How you look directly reflects how you feel. Yet for many of us, feeling sexy in our swimwear is easier said than done. Why is it that speaking kindly and lovingly to your own body is one of the greatest challenges, yet hyping up your girlfriends comes so naturally? We fail to recognize the strength and power that our own body has and all of the amazing things it can do.
All bodies are not the same and that itself is something to celebrate. Feeling sexy in your swimwear starts with you and the way you treat your mind, body and soul. Listed below are a few BeachCandy Swimwear tips on how to feel beach ready and sexy in your swimsuit.
- Take Time to Get Ready
Like feminist and civil rights leader Audre Lorde once said, “self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” And what better way to keep yourself youthful and happy than with a few extra minutes of “you time!”
- Stay Hydrated
Regardless of your body type, you should be drinking at least 11.5 cups of water a day–if not more–to stay hydrated and feel your best. Staying hydrated can help you fight infections, boost your energy, get rid of body toxins, improve your heart health and overall, your productivity.
Whether living in a tropical destination or traveling to warmer locations, the sun can only cause greater dehydration and potential fatigue. Therefore, drinking water and staying hydrated is necessary to help you look and feel your best.
- Exercise Your Mind and Body
Physical activity of at least 30 minutes a day can significantly improve both your mental and physical health. Whether it’s taking a walk down by the beach, attending your favorite workout class or doing a quick workout at home, 30 minutes of physical activity is important.
Physical exercise can improve your mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and negative mood as well as improving self-esteem. In addition to exercising your body, it’s important to exercise your mind. Some easy ways to boost your mental health may include listening to podcasts, daily readings of your favorite book and practicing mindful meditation.
- Speak Kindly to Yourself
Sexiness is a mindset. Rather than talk down to yourself and criticize the parts of your body you wish were different, use positive self-talk. Practicing positive self-talk can easily improve your self esteem and your relationship with your body, ultimately helping you feel confident and sexy.
You are your own worst enemy and the more you vocalize those harmful and negative criticisms toward your own body, the more you’ll feel uncomfortable and discouraged in yourself. Being sexy can mean a lot of things, but to be sexy you have to learn to be kind to yourself first.
NILO Underwire Bikini Top & KIMBERLY Full Coverage Bikini Bottom in Wild Thang
- Make Sure to Wear a Quality Swimsuit
Quality is everything when it comes to wearing a bathing suit that makes you feel sexy. Comfort is sexy and you should never compromise that on something so revealing as a swimsuit! A bikini should not only serve as style, but as function.
Whether looking for a classic high-waisted bikini bottom to draw attention away from your problem areas or a supportive string bikini top to create the illusion of a bigger bust, finding a swimsuit that fits your style is the first step to feeling sexy. Be sure to shop our world famous fits and find your perfect swimsuit!
Want to know how to have a bikini body? Wear a bikini on your body! Now you have a bikini body. :)
- Style Your Hair in a Way That Makes you Feel Comfortable
Whether exploring new tropical destinations or lounging by the pool, being comfortable is key. Beyond wearing quality swim pieces, styling your hair in a way that makes you feel comfortable and clean poolside is an easy way to help you feel sexy.
From a slicked back bun to a high ponytail, there are countless hairstyles for you to choose. And if you're looking to spice up your hairstyle, try adding a fun beach hat–like our BORA BORA Straw Beach Hat–for a playful, sexy look and added sun protection.
- Bring Your Favorite Beach Accessories
An easy way to feel sexy in your swimwear is by personalizing your style with your favorite beach accessories.
Whether sporting a pair of statement eyewear–like our DAGGERWING Sunglasses by IVI–or accessorizing with decorative jewelry–like our CHARMED Stacking Bracelets–you can easily elevate your look with beach accessories to help you feel more confident and sexy when wearing a swimsuit.
ALEXA Triangle Bikini Top & ALEXA String Bikini Bottom in Emerald
- Glisten and Glow With Your Favorite Clean Sunscreen
The most simple step to staying young, healthy and sexy is by wearing your favorite clean sunscreen. Though the sun provides us with endless warmth and that summertime glow, its damaging UV rays can do more harm than good. Without the right sun protection, you could be at risk of premature aging and/or skin cancer. Feeling sexy means feeling healthy, and what better way to be both than by using proper sun care?
- Make Sure to Always Carry our MARIA Sarong Wrap With You
To ensure you feel comfortable and covered as you saunter in your swimsuit, make sure to always carry a cover up–like our MARIA Sarong Wrap–with you. This versatile and lightweight sarong wrap comes in a variety of colors that pair well with any and all styles of swimwear. Perfect over a one piece swimsuit or bikini, it’s a must for any pool party.
Be sure to shop our website and follow us on Instagram at BeachCandy Swimwear to find swimwear that is sure to make you feel sexy and bikini ready!
Written by Rena Saccacio