There are many tips and methods to being our sexiest selves. However, the introduction of sweltering summer heat makes it all the more challenging. Let author Cassia Rainne teach you “5 Ways to Stay Beautiful and Sexy in the Heat.”
So Fresh and So Cool
Let’s get this one out of the way. It’s summer, it’s hot, and looking sweaty isn’t sexy. There are a number of ways to cool off, or to at least LOOK cooler and not feel or smell like sweaty gym socks. Drink plenty of water. If you don’t, you will dehydrate, and you will feel like death’s welcome mat. You see those travel bottles of spray near the check out, yeah, don’t be afraid to get one and spritz a time or two through out the day. Also keep makeup wipes nearby. Refreshing the face is vital to its health, and it’s the first thing people see. Use blotting tissues to keep excessive oil off the skin as well. If you’re brave enough, let your skin be itself. Translation…no makeup, or the least amount of makeup possible. Makeup, oil and sweat will clog pores and will cause break outs. Break outs aren’t sexy.
In the heat I cannot reason eating a heavy meal; I just can’t. This unrelenting, sweltering heat makes one tired to begin with. So tucking into a massive meaty meal is just going to slow you down even more. Your digestive system will be working over time to get that cheese steak with extra topping from one end to the next. Plus, when we sweat, the scent of food is quite detectable. Stick to yummy smoothies with fresh ingredients; you know local foods, organic, and do this…and not just because it’s #trending. Studies do suggest that eating fresh foods from your own area can lessen spring and summer allergies. Research, ask your doctor; it works for me, I’m just saying.
Oh ladies, our hair. Whether you’re ethnic, whether it’s straight or curly, whether it’s super long and thick or pixie cut, the summer heat wreaks havoc on all hair types. Try to keep it up and back as much as you can. If you do wear it down, you will undoubtedly be using a lot product. Don’t weigh your hair down so much. Again, allow you to be you. If you know your hair is super frizzy in the heat, wear it back. You might love it down, but if you’re doing the French poodle thing, you’ll hate it. You’ll be too conscious of it, and you’ll make yourself miserable and self conscious. Lacking confidence is not so sexy.
Workin’ It Out
Don’t let the summer heat deter you from a workout. It’s still possible to get in that daily run or walk…just change the time. Be mindful of the sun. You don’t want to be out sweltering at noon if you can avoid it. Also, it’s fine to change up your routine. Do more indoor exercising if it’s too hot outside or completely switch it up and try yoga, or pilates, or dare I say the ever dreaded yogalates. You may or may not sweat like a beast in heat, but the day after you do it you will feel like you helped your best friend move.
As soon as it gets warm outside the short shorts come out, the tight low cut tops are as plentiful as landscaper tans. I’m not going to berate you, ladies for wearing what you should or shouldn’t. I’m not even going to mention that some of these shorts could basically be mistaken for swim suit bottoms. I will, however, say that whatever you do choose to wear please remember that sexy is from within. It doesn’t have to be uber revealing, but if it is then make sure that it is for you and not for attention. Trust me, you’re beautiful anyway…and sexy. Hey, you are!
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
It takes time to find a balance and to adjust. It’s an ever evolving art.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I always remember that sexy is inside. Sure clothes and makeup can make a difference, but self confidence is one accessory I never leave home without.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
Accomplishing 8 weeks of yogalates, I’m sorry, THAT’S a rewarding life achievement. And I WILL go back, that’s a goal.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I remain the right to be my version of sexy.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”