Many of us are facing the absolutely scorching weather right now, the wedding and summer party season is upon us, and this is when we start going for a dip outside. All of these reasons can add up to us wanting to look our best in and out of our clothes, as the mad dash for the ‘summer body’ begins. *Spoiler alert* – your body in the summer is a summer body. However, if you feel like you want to look a little more sculpted or toned to give you that confidence boost, then there are a few tips and tricks that can help you get there.
This piece will let you know how you can achieve a sculpted look without doing anything drastic.
Read on to find out more.
Fake Self Tanner
There is a reason that bodybuilders and those who go to the gym reach for the St Tropez before a competition or a photo shoot. Fake tan can make us look way more defined because of the shadows and shading it creates. Find one that suits your skin tone and be sure to do a test patch first to see how it would come out – then get slathering. There are plenty of tanners on the market now which are just as good as a professional tan for a fraction of the price – and you get to do it at 2am in the morning last minute when you suddenly remember you have an event to go to the next day. There are also an abundance of options for the depth of the tan, how long it will last, and how long the tanner will take to develop, so be sure to choose the best one for you!
Another tip worth mentioning here is “tantouring”. Yes, it is the hybrid word for contouring with a tan. We all know contouring has come into its own over the past several years, and what was once a celebrity-kept secret is now a technique that many of us use before we leave the house. Take it to the next level by doing your contour routine with a fake tan instead, so it lasts days instead of hours!
Change Your Gym Routine
If you are serious about being toned and sculpted, it is probably safe to assume that you also like to go to the gym, as that is one of the fastest ways you can change your body shape. You might not know that a change in routine can give you really great results faster because it surprises the body. Your body already understands what it is doing in its regular routine as it has gotten used to it but switching it up will help make your muscles think again and use muscle groups that you might not have used much before. This will contribute to your overall toned look!
Non-Invasive Toning Treatments
Non-invasive toning treatments are an excellent option for those who already exercise well and eat healthily but are struggling to shift the last couple of pounds – we all know how stubborn they can be! However, if you have a big day coming up or just need that little extra push in the direction you want to go in, then treatments such as Coolsculpting Elite can help you get there. This treatment works by freezing the fat pockets underneath your skin in any targeted area which you find difficult to shift, and you can expect to see results in as little as 4 weeks.
The fat is simply crystallized by the freezing process and then expelled by your body naturally, meaning that there is no recovery time, very minimal risks, and you can carry on with your day immediately after!
Dry Body Brushing
Dry body brushing has been around for a long time now and offers many promising results for little effort. This technique can help you drain excess water from your body, which will help you look more toned and sculpted by revealing your muscles underneath, and interestingly, it also helps your body to run more efficiently, which will benefit activities such as working out.
Other side benefits include decent exfoliation, which can help your body glow (and become the perfect canvas for self-tanner).
Whatever tips and tricks you are going to try out, remember to love and cherish your body as is it. We all have lumps, bumps that make us feel insecure, and that is what makes us human.