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Whether you’re already thinking about summer or are jetting off for a winter break, your first thought is most probably your beach body. The truth is we all want to look stunning and feel confident on the beach. But when we have our bodies out, that’s the time that we are most prone to low self-esteem.

Strutting around in underwear like garments, that show off almost every inch of your body, is never going to make you feel great. This is especially true if you are someone who compares yourself to others – something that most of us are guilty of at one point or another.

That being said, it is possible to feel comfortable and confident on the beach, it’s just a case of being selective about what you wear. To help boost your beach body confidence, here are a few fail safe ways that you can wow at the beach.

Slim down with shimmer

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A quick fix for slimming down certain areas of your body before hitting the beach is highlighting shimmer. Body shimmer is amazing for helping to slim your arms and legs, just make sure not to apply too much. Otherwise, you’ll look like you doused yourself in glitter.

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Tip: Before applying body shimmer, take the time to exfoliate your arms, legs and body. That way, you’ll remove any dead or dry skin cells, and will make your skin look healthier and happier.

Go waterproof with your makeup

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On beach days, don’t make the mistake of wearing a full face of makeup. Bikinis and mascara really don’t mix, especially when the mascara is running down your face. While it’s best to go minimal when it comes to beach makeup, you don’t have to forego it altogether.

Opt for natural looking makeup that brings out your skin’s natural beauty, and makes your face look lovely and fresh. For the perfect beach look, opt for tinted moisturizer, translucent powder, and waterproof eyeliner. Oh, and of course, sun protecting lip balm.

Pick the perfect beachwear

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When it comes to selecting your beachwear, it’s essential that you get it spot on. The key to beach fashion success is opting for pieces that are slimming, boost your confidence and are full of pattern and color. For your swimwear, you have the choice of bikinis or a one piece. Don’t follow what everyone else is wearing, pick swimwear that you feel confident in. I prefer high waist ones, since it hides your tummy especially when you eat crap at the beach.

Invest in the perfect coverup

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Don’t forget to pop a cover up in your beach bag, this can be a kimono or dress, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you look and feel good in it. As well as a cover up, a few well thought out accessories are also crucial. A fedora style hat, a pair of sunnies and some chic sandals are must-haves.

Perfect your hairdo

If you want to look and feel good on the beach, don’t forget your hair. If you’re lucky enough to have hair that turns into beautiful waves the minute it gets within an inch of salt water, leave it down. If, however, your hair is prone to frizzing or tangling, it’s best to wear it in an updo or braid to keep it looking good. For beautiful beach hair, a French braid is ideal. I personally love wearing my turbans.

There you have it! Now you are all ready for your winter or summer vacay. Just use these tips above, and trust me, all eyes will be on you.

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