The countdown to summertime just hit zero—that was fast! It’s time for tank tops, cut-offs and, of course, that new bikini. But if you don’t feel quite ready for swimsuit season, never fear! We have you covered from head to toe; just take a look at these five easy tips:
1. Swimsuit up for your body type
Looking good is all about creating an appealing silhouette, so rather than hopping on the latest swimsuit style bandwagon, choose classic styles that accentuate the parts of your body that you love (and downplay problem areas). Getting the right fit is important too—you don’t want to spend your day at the beach constantly tugging and pulling on your suit. Ready to get started? Try this helpful guide with tips on concealing a tummy pooch, flattering a pear shape, and more.
2. Give your seaside style a little TLC
Once you’ve found a suit you can’t wait to show off, pair it with glamorous accessories that will complete your summer style while keeping your skin protected: a wide-brimmed hat for shade, UV-resistant sunglasses (oversize frames are cute and provide extra coverage), and a matching cover up—you deserve it!
3. Use sunscreen (and use it right)!
We don’t have to tell you that sunscreen is an absolute must. But we will anyway, because it’s that important. According to the Cancer Centers of America, more than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer each year. So do all you can to make sure you’re not one of them: Use sunscreen daily. Choose at least SPF 15 (preferably higher), and use enough of it—about 1.5 to 2 ounces (or a shot-glass full) for your whole body. Your skincare professional can help you find a non-greasy, non-irritating product that is safe for your skin type.
4. Make a few tweaks to your diet
There are plenty of ways to look and feel great that don’t require much work! If you’re planning a day at the beach or beside the pool, there are some handy tricks you can implement now to help you look your best, even if you only have a few days left before your trip:
- Avoid excess bloating. Eat meals that are healthy and on the light side, avoiding excess salt and sugar. Using smaller plates and chewing your food well are two other great diet hacks that can help slim you down a bit without feeling deprived and take almost zero effort.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your energy up, reduce your appetite, and improve the appearance of your skin.
5. Get help taming your curves
Ready for a more dramatic boost than a new swimsuit can provide? If you’re tired of stubborn bulges on your body that don’t seem to budge no matter what you do, consider a body contouring procedure. Our skilled doctors are expert in using a range of fat reduction techniques to diminish problem areas and enhance your best curves.
If you are concerned about more modest bulges around the belly, hips or thighs and aren’t quite ready for surgery, consider CoolSculpting. Using innovative technology that freezes fat, CoolSculpting boasts fat reduction with “no surgery, no needles, no downtime.” The procedure takes under an hour and you can immediately get back to your regular daily activities, then watch targeted fat cells gradually melt away over the next few months.
Even given the rise in non-surgical fat reduction, liposuction remains one of the top cosmetic treatments, and for good reason: in the hands of a skilled surgeon, it can truly reshape your body. Improved techniques and technology allow for safe and effective fat removal with a reasonable recovery time. Compared to non-surgical options, liposuction can remove larger amounts of fat and offers more control over shaping.
Whether you simply need help finding a good sunscreen or you are ready to take steps to improve your physique with body contouring, contact us today. We will be glad to discuss your needs and find a solution that best fits your unique needs.