Say bye-bye to your one-piece bathing suit and hello to the stringy bikini in search of the sun!
You won’t be hiding under an oversized cover-up or avoiding the surf and sand entirely in favor of the mountains this year. The beach, sun, and waves are waiting for you to change out of your one-piece and into a bikini.
You’ve resolved to be tanned, toned, and taut this summer, and you’re going to own the beach entirely. If you have the body and courage to wear them, bikinis are a great option. Follow the tips below to get the ideal bikini for you. It’s all about being comfortable, flattering, and functional. Best of luck, ladies!
Pick a Bikini That Fits and Flatters Your Shape
If you want to look good in a swimsuit, make sure it’s the proper size, fit, color, and materials for you. Take your closest pal swimsuit shopping with you to find your next bikini, as it’s always good to have a second opinion.
For the best results, follow these steps:
- Before going shopping, get rid of any unwanted body hair. This will give you a more accurate idea of how you’ll look in the costume.
- Work on your tan to figure out which bikini color will compliment your summer skin tone. It’s difficult to pick a bikini color that flatters you if you are three shades darker by the day you wear it.
- Stop critiquing yourself so harshly! Remember that the dressing room’s triple mirrors and strong lighting will detract. In natural beach lighting, everyone looks better. If you should reconsider wearing a two-piece, your girlfriend will tell you.
- When trying on suits, never skip your underwear. While it may give you a better notion of how you’ll seem on the beach, it’s just bad hygiene. Also, wash that bikini after buying it before wearing it for the same reason.
Tan Your Body Safely
The appearance of a tan can give you a sun-kissed, appealing look. Being a bronzed beauty, on the other hand, can be costly.
While increased Vitamin D levels are a natural advantage of exposure to sunlight, a suntan is the skin’s way of indicating that your body has been exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Sunburns, in other words, are symptoms of skin damage, and they can lead to DNA damage and a higher risk of melanoma over time. Additional dangers associated with tanning booths include an increased risk of cataracts and corneal burns.
Self-tanning products are a healthier option when used in moderation. According to research, the use of self-tanning products can be associated with
- fewer sunburns
- lessened sunbathing
- a higher interest to wear protective clothing under the sun
Wearing a bikini in public is akin to wearing your bra and underwear in public, but let’s face it if you’re going to wear one, do so with confidence.
Whether you’re on the beach, at business, or in the classroom, confidence is essential. Who else can you believe in if not yourself—not just how amazing you look, but how wonderful you are as a person?
Communicate your self-assuredness with smiling, good posture, and appropriate eye contact:
- Don’t look down at the ground.
- With your back straight and shoulders back, walk tall. Slouching conveys a lack of confidence and enthusiasm.
- Using “arm barrier” stances can also signal a lack of confidence, even though you would claim that you are doing so because it’s “comfortable.” The “broken zipper” position (hands cupped from across the genital area), the “self-hug” stance or crossing the arms over the chest, and employing an object such as a beach blanket or a large bag as a form of security blanket are three examples of arm barrier positions.
Get Your Pre-holiday Beauty Routine in Check
You’ll never feel more attractive than when you’ve been groomed to perfection before a vacation, so even if you’re not ready to put on your swimsuit yet, you’ll be once you’ve completed your beauty routine.
Whether you have four, three, two, or one week until the beach, cleanse, detoxify, wax, exfoliate, and follow all of your other beauty routines to get your body ready.
In the End, It’s Not About the Swimsuit
Many women have issues with how they view their bodies. Your decision to wear a bikini places you in the minority, and while being in the minority may make you feel uncomfortable, the truth is that you may not be able to wear one all of the time.
While wearing a bikini will undoubtedly attract attention, bear in mind that what matters more is your heart and intellect. What talents can you share with the world? Are you a decent individual? It’s clearly more than a sexy figure.
Remind yourself of your excellent qualities, such as empathy, intelligence, and a sense of humor. Looking and feeling your best and being healthy should hopefully be part of a bigger positive self-perception.
Be self-assured and remember to smile. You’re beautiful on the inside and out.