You know that saying “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”? Apparently it’s not just about studying for your exams and writing your weekly grocery list. If you’re daydreaming about how amazing you’ll look on the beach in that bikini (diet starts tomorrow!), here are a few ways you can kickstart that prep for summer right now. In winter. While it’s cold.
1. Remove unwanted hair
Have you ever wanted to try laser hair removal but can’t because you have camping trips and beach days planned? Well, guess what? Winter is here and it’s the perfect time to try it. Since most of us tend to spend less time in the sun in winter, it’s a very convenient time of the year to start laser hair removal, which requires you to keep covered up during your treatment.
2. Treat your skin
If you suffer from acne, you’ll no doubt be aware of the fact that you can’t expose yourself to direct sunlight while on some treatments. If you’re in need of an intense acne treatment, or would just like to have some pigmentation removed in time for summer there’s no better time to get to the beauty spa.
3. Drink more water
We all know we should be drinking at least two litres of water a day, but do we really do it? (Spoiler: no.) If you regularly feel dehydrated then listen up. Drinking your eight glasses will give you clearer skin, less bloating, more flushing of toxins and fewer hunger pains. Winter is the perfect time to up your hydration so sip on caffeine-free tea, warm lemon water and start the habit of having a glass of water before every meal.
4. Hydrate your hair
Did you know that, along with your skin, your hair also suffers from sun damage? Inject some life back into it throughout winter with regular hair masks and treatments. And wear a hat as well. A cute one, of course.
5. Recharge your vitamin D stores
If you’ve got your laser hair removal and facial treatments under control, go out and enjoy the sunshine without the sweat and awful QLD humidity! You actually do need at least a LITTLE sun to keep your vitamin D levels in check so getting your fix without actually melting is bliss.
6. Get into a workout routine
If you can stick to a workout routine throughout the chilly-I just-want-to-binge-watch-Outlander winter, you can most definitely keep it up in summer. Why not get into the habit now? And if you need another reason to start that 12-week challenge you’ve been eyeing off, just think about what season will hit in three months’ time. Hint: Starts with S, ends in PRING.