Bikini season isn’t always about the hottest bikinis you’ve been dying to show off on your expensive vacation – it’s the whole package you bring to the beach. Apart from having cute and sexy swimwear, your skin plays an important role when stepping out from the waters half nude. In order to prepare for bikini season, you must follow these simple steps that will make your skin smoother, more glowy and healthier. Impeccable skin makes half the beauty, and you deserve to know some tips and tricks women have been using for centuries. 

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Body Peeling

Lady in a swimming pool.

Before the ‘’catch me by the pool’’ and ‘’find me at the beach’’ season, it’s necessary to prep your whole body in order to avoid unpleasant surprises, such as dry skin and a dull look on your face. Exfoliation is required for keeping a smooth texture, so you better start treating your largest organ in time. One week before your holiday, do the body peel with body scrubs because you know peeling is an important part of skincare routine if you aim for radiant and fresh skin. Body exfoliation is important because, during the peeling process, we get rid of dead cells and impurities. However, peeling is more aggressive than standard skin cleansing methods, so it’s recommended to do it once in seven or ten days. After peeling, your skin gets shimmery and healthier, it gains elasticity and its tonus increases. It would be best to prep your skin first, with lukewarm water to open the pores, and then do the peeling. Gentle circular movements are enough during peeling, so don’t be harsh to yourself. There are a lot of scented and great scrubs on the market, but I’m pretty sure you could do it by yourself at home, with the ingredients you didn’t know you had in your kitchen. Decide what your skin needs and then you’re free to buy the rest of the products you need.

Put aside your makeup

Due to high temperatures, we tend to skip wearing too much makeup for many reasons. It’s unnecessary, tacky and no one likes to have a melting face look after a few hours. If your skin is prone to acne, there’s no point in concealing them with a lot of makeup products. What you really need is great skincare, plus it wouldn’t be bad to undergo some cosmetic treatments along the way. There are many great ways of removing acne and sunspots. For example, the Cosmelan treatment is a safe and non-invasive procedure that treats various skin conditions and gives you a clearer and brighter complexion. 

Hydrated skin should be your number one priority

Lady on a boat in a swimsuit.

During summertime, it’s crucial to use moisturizing creams day and night. Identify the best cream according to your skin type and stick to it. Also, it would be desirable that the creams you use contain an SPF, at least 30 because you should never go out without protecting your skin. Most importantly, the skin should be hydrated from the inside as well, so drink water as much as possible. If you opt for the beauty treatments, try microdermabrasion that removes layers of dead cells from the skin and stimulates circulation. It improves the appearance of sun damage, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin conditions.

Body lotions

Properly hydrated skin is soft, gentle, and has no thickening. The daily use of body milks and lotions is important if you want to maintain the silky skin texture. Most importantly, don’t neglect the elbow and heel area, because they need to be nurtured too. Also, your arms need extra care because they are the most exposed to the sun (as well as your face). An anti-cellulite gel is also recommended for the ladies who are self-conscious about these little imperfections, although every woman deals with the same problem.  It’s also important to note that smooth skin can’t be achieved without hair removal, but make sure to do that at least a week earlier to avoid inflammation of the bikini zone. 

In the (bikini) zone

The bikini zone should be waxed every three to six weeks, but you should start a few months before the summer season. Over time, your hair will get weaker as a result of the wax used, so the distance between each treatment will be prolonged. It’s not recommended to go to the beach right after hair removal, because you need some time to soothe the red area with the right creams and prevent an unattractive, inflamed bikini zone.

You’ve read everything you needed to know for this season, so good luck and don’t forget to have the time of your life! 

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