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By Hilary Sheinbaum
Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer and swimsuit season, but preparing for the sunniest months usually starts weeks in advance. While a new workout routine or method, a modified diet, and a fresh wardrobe may be in the pipeline, there are also products that don’t require a significant time commitment.
Whether you’re looking to catch some waves, soak in rays, shed layers of clothing — or commit to all of the above — there are some helpful items that can assist in the pursuit of your goals. Read on for products you’ll want to try to get bikini ready ASAP.
LoveWellness Bye Bye Bloat
On hot days, being by the water is relaxing — but water weight within? Not so much. In addition to helping rid water weight, Bye Bye Bloat supports the digestive system while addressing bloating from hormones and food, too. (It’s full of digestive enzymes, organic ginger, dandelion, and fenugreek.) With two capsules: cheers to comfortably enjoying your time by the pool (ocean or lake) and eating your snacks, too!
Goop G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
Before hitting the beach, hit the shower. And before scrubbing down with body wash, brush up your skin to sweep away dead skin cells. Firmly apply the G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush in circular motions, in upward small strokes —- from your feet, in the direction of your heart. The ritual stimulates and exfoliates skin. Even if your schedule is more laid back during summer, you don’t need to stress over carving out time. Thankfully, it takes a mere 3 to 5 minutes for smoother, more glowing skin.
Bliss FabGirl Firm Body Firming & Contouring Cream
A workout routine might run between 20 min. and an hour, but a quick 20-30 second application of FabGirl Firm Body Firming & Contouring Cream can tighten skin, tone, improve texture and enhance your body’s natural contours. Caffeine and botanicals power this full-body product without parabens, phthalates, and SLS. Easily work this into your summer beauty routine, using it once in the morning and once in the evening (in circular motions) for best — and instant — results.
Athena Club Razor Kit
Whether you regularly shave, wax, or laser — if hair removal is part of your bikini-ready regimen at all — a razor is great to have on hand for last-minute stragglers or a quick shave. The Razor Kit comes with two five-blade cartridges, one ergonomic razor handle, and one magnetic hook (to store in the shower, or wherever you usually shave).
Blade skin guards include shea butter and a serum that soothes skin. It’s so seamless: you might not even need shave cream. Not only will you avoid nicks and cuts at home: you can steer clear of a store, too. The company ships your next order automatically, based on how often you shave! (Read: no stubble or wait time in between.)