5 Bikini-Ready Beauty Tips for Spring

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

--Guest Post By Cindi Lewis

Summer is just around the corner and that means it is time for women to start making their skin and bodies gorgeous and bikini ready. Being hidden for so long in the cold weather means many women take a little holiday from their grooming; many women view winter as a welcome vacation from their razors.

Additionally, harsh, dry winter weather takes a toll on a woman’s skin, meaning it might be dry, cracked and not looking its best. Now that the weather is warming up and the bikinis are coming out, it is time to get your skin in tip top shape for the beach and pool using these five tips for summer ready skin.

Bikini Ready Beauty Tips - Girls in Bikinis at Lake

Hair Removal
One of the most important things you can do for your skin this summer is to get the hair off of it. Most body hair is considered unsightly. No one wants the hair under their arms to show and the hair on their legs needs to go. In addition, you need to control your bikini line to maintain a level of appropriateness and sexiness at the beach.

If you go the waxing route, try a salon where professionals can remove your hair and make you gorgeous; always make sure to have hair removed via wax at least 24 hours prior to putting on your bikini to give your skin time to heal from the wax. You don't want your arms, legs and bikini line to be red while you’re at the beach.

Get the Best Shave
For the best possible shaving results this summer, you should take a warm bath or shower prior to shaving to soften skin and hair so that it is easier to shave off. Start the shaving process by exfoliating with a loofah and moisturizing with cream and then shaving with a sharp, new blade. This will provide the best possible results.

Winter weather makes skin dry and pale. The best way to make it silky smooth again is to exfoliate. Using a gentle, exfoliating body scrub everyday in the shower will have your skin looking smooth, sexy and gorgeous just in time for bikini season.

You Glow Girl
Winter is not the optimum time to work on your tan and tanning beds provide cancerous results that women just don’t want. Before you hit the beach, slowly rid yourself of your pasty winter skin by replacing it with a soft glow. Jergen’s makes a gradual self tanning lotion that slowly brightens skin with daily use in five to seven days. Apply after showering each day for the best results and a soft, subtle glow.

Pretty Feet Please
It's easy to forget about your feet since they’re under cover all winter; but during the summer, they are in plain view for everyone to see. Make your feet look as gorgeous as the rest of your body by ridding them of dead skin. Do this at home by soaking your feet in a container filled equally with warm water and warm milk, which naturally removes dead skin. Add a little color to your toe nails and you are ready for summer.

Gorgeous skin is the foundation for a gorgeous girl; the best thing you can do for your skin this summer is to keep it safe with sunscreen. You will thank yourself for doing yourself this favor in 20 years.

Cindi Lewis writes for Glossy an organic skin care and beauty products online retailer.