Dreaming about the upcoming winters and the time you get to spend on the beach with the fam bam (we are). Winter is the best time to enjoy the outdoors in Dubai. And beach days is just the thing we wait for all year round. Without further ado, here are some simple tips to help you get beach ready this winter.
1.First up – The body (promise this is the only hard part, rest are all fun stuff)
Getting beach ready is also partly about shedding that extra weight which we have gained over the summer holidays. One needs anywhere between 6-8 weeks to shed the extra weight. Which is just about time we need to move from flab to fab. There are two components to getting that perfect body:
- Diet – As the saying goes a healthy body is built in the kitchen. Keeping this in mind the first thing you need to do is take a hard look at your diet and then take steps to include more healthy and wholesome meals into your diet.
- Exercise – Pick a exercise program you enjoy most and enroll in one. Enrol in a gym with a personal trainer, join a spin and swim class – this covers both HIIT and Aerobics. Or if yoga is your thing then join one or if you are a bootcamp kinda person then Barry’s Boot Camp is the place to head to. And if you are a homebody and love working out from the comfort of your home then Kayla’s Bikini Body App is a good starting point. The trick is to get moving.
We told you the rest are all funstuff. Shopping for the perfect swimsuit is fun. And if you have a little princess or two at home we are all for twinning this season (Instagram, at the ready!). Isn’t it the cutest fashion trend ever, we think so.
Where to shop:
Sanddollar – it’s honestly the best and one stop shop for all your beachwear essentials. From bags to bikinis to tanning lotions to towels – you name it and the website has it all. Worried that the size you ordered won’t be a good fit. Worry not, you can return or exchange the goodies purchased if it is not to your liking. Time to put husbands credit card to good use, mommy!. To shop visit www.sandollardubai.com
Shein – don’t we all love shein, we love that they have such wide collection and one can even find twinning outfits here. To go with your mini me.
If you prefer brick and mortar shopping experience then we suggest heading to Forever 21 as their collection is boho and gives you the happy beach vibes.
If there is one thing we want to stress about is the use of sunscreen (super important). Do not skimp on this, it may be a little chilly out there, but a good sunscreen for a day out in the sun or in the beach is a must. Opt for a sunscreen which offers both – the UVA and UVB. Also, one that is paraben and chemical free. This helps protect your skin from any rashes or allergies. Lastly, you may have to do some trial and error before you zero in on that perfect sunscreen to suit you and your families skin types.
Some of our favourite go to sunscreens this winter are – Herbal Essentials Broad spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 50, Sunscreen lotions by Sun Bum, Kiel’s Lip Balm SPF 15. If you are fair skinned, with freckles and highly sensitive then try Bioderm Photoderm Max Milk SPF 100.
Does it even count to be called a beach day without us flaunting cool beach hats – uh, uh we don’t think so. These days beach hats are trendy and makes one look very chic (can we wear it everywhere, please). What’s better – you can now even customise your beach hats for you and your family with brands like Twenty5Zero5 (they are nailing it, must check their Instagram page!). Other places to look for cool beach hats are Sanddollar, H&M and Forever21. Happy Beach days to all, make a splash this winter!
By Megha Polali