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    Gaining The Confidence To Flaunt Your Body On The Beach

    You work hard, now it’s time to play hard; by visiting the beach and enjoying the sun, sand, and company of friends and family. Who knows you may even meet someone you like and are physically attracted to while you’re walking the beach. If only it were that easy because many women are quite self-conscious about; how they look and if they have what it takes to grab the attention of people they want to. Getting the confidence to show your body is bikini ready, and in skimpy swimwear feels like an uphill battle at times. Even if you have an athletic figure and you work out regularly, sometimes your mind plays tricks on you, and you begin to raise the standard of what you should or shouldn’t look like. There are certainly some things you can do as a foundation from which to build up your self-esteem from.

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    Sexy bouncy skin
    The models we see on television and in magazines weren’t born like the unicorns they are made to look like; they’re human too. Not everybody has wonderfully healthy looking skin and in fact, to get that glowing look, it takes time and persistence. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it’s quite a volatile environment. The pores are trying to secrete sweat, so we stay cool, while the skin is also trying to stay protected by covering itself with natural oils. These oils do protect us from harm, such as the sun and chemical irritants up to an extent. They also swirl around the dirt and bacteria on the surface. After a shower, rub some cocoa butter or coconut lotion on your skin, to quickly replenish your skin with nutrients. The more you do this, the clearer and bouncier looking skin you’ll get.
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    Unwarranted hair

    Contrary to popular belief, yes, women are hairy. Of course, not nearly as much as men, but the female body does have thin and short hairs all over the body; we are mammals after all. When you’re going to the beach, you’ll be wearing a bikini, and thus these hairs will be out in the open. The most pooling and growth of bodily hair for women is around the private parts, the legs and armpits. You can shave your legs and armpits quite easily at home or anywhere in private really. Yet, for the bikini line, it’s a little more complicated because that area is sensitive. It’s wise not to use a shaver, but rather a pick of bikini trimmers. They have blades that are behind a guard, so you don’t cut yourself, but they still slice the hair at close proximity. Read through these reviews carefully and you’ll get an in-depth review of the pros and cons of each brand and product.

    The two most important things when you’re going to the beach; is to be confident in your own skin and prepare ahead of time. Make moisturizing your skin with the added aim of clearing your skin as part of your routine; especially after showering. It’s okay not to be as smooth as a baby’s bottom ‘naturally’ since human beings biologically grow hair all over our bodies. For the extra bit of confidence in your bikini; trim your hair. Wherever you want to not be so self-consumed with how you might appear to the guys sharing the beach with you.

  • InLifestyle

    Sensational Summertime: Head To The Beach- And Leave Your Insecurities At Home!

    With summertime well underway, now is the perfect time of year to get out and about with friends and make some incredible memories. On a warm day, there are few settings that are perfect to do this than at the beach. Sunbathing, swimming in the sea, beach games and enjoying a picnic with an ice cold drink- bliss! However, when you’re insecure about your body it can detract from the fun a little, especially if you spend more time worrying about how you look than actually enjoying yourself. Here are a few ways you can help to improve your body confidence.

    Live Healthily

    Most of us set health goals as we welcome in the new year, but when it’s January and the weather is bleak, bikini season feels like a long way off. It’s so easy to keep gobbling delicious foods while hiding under our many layers of clothes. But when the weather warms up and the sun comes out, it’s actually a lot easier to live more healthily. You actually feel like getting out of the house and doing things, and stodgy warming meals are replaced with much lighter and fresher choices. Lace up your sneakers and go out and do things. You’ll quickly tone up and shed any excess weight- and even a small drop in your body fat or a change in physique can be enough to really boost your confidence. If you’re not overweight but have stubborn areas of fat that you’re unable to shift, according to liposuction or liposculpture could help you contour your figure. Since there are loads of non-invasive techniques out there, from fat freezing to lasers. There’s very little recovery time; meaning you could be out on the beach enjoying your new shape in a matter of days.

    Find The Right Swimwear

    When it comes to clothes, you can cleverly hide and disguise your least favorite parts of your body with the pieces you pick. While there’s much less room for maneuver when it comes to swimwear, it’s still completely possible. Choosing the right swimwear to flatter your shape will give you a huge confidence boost. This article on states how you should dress for your shape and not just for what’s in style or based on what others are wearing. For example, very few can truly get away with a string bikini! So if you have areas of yourself that you don’t like; putting one on will only set you up for disappointment. You could go with a one piece, swim dress or tankini if you want to cover up a little more. Otherwise, you could opt for a traditional bikini or replace bikini briefs with boy-short style bottoms or a swim skirt. Alternatively, you could use cover-ups such as sarongs and beach dresses for when you’re not in the water. Spend some time working out what the best choice is for you.

    Practice Improving Your Confidence in General

    If you suffer from low self-esteem or poor confidence in general; you’re always going to struggle when it comes to wearing swimwear. Whether you’re thin as a rake, super curvy or anywhere in between, be confident enough to get out there during this summertime and enjoy the beach without letting the way you look hold you back. suggests that confidence is a skill that you can improve over time, so try to be as positive as possible and surround yourself with people who make you feel great. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or other mental health issues that affect your confidence; speak to your GP for advice.

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  • InSkin Care

    3 Simple Cellulite Busting Tips

    We all have to face facts that cellulite happens to the best of us. That doesn’t change the fact, however, that most of us hate it and wish the darn stuff would magically disappear. We all know, however, that sadly it’s just not that easy.
    We are inundated with fancy and expensive creams claiming that they can eradicate our orange peel skin within a few weeks. We’ve tried them and they just don’t work. So what next? Is the fight against dimply thighs and bottoms hopeless? Absolutely not. Where expensive creams fail, other more subtle methods prevail, so read on for our cellulite busting tips that actually work.
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    Daily Massages & Exfoliation

    Body brushing, exfoliation gloves and daily massage are the heart of any cellulite busting regime. Though it may seem like a chore to spend 5 minutes body brushing before a shower or spending 5 minutes in the shower exfoliating your body with an exfoliating mitten, let us assure you, it’s well worth the bother.

    Exfoliating, massaging and brushing not only gets rid of dry skin and reveals more youthful, glowing skin, it also works to increase the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in our bodies. Therefore, investing in a super cheap exfoliating body mitt, body brush or even treating yourself to a full on body massage folsom, is well worth the money. You can even make your own homemade exfoliating lotion with coconut oil and salt, so budget is not an issue. Making sure you are stimulating sufficient oxygen to your body and restoring flexibility to your skin is the best place to start in the struggle against cellulite.


    When it comes to truly busting cellulite cardio is king. In a nutshell, the harder you work and the more you sweat, the more fat you’ll burn and the thinner the layer of dimply skin will be in all our typical ‘problem areas’.

    Circuit training is one of the top cardio exercises for women looking to firm up those thighs, tums and bums as they offer short bursts of high-intensity exercise, that prove to be much more effective when it comes to burning body fat. That is apparently due to the fact that your body burns carbs when it needs energy but it burns fat during recovery, in order to produce the energy it needs to help your body recover. Therefore shorter bouts of high-intensity exercise prove to be more effective than more long-winded, more relaxed forms of exercise when it comes to smoothing out those ‘softer’ areas that we’d all like to see gone, once and for all.


    Chugging those glasses of the good stuff is one of the easiest ways to bust cellulite. Drinking two liters of water a day will keep the skin hydrated and will flush out all the toxins that accumulate from an unhealthy lifestyle. Keeping skin youthful and and fresh all starts with what we put in our bodies and water is the pinnacle daily driving force in achieving the gorgeous skin we all desire.