7 ways to boost body confidence in summer
We all struggle with self-confidence. OK, so maybe Miranda Kerr doesn’t, but most of us do. This battle is heightened during the warmer months, namely because of the sweat-inducing heat and the skimpy outfits that go along with it.
In an attempt to help bin your body woes just in time for the pool and party season, we’ve gathered seven ingenious tips to help you feel good about yourself when the hot weather finally decides to stick around for the long haul.
7 WAYS TO BOOST BODY CONFIDENCE IN SUMMER
#1. Use a hard-working deodorant.
We can’t stress this one enough. If you smell fresh, you feel fresh, and then you automatically ooze confidence as a result. But if you perspire a lot, apply your anti-perspirant both day and night – it’ll be more effective that way. Try: Rexona Confidence Aerosol.
#2. Purchase clothes that make you feel fabulous.
If your wardrobe is full of clothes that make you feel less than sensational, you’re doing yourself no good whatsoever. By investing in pieces that work with your body type – and hide your problem areas – you’ll find yourself filled with excitement each morning rather than dread.
#3. Get a spray tan every few weeks.
Yes, you could do it at home, but why not treat yourself to a professional faux tan every now and again? You’ll look and feel instantly slimmer, and any imperfections (read: veins, bruises and cellulite) will be camouflaged. Follow up with weekly top-ups at home to maintain your sexy summer radiance. Try: St.Tropez Professional Spray Tan if you’ve got the night free, or Tuscan Tan Rapid Amino 90 Spray Tan if you’re in a rush to become a bronzed goddess.
#4. Avoid heavy, fried foods.
Luckily for all of us, our palette tends to crave lighter, healthier meals during the warmer months, helping to prevent weight gain and bloating. Nonetheless, ditch the French fries for fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meats and you’ll be feeling better in your clothes before you know it.
#5. Work up a solid sweat.
Find an exercise you love – be it running, boxing, surfing or rock climbing – and stick with it. You’ll not only love the happy endorphins that result, but your body will become leaner and stronger, which we all know is a wonderful confidence booster.
#6. Ensure you're always fresh ‘down there’.
Just like our underarms need deodorant, our vaginas need a little extra attention in summer as well. Make sure you’re cleansing the area at least once a day, and keep a packet of Vagisil Gentle & Soothing Wipes in your handbag for an on-the-spot freshen up. You’ll feel better once you do, trust us.
#7. Remember to always have fun.
Negative thoughts have the power to ruin your day when it comes to self-confidence. Make a pact with yourself to embrace your body – it’s the only one you’ve got – and never let it hold you back from enjoying yourself. Pool parties, picnics and Sunday sessions at the beach are meant to be enjoyed, so leave the bad thoughts at home and allow yourself to appreciate what this beautiful world has to offer.
Do you struggle with body confidence in summer? What are your tricks for feeling good when the warm weather hits?