Magazine article Ebony

6 Ways to Get Ready by Summer! Simple Steps Spell Success for a Season That Sizzles

Magazine article Ebony

6 Ways to Get Ready by Summer! Simple Steps Spell Success for a Season That Sizzles

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Summer is here. Are you ready for it? As busy as our lives are, there's a very good chance that you are like most of us, and the warm weather and all that comes with it has caught up with you, Never fear! The following are six tips to help you get ready for this incredible season of outdoor fun:

1 GIVE YOURSELF AN HONEST ONCE-OVER. Stand in front of a full-length mirror and look at yourself from head-to-toe--naked. Really. It may not be the easiest thing for you to do, but it's important for you to assess your physical body. If you need to work on it, the time is now. See "Body Talk" (page 150) for strategies to get fit fast!

2 TEND TO YOUR SKIN. This is the season when bare becomes essential. That means you'd better pay attention to the skin you're going to be showing. Have you been exfoliating and moisturizing? How do those elbows look in the light of day? What about your legs? Do you need to shave? And fellas, this includes you and your skin. Men commonly don't use lotion on their bodies. Trust that nobody wants to see ashy skin when you put on those shorts.

3 EVALUATE YOUR WARM-WEATHER WARDROBE, Go through your closet carefully to see what you own for the season. Lay out outfits together as well as individual pieces. Try on everything to ensure that the clothing still fits you well and represents your style. Anything that doesn't work, remove it from your closet. Give it away. Sell it on eBay. Don't stash it farther into your closet.

4 REVIEW YOUR ACCESSORIES. …

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