Beauty 11 months ago
How to Look Better Naked
Let’s just cut to the chase: we all wanna look damn good naked.
When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good – I don’t make the rules! Now, we all can’t look like Calvin Klein underwear models, and I don’t think we all should either, but taking care of your skin, eating healthy and working out can make you feel amazing and confident.
While working out 7 days a week and eating totally clean can be a little unrealistic… there are a lot of smaller things you can do to look and feel great in your birthday suit – or bathing suit!
Keep scrolling to check out what my tips to look better naked are:
Hydrate & Protect
Am I about to tell you to wear sunscreen every day again? You bet I am! Every day, no matter what – rain or shine. This sunscreen from Supergoop! is an office favorite – it seamlessly melts into your skin without leaving an oily or sticky residue behind and actually feels like you have nothing on! Don’t forget your hands, neck, and behind your ears as well!
Ashy dry skin isn’t cute – so remember to moisturize every day! Whether you like body lotion or body oil, slather it all over especially when your skin is damp. Pay extra attention to those spots that can get dry like your elbows and knees. I really love this body lotion from Neccisaré because it’s unscented and full of vitamins which is great if you have sensitive skin as well. It really locks moisture in leaving my skin feeling amazing.
If you all have been following me for a while now, you know that I’m not the best water consumer! I have to trick myself to drink water via teas or even fizzy water but I try my best to drink as much as possible because I know how important it is for my skin and for my overall digestive health! Putting this as a tip might seem a little bit of a no-brainer, but we could always use a little reminder… so if you’re reading this it’s your friendly reminder to get up and DRINK WATER.
Exfoliate Your Skin
I’ve talked about exfoliating your body a few times now, like in my post about 10 Skin Habits You Should Adopt this Year and when I talked about the 10 (Easy) Steps to Add to your Skincare Routine. However, this will be the first time I talk about exfoliating your BUTT! To clarify- make sure you do a body scrub (or see below for dry brushing) all over your body about once a week to slough off all of the dead skin your body can accumulate… butt (see what I did there) this booty scrub from Anese is so much fun and all natural! The product is super gentle but helps target cellulite, acne and stretch marks. A little scoop lathered up on each cheek feels your booty feeling as soft as, well, a baby’s bottom and all my girls are hooked on it.
I’ve been a fan of dry brushing for a while now, I even wrote a post about the truth behind dry brushing three years ago. You can use the dry brush on its own or add a few drops of oil (I’m loving this one from Diptyque!) to the bristles. Though if you do use an oil with your dry brushing, it’s best to dry brush after the shower so your body can absorb all the moisture.
Dry brushing in upward strokes starting from your feet and moving your way up your body will help with lymphatic drainage, exfoliating, and just making your skin look and feel amazing. Just remember to be gentle!
A little shimmer never hurt anyone! I'm generally not a fan of glitter and shimmer but this body oil from Patrick Ta is actually incredible. It adds just the perfect hint of shimmer without looking like straight up body glitter circa 1999. It comes in different hues, like the two pictured here, and looks gorgeous when it hits the light. It also doesn't transfer from your body to your clothes (or another body 😉) so you know it'll stay put! Wearing it makes me feel like I'm walking around with the pretty filter on Instagram.
So, do you have any tips for looking better naked you want to share with me? Leave your tips in the comments down below and let me know!
Photography by Karla Ticas