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5 Tips for Getting Your Pre-Lockdown Body Back

May 7, 2021

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5 Tips for Getting Your Pre-Lockdown Body Back

We’ve all indulged a little during the pandemic.After all, none of us expected to live through a pandemic. We all found ways to cope – whether it was with cookies or a few extra snacks throughout the day.Lockdown meant that the gyms were forced to shut for months, which may have derailed your fitness goals. With the world slowly starting to reopen again, everyone is trying to think of ways to fit back into their skinny jeans. The first thing you want to remember is that your body saw you through a pandemic –an unthinkable event that we thought belonged in the first books. Keep this in mind while you’re working on getting back your pre-pandemic body.

Along with skipping the gym, we’ve all been guilty of forgetting about our beauty routine. When was the last time you put on a full face of makeup? It’s all gathering dust at the bottom of our vanity drawer. Getting your pre-lockdown body back is about more shedding the extra weight. Don’t forget about getting back into your tanning routine or jumping back into using skincare products. Whether you’re looking to get your body ‘summer ready’ or help shift a few pounds, we’re rounding up our top five tips forgetting back your pre-lockdown body.

Products to Tone Up Your Legs

Every fitness instructor will tell you it’s impossible to target your weight loss, but you can tone up specific areas of your body. Sometimes, exercise isn’t enough to firm and tone your legs. You’ll want to pick up a few products to help you along the way. Body contouring is a trend that is starting to make its way into the mainstream, whether it’s with non-invasive treatments or at-home beauty products.

Some products that you want to look out for include the Sisley’s Le Sculpteur, a best-selling product that uses caffeine, pink berry oil, and white ginger to help de-puff and streamline your skin.It’ll give you a nourishing boost of hydration at the same time! Another product that should be on your list is the Circu-Lite Squeeze Therapy for Legs by Legology. It works by boosting your lymph flow and increasing your blood circulation, creating a vacuum under over your skin. It works similarly to cupping, giving you firmer and smoother legs. If you don’t want to invest in a salon treatment, these two products are the perfect alternative.

If you want to target your arms instead, try TheSculpt Arm Compound by U Beauty. It works by reducing fluid retention, while firming and toning your arm thanks to its retinol formulation.

An easy way you can incorporate toning into your body care routine is to invest in a body scrub. While it’s a pre-tanning essential, a body scrub can help exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate your blood circulation. Using a scrub as part of your regular body care routine can also help you tackle cellulite by diminishing its appearance. If cellulite is a concern, you want to search for a scrub that incorporates coffee grounds or a caffeine product. When you’re applying your scrub, make sure to work in circular motions to help plump up your skin.

Detoxify with an Infrared Sauna

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and GwynethPaltrow have all raved about infrared saunas as a way to detoxify you body and revitalise your mind. These at-home saunas cause your body to produce more healthy hormones like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. This magic trio reduces your stress levels and makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

Stepping into an infrared sauna has the same effect on your heart as going for a moderate ride on an exercise bike. All you need is 25 minutes in a sauna to start seeing a visible difference. You can book in for one at your local health spa or invest in an at-home infrared sauna blanket. While this product is an investment, it’s a game changer for your wellness routine.

Most gyms and fitness centres offer sauna facilities.If you’re heading back to your spin class or taking a dip in the pool, you can usually get access to a sauna facility that way. It’ll make your gym membership even more worth it. You can work on your fitness goals and then pop into the sauna to focus on your wellness. These two go hand in hand, even more so post-lockdown as our lives slowly return back to normal.

Meet the Alternative to a Massage

If you want to depuff your skin and help shift the last few stubborn pounds. A Body Ballancer gives you all the benefits of a lymphatic drainage massage in the comfort of your own home. The product works like a high-tech futuristic sleeping bag. It helps improve your blood circulation, reduces water retention, and firms your skin to give it a smoother appearance. You can even use this product to help tackle cellulite.

The Body Ballancer – or a lymphatic drainage massage – is a must-have for anyone who is getting back into their fitness routine. It’ll help reduce any muscle pain you have and speed up your post-work out recovery. If you want to treat yourself to a post-lockdown massage, you should consider one that targets your lymphatic system.

One of the first things you should book in for after lockdown is a massage. The last year has took a toll on our body – you’ve probably got knots on top of knots. Treat yourself after the yar from hell by indulging in a massage. Most spas and salons will be offering special deals to attract people back into their stores. You can add on other treatments to your massage to target specific skin concerns. You could go one step further and add-on a facial to give your skin some TLC as well.

Splurge on Body Contouring

With the salons and spas starting to reopen, it’s never been a better time to splurge on a treatment. Celebrities are all fans of body contouring treatments, which put your body through an intense workout with you having to lift a finger. One of the most famous treatments is the Emsculpt NEO – the most advanced on the market.

These treatments deliver the equivalent of around20,000 crunches or squats to your body, using a combination or electromagnetic energy and radio frequency stimulation. It would take you a lot long to get through that many squats. This treatment gives you the same effects as an intense workout routine, lifting and sculpting your limbs. It’s also a great treatment to invest in if you have an active lifestyle as it will strengthen your muscles to reduce your risk of injury.

As it has the same effect on your body as 20,000 manual crunches, it’ll help reduce the fat in your body. While this treatment is expensive, it’s worth investing in if you have a big event coming up in the next few months, like a wedding or milestone birthday.

If you have a beauty therapist or dermatologist, it’s worth speaking to them to them to see if they have a specific recommendation or offer a similar body sculpting treatment. These procedures are becoming more common, with cheaper alternatives reaching the market. If you decide to invest in one of these treatments, make sure you do your due diligence and work with a qualified technician or therapist.

Fake Tan is Your BFF

We all know the dangers of sitting out in the sun– and sunbeds are just as bad. If you want to give your skin a healthy glow, the best way it from a body. You don’t need to book in for a spray tan to have an overnight transformation. It can all come from a bottle.

If you’re planning on fake tanning, don’t overlook the importance of using a body scrub first to remove dead skin cells and impurities. When your skin surface is more even, you’ll get a better application of your tan, without any uneven patches. It’s a good idea to look for a body scrub that includes hydrating ingredients like salicylic and lactic acids to life and tone your skin. After scrubbing, you want to add a layer of moisturiser to the areas of your body that your tanner tends to gather up. At a minimum, you want to moisturise your elbows, hands, feet, and knees.

Once you’re ready to go, take your fake tan and apply it with a mitt, working in circular motions. Within a few hours, it’ll look like you spent lockdown in paradise instead of your bedroom.

Don’t forget about your face. You either want to buy a foundation that matches your fake tan or invest in a facial spray. St Tropez offers specific tanning products for your face, giving you a dewy glow and a more natural appearance for your tan. Make sure to take your tan across your neck and shoulders, before adding your facial spray.

How are you getting back your body back post-lockdown? Are you booking in for a treatment? Let me us know in the comments below.

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