We all have long-term plans to look better naked. We’re planning to purchase that gym membership, start doing more shopping at Whole Foods and maybe even look into laser hair removal if that Groupon ever comes around again.
But life doesn’t always wait around for us and our so-called plans, and you do have a hot date tonight. It’s that date, and you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level — as long as you can keep the lights low…
We all have a few body insecurities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s not as hard as you think to fall in love with your body and learn to see it in a more positive light — and start having a confident outlook about it as soon as tonight. Try these tricks of the self-love trade before your next overnight date and you’ll look forward to the next time you get naked — even if you never sign up for that membership contract at 24 Hour Fitness like you said you would.
Turn On The Red Light
Warm pink or amber light gives your skin a beautiful glow that paints your body and its curves in the most flattering light. Pop in new bulbs or a warm lamp shade before your next overnight guest to play with seeing yourself in the best light.
See Other Women Naked
You never know where inspiration can come from. Change in the locker room tonight at the gym, or even watch a few minutes of amateur “films” to see other non-famous women comfortable in their skin and you’ll realize that we all have the same “flaws,” but it doesn’t stop many women from looking and feeling beautiful.
Try A Little Camouflage
Stretch marks shouldn’t make you self-conscious because lots of women have them. But if yours are giving you a bone to pick with your body, try topical creams to reduce their look or self-tanner to camouflage the lines.
Get In A Quick Workout
Do 10 reps of squats (to tighten your thighs and behind), ten push-ups (for upper arm strengthening) and 10 jumping jacks (for a quick dose of mood-boosting endorphins) before you take it off, and you’ll look and feel much better.
Take several selfies a week so you can know exactly how to catch the light just right and make your cheekbones pop.
Put in the same good practice in your home mirror. Lift your heels a little to perk your bottom, give a good profile, put your hands on your hips and stick your chest out to perk the girls. You’ll find just the right angles to make you look amazing in the mirror and in person.
Belly chains, long necklaces, anklets and even cuffs can take your naked look to a glam level you can’t wait to reveal.
Grab A Cup Of Coffee
Or any drink with a lot of caffeine. It will help get things moving to flatten your stomach and give you your most flattering lines.
Have An Epsom Salt Bath
Soaking for 20 to 30 minutes pulls excess water out of your body to get rid of bloat to help you look your best.
Focus On The Details
Get a pedicure, wax, massage and scrub. Knowing that you look amazing from head to toe will give you the confidence you need to lose your inhibitions when he’s watching.
A full-body scrub (followed by a great moisturizer) makes the skin look and feel younger.