Most of us are familiar with that feeling of panic that comes with bikini shopping. The idea of showing parts of your body that typically don’t see daylight suddenly makes us very aware of: (a) how we should workout more and (b) how we should have passed up that cheesecake for a fruit bowl last night. We are right there with you and want to empower you to wear that teeny-weeny bikini with pride (or a shred of confidence at least) by giving you a plan of attack. We don’t guarantee a total body transformation, but you’ll definitely see and feel an improvement. Get ready to hit the beach in 20 minutes flat!

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1. Hop in the shower and exfoliate your body using a no-nonsense body scrub like The Body Shop Spa Fit Smoothing Refining Body Scrub. Rinse and dry off with a towel and make sure there’s no product left on the body.

2. Apply a body firming treatment like SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate to your areas of concern (thighs, butt, tummy, etc). Work the lotion into the skin using a gentle massage motion.

3. After the firming lotion has been fully absorbed into the skin, apply a tanning lotion like Kiehl’s Sun Free Self Tanning Formula. A sun-kissed tan is flattering on the skin and promotes a sleeker, more toned physique.

What’s your trick for getting bikini-ready in a jiffy? Tell us all about it!

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