How to get your body beach-ready in three easy steps

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By Redzhanna Jazmin

Image: Ultra Violette
How to get your body beach-ready in three easy steps

Want to get your body beach-ready before your next holiday? Here’s everything you need to kick back and relax confidently.

Headed off to the beach for a sun-soaked retreat? We’re jealous! To make sure you’re fully equipped for your time-out, here are the three easy steps to follow to get your body beach-ready below:


Step 1: Load up on sun protection

Before obsessing about the way you look, you should be thinking about your skin health first and foremost. You’re guaranteed to catch some rays kicking back at the beach—even through a drizzle. That’s why the first thing you should be packing into your bag is sunscreen. Any old goop won’t do—if you’re planning to be out by the water all day long, you’d better be equipped with SPF, and it had better cover you from head to toe. Here are the essentials:


SHOP: Aesop’s Protective Facial Lotion SPF50, RM255

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This lotion-texture sunscreen is packed with skin-loving goodies, from oil-controlling niacinamide and humectant saccharide isomerate to soothing sage leaf, lavender stem and cedar atlas oils. Make sure reapply it regularly throughout the day (at least once every two hours or every time you go in water!).


SHOP: Ultra Violette Sheen Screen™ SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm, RM66

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This newly-reformulated lippy is your beachside essential. Now equipped with a lip-hugging silicone tip as well as a hint of peppermint flavour, it’s a great way to keep your lips protected and pouty all at once! Plus there are six stunning shades to help you look put together without a full face.


SHOP: Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF40, RM164

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Supergoop!’s beloved formula now comes in a jumbo size made for your whole body! The Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF has the same invisible, weightless and silky formula you’ve come to know and love, and offers SPF40 protection. Keep it by your side for touchups as you relax on the sand.


In addition to topping up on your sunscreen products, make sure you’re staying in the shade as much as possible and also cover up with UPF-protective clothing whenever you can.


Step 2: Get your glow on

Now that you’re all SPF-ed up, getting a tan might be an issue. That’s why you’ll want to get your beach-ready bronzed glow on before you head on holiday. A sunless tan can help to define the features of your body, adding the illusion of tone to your frame no matter how long it has been since you hit the gym. Plus, you’ll be able to get that smug “I’m on holiday” look without having to put yourself at risk of getting skin cancer. It’s a win-win!

SHOP: Coco and Eve Sunny Hunny Bali Bronzing Foam, RM150

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This lightweight, easy-to-use self-tanning lotion applies like a dream, spreading effortlessly to give you the ultimate fake tan without the streakiness. Plus, its green-grey tint base keeps you from looking like an oompa loompa!

PS: You can also use your fake tan to contour your body just as you would contour your face. Go in with a brush to contour your abs and boobs!


Step 3: Tone up and de-bloat

Again, we want to reiterate that you don’t have to be skinny to be beach-ready—all you really need is a cute bikini and some golden sands! That said, bloating is no fun, so we understand if you’d prefer to tackle it head-on to help you feel more comfortable out on the beach.


SHOP: Moom Health De/bloat Supplement, RM159

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Packed with seven herbs and two fruit-based digestive enzymes, this Moom Health anti-bloat supplement helps to relieve uncomfortable bloating in under 60 minutes. Believe us: It has been personally tried, tested and beloved by Team BURO for a reason!


And, if your diet and exercise routine aren’t doing quite enough for your figure and you just need an extra helping hand before you jet off on holiday, here is an additional muscle-toning treatment that you can look into:

TRY: Slimdoc Ultra EM Plus Treatment

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Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Disclaimer: You are perfect as you are. That said, if you need a little helping hand to feel confident and beautiful in your skin, this treatment can really help to define your muscle tone.

Personally tested by Team BURO, this non-surgical treatment uses high-intensity pulsed electromagnetic stimulation to sculpt your body. Within two to six weeks, you’ll notice better tone in your muscles, even without a “healthy” diet and exercise routine. Of course, if you want to keep your results looking stellar, you’ll want to keep working out and eating a well-rounded diet alongside your treatment.



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