The concept of “bikini body” has been putting pressure on women to look picture-perfect before summer arrives for decades, and 2021 is a better time than ever to put a stop to it. Here’s why you should ditch this unrealistic beauty standard and have the time of your life on the beach this summer.
The picture-perfect “bikini bodies” that we see in magazines and on Instagram often don’t reflect real life. They’ll make you believe you should have no cellulite, no body hair, no stretch marks, and no blemishes to hit the beach, but all these things are natural despite the fact that perfect lighting and retouching made you believe they’re not.
In an attempt to lose weight just in time for summer, many women tend to embrace unhealthy diets that promise quick results. They should be avoided at all costs, especially if you’re combining them with regular exercise, which can have negative long-term effects.
Don’t Skip the Fun
At the end of the day, you shouldn’t skip all the fun that a beach day brings along just because you don’t look a certain way. Your body carried you through many tough things in life—including the global pandemic. After a year spent indoors, you certainly deserve to hit the beach and enjoy yourself, even if you don’t look “bikini ready”.