It’s deep winter and if you can’t wait for summer, don’t. Capture that beach-ready feeling all year round and feel like you’re on vacation no matter what the temperature is. Whether you’re taking a mid-winter cruise or just need a little feeling of sunshine in the cold and dark, having a summer-ready body is possible. Follow these tips to keep going and glowing all winter long.
Let Yourself Glow
A weekly visit to a tanning salon will keep a touch of bronze on your skin and a smile on your face. Sunlight will lift your winter blues and make you feel warm all over. If you’re trying to avoid UV rays, try sunless spray tanning. If you just want the warmth, an alternative might be finding a local hot tub, sauna, or spa for a monthly or weekly pick-me-up.
Keep Up the Exercise
Lift your spirits with a regular exercise routine. Cold weather might keep you indoors, so try exercise videos that will help you stay toned and beach-ready. Exercise will improve your mood and help you sleep well through those long winter nights. Try swimming, indoor biking, or even outdoor running when the weather permits.
Be Ready to Bare
Keep your skin summer-smooth all year long with these skin-care tips.
Exfoliate. Use scrubs to exfoliate the dead skin from your legs, arms, and feet to reveal fresh skin below. If your skin is sensitive, do it once a week only.
Moisturize. Dry winter air and indoor heat can strip your skin of moisture, so be lavish with lotions and moisturizing oils. Use a hydration mask for diminished wrinkles and a fresh-looking face. While you’re at it, don’t neglect your hair, which is probably thirsty for moisture too.
Heal Scars. Banish scars and stretch marks. Get ready to flaunt your bathing suit by using silicone sheets or weekly lotions. Biodermis offers some great products that can help with scars and skin healing. These gentle treatments work quickly to reduce scarring and pitting on your skin.
Care for Your Hair
When it comes to your hair, nothing says “day at the beach” like long, loose waves. If you can’t get to seawater, bring sea salt to you in one of the many salt sprays available for purchase. You can even make your own by combining sea salt with water in a spray bottle. If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, you can just spritz it on your damp, finger-combed hair and let it dry. If your hair is straight, braid it, spritz on the salt and let it dry.
Regular manicures and pedicures will make you feel pampered. Your painted toes will bring back thoughts of walking barefoot in the sand. Try bright, summery colors to really capture that by-the-beach mood.
Winter may feel endless, but it really will be over soon. Warm up your winter and be ready for the beach once the summer rays start shining.