SPF!

Sleep, sleep, sleep: We’ve all heard about beauty sleep, and it’s no myth. Around eight hours of shuteye is ideal to keep your body and mind working properly for the day ahead. You’re more likely to think clearly (and therefore make better choices for your overall health) if you’re well rested. While it can be tough for mamas everywhere to get the appropriate amount of sleep their bodies need, try making this a priority to look and feel your best all summer long.

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