Are you Bikini Ready?

It’s May, and that means bikini season is almost around the corner. You’ve already spent hours on the Victoria’s Secret website trying to decide whether you’re going to strut some fringe or opt for flounce! You want to be daring and try those Dolce & Gabbana high-waisted floral bikini bottoms without looking like a complete pollock, but you also want to keep it Côte d’Azur chic in that gorgeous white one piece with the mesh cutouts. Either way, one thing’s for sure: you want to look like an ultimate beach babe. Here are a few guidelines I put together so you can hit the beach with a splash!

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First and foremost, you’re going to have to “drop it like a squat”. Try the 30-day squat challenge for the perfect beach bum. Maybe throw in some lunges too! I’m think 3 sets of 12, twice a day, for those buns of steel. Come on, it’s not asking too much- is it? 

Substitute that morning coffee you think you can’t go without, for a nutrient-packed green smoothie. My green juice consists of celery, apples, cucumbers, kale, ginger, and parsley. My aunt has thick beautiful hair, and she is absolutely convinced its because of the ridiculous amounts of tabbouleh she has had over the years. Which brings me to my next point… 

Book an appointment at your hair salon for a treatment session. I have very fine hair and it tends to get really dry in the cold winter months, especially in Amman. I like to use Redken’sIntense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask” to rejuvenate my highlights and leave my hair looking shiny. 

Invest in a body scrub for silky smooth skin. Exfoliating will get rid of dark spots and those pesky ingrown hairs! My favourite is Kiehl’s gently exfoliating grapefruit body scrub. It’s not too harsh on the skin and leaves my skin feeling as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Follow up with a gentle moisturiser to put that sports illustrated cover girl to shame!

This is a no brainer: Book a mani/pedi. 

Increase your water intake and stay hydrated. I find that no matter how much water I drink, it’s never enough. Water does wonders for your skin and body. 

Slather on the sunblock! With an SPF of at least 30. I promise that you’ll tan gradually and safely. Damage from the sun is irrerversible, and sunblock protects you from harsh sun rays that leave you with sunspots and wrinkles. 

And lastly, be happy. Nothing is sexier than a beaming smile.