Last Tuesday I had a mini-panic attack. I couldn’t stop saying, “I can’t believe it’s MAY 1st.” I couldn’t stop saying it, because I couldn’t stop not believing it. May 1st means summer is right around the corner, and that means MDW is just a few weeks away. AND that means operation beach body is in full effect.
There are three key elements to achieving the best possible bikini-ready bod. Yes, it’s similar to GTL

  1. Cardio + Weight Training: For the first time in a long time, I can actually say, yup, I did and am doing the gym thing. If you didn’t start in January, don’t fret! It’s never too late to start a healthy regime of regular exercise. Shoot for at least 30 mins a day, and you can break it up into three 10 min intervals or two 15 min sessions if you’re pressed for time. Opt for free weights over weight machines, you’ll use more muscles stabilizing and balancing yourself as you go through your reps for a better total body work-out.
  2. Hydration + Ditch the Dough: Drink lots of water and cut out white, starchy foods and soda that will make you soft and bloated. I’ve nixed the soda and am gradually working on ditching the dough. After a few weeks, you’re body will feel better and thank you for it.
  3. Be a Bronzed Goddess: Last but not least to scoring the smoking hot body you oh so desire before Memorial Day Weekend is rockin’ a killer faux-tan. Everyone looks better tan (except this lady), muscles look more toned, arms and thighs appear smaller and skin imperfections are diminished. Tan is the best bikini enhancer and illusion, ever.

As you know, I’ve had a past love affair with fake-and-bake tanning and have curbed my addiction with the help of a slew of self-tanners. I hereby declare myself a faux-tanning expert. (However, Michelle’s smoke-and-mirrors tan plan is pretty solid too.) Over the years, I’ve learned (the hard way) how to avoid over-applying messy, smelly product on the elbows, knees, knuckles and ankles and how black is the mandatory dress code for the first day after an airbrush tan.
After countless streaky applications, too-orange palms and missed back of the knees, I found a product that actually made prepping for summer a pleasure rather than causing a mini panic attack: Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Glow Pads for face and body. They’re easy to apply and there’s no mess or fuss – easily the best tanning wipe I’ve used and definitely in my top five faux-tanning products overall.

As I mentioned in my previous tanaholics post, these mini-wipes are power-packed with good-for-your-skin extras like Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids that exfoliate, tighten pores and eliminate blackheads in the face pads and firming, bump-and-hair-fighting ingredients in the body pads.
According to Dr. Gross, “Every single ingredient is designed to make the color and the look of your self-tan be perfect… to be a beautiful, gorgeous radiant tan. Ingredients in there are also going to make your skin look younger and more firm and then there are ingredients in there that are going to make you’re your complexion look better, because it’s not enough just to be tan, you want to have younger, more beautiful looking skin, too.”

Now you can get in on the tan action and reap the benefits of Dr. Gross’s over-achieving self-tanner by entering to WIN ONE OF FOUR Glow Pad packages. Each includes a Glow Pads for Face 50-pack and a Glow Pad for Body 8-pack ($125 total value per prize package). All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below!

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