1. Embrace YOUR bikini body
You may not feel totally confident in swimwear, especially if having children has changed your body. But remind yourself that your body is a souvenir of your life so far, and your children’s birth, and nothing to be embarrassed about! Buy some swimwear you feel great in and know that your body is unique and beautiful. Try your best to love and appreciate it – after all, it’s been through a lot!
2. Be a smooth operator
We’re all guilty of letting our leg hair and bikini line get a little, ahem, out of control in winter, so you may want to choose to remove unwanted hair before you hit the beach.
And thanks to the new Venus Precision Bikini Trimmer, you can remove your bikini line hair with ease – and you won’t miss a patch. The trimmer’s unique 90°-angle head helps you manoeuvre around every contour, while giving you the visibility you need to get the hair from every angle.
There’s also a 5mm comb included so you can trim any remaining hair to a uniform length. Plus it’s small, battery-powered and comes with a travel pouch, so it’s perfect to pack in your suitcase for emergencies!
3. Sand, sand everywhere
Sand looks gorgeous, but it has a knack of getting in every nook and cranny – making you feel less like a goddess and more like the Sand Fairy in ‘Five Children and It’. It’s tempting to rinse off in the sea, but then the sand just sticks to you even more! Instead, try sprinkling yourself with baby powder and then brushing it off. The powder helps dry up the moisture that’s making the sand stick to you, so when you brush the powder off, the sand will come with it.
4. Take care of sea-salty hair
The drying effects of the sun combined with the salty seawater is enough to spend most people’s hair into a panic of frizz and tangles. But this is the perfect excuse to wear a gorgeous summer hat to protect your tresses. Also, when you decide to go for a dip, be sure to comb some conditioner through your locks first to help protect them. When you get out, spritz your hair with water to help dilute the salt, and gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb.
5. Protect yourself
The red lobster look isn’t just painful-looking – burning your skin can cause premature ageing and even skin cancer. So keep yourself topped up with a high SPF. And there’s nothing more glamorous than combining your big sun hat with oversized sunglasses and shading yourself beneath a beach parasol, dahling.
6. Get busy having fun
Of course you’ll forget any inhibitions or insecurities if you’re busy having fun. Build sandcastles with the kids, jump through the waves, play football on the sand… Let’s spend this precious time making memories, rather than worrying too much about what we look like.
What do you like to do on the beach? Let us know in the comments section below. And check out our Venus page to find out more about easy-peasy hair removal.