Although summer is still a few months away, you need to start working out and planning your wardrobe for that much-coveted and long-awaited summer trip to the beach. If you want guys to swoon over you like bees to a flower, then you have to follow the tips below to look sizzling and scrumptious this summer:

Go Short And Sexy

During summer, short and revealing outfits are in. You do not want to wear sweatshirts and pants when you jog around the park or walk your dogs to beach this coming season because of the hot weather. Instead, very short pants, tank tops, mini skirts, and halter tops are what you want to be caught wearing. However, do not go overboard. The hot weather is not an excuse for you to look like a tramp. If you are the conservative type, flowing summer dresses and bohemian-style long skirts can also make you hip and sexy without revealing too much skin.

Tone Your Body

Since bright and light-colored bikinis are ideal in the morning and afternoon, you need to make sure that you are doing something about toning your muscles and tightening flabby areas in your body now. Pay particular attention to your upper arms and thighs because no fashionable swimsuit can help you hide the flab in your arms and thighs.

Push-ups, weight lifting, crunches, and lunges will assist in strengthening your muscles and toning your body. If you are not a gym buff, enrolling in belly dancing, salsa, and dirty dancing classes are good ways to sweating out and having fun. Swimming, playing volleyball and other sports are also activities that are effective in building muscle mass and working out your cardiovascular fitness.

Don't Forget To Hydrate

Drink plenty of water. This will not only help promote proper waste disposal, but assist in hydrating your skin from the inside as well. During late spring to mid summer, you will be prone to sweating. Thus, you need to increase your water intake during these months to prevent being dehydrated. Individuals who are dehydrated usually have dry and listless skin.

Prep Your Skin

During the hot summer months, your skin is more prone to dryness, irritation and sunburn. As early as now, you need to start applying moisturizer to make your skin feel smooth and soft to the touch. No matter how sexy you look in your bikinis, guys will not go gaga over you if you have acne and other skin blemishes.

Bring Protection

With the thinning ozone layer, exposure to UVA and UVB rays from the sun can promote premature skin aging. If you have a fair complexion, you need to apply maximum protection from the sun because you have an increased risk of developing skin cancer.
If you are going to the beach, make sure that you bring a waterproof sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 70. For city use, a sun block with 30-50 SPF is acceptable. You can also increase your sun protection by using make up, foundation, and moisturizers that can protect you from the harsh rays of the sun. Lastly, it may be wise to stay out of the sunlight from ten in the morning until three in the afternoon to prevent being exposed to harmful UV rays.

Accessories such as caps, sun visors, hats, scarves and even umbrellas are also good ways to shield your skin from being exposed to the big red sun. It is also advisable to wear a good pair of sunglasses so the sensitive areas surrounding your eyes will be spared from sun damage like skin discolorations, wrinkles and age spots. Using a good moisturizer for the eyes, such as Eyevive, can also help reduce the aging effects of the sun.

Author's Bio: 

Janet Martin is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the premiere online news magazine www.thearticleinsiders.com