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What You Need To Look Good And Stay Safe On Holiday This Summer

June 6, 2017

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Summer can be a difficult time of year for both men and women because the desire to look good is more pronounced during that time compared to any other time of year. This phenomenon is particularly prevalent for women because the media can often be rather partisan in their ideas about how women should look and act. The idea of a ‘beach body’ is one that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. The reality is that the phrase is quite misleading. What exactly defines a beach body? Articles from sites like Vogue and Cosmopolitan will tell you how to get the perfect beach body, but what is to say that their perception of perfection is a universal one?. The need to acquire it implies that you do not currently have it, which is rather presumptuous. The narrative of conventional beauty that is described by a lot of reputable and influential publications propagates the idea that a certain specific physique is the most desirable. Many people, therefore, feel a subconscious need to conform or submit to these expectations. This is unfair because the most commonly held or most influential perspective is not necessarily the correct one. Looking good is wildly subjective. However much you may feel pressured by societal conceptions, the fact remains that it is a personal thing. If you are positive about yourself, and you are confident, the expectations of others cease to have any importance.

 

However, summer is also a time when you need to give some thought to protecting yourself.  As great as nice weather can be, the reality is that if you do not take precautions, the consequences can be quite serious. For example, a recent study in Australia found that people who applied suntan lotion regularly were 50% less likely to develop skin cancer compared with people who did not. The dangers of getting too much sun are not just aesthetic. Of course, no one likes being rather too red and not being comfortable for a few days, but the risk that sunburns represent are more important. Another study suggests that getting as few as five sunburns in your life can increase your chance of developing melanoma by as much as half. Exercising good judgment when you are out this summer is crucial, but there is also lots of cool tech that you can utilize to help you deal with the potential dangers. For instance, L’Oréal recently released the first stretchable UV light detector. It goes on your skin, and it will register how much UV light is reaching your skin. When it has detected that you have had too much and that any more might be dangerous, it sends a notification to your phone to let you know. This gives you the opportunity to find some shade. There are also lots of cool interactive watches that will tell you the same thing. In any case, these innovations are not just neat pieces of tech that you can show off to your friends, they have obvious and consequential value. However, tech can not solve every problem. Style is another thing altogether. If you want to look good this summer, here are a few things that may be able to help you do it.

 

The perceptions of what is appropriate to wear for men and women differs greatly, and the societal pressure that enforces these dichotomies is often not discussed. Its passivity and seemingly innocuous nature allows it to continue. However, one of the major aspects of fashion that has been changing recently is just how amenable a lot of people are to jewelry designed for men. Earrings, for instance, are becoming more popular amongst men and this trend is likely to continue. However, lots of other types of jewelry are great too. For example, if you want a necklace that will make a statement but which will not get in the way too much, you may want to check out https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/cross-necklace-for-men. Rings are great, but too many could get in the way and make you uncomfortable. It should not be too bulky as if it gets caught on anything, you could find that you injure your finger. A personalized ring is a good choice, and you can get lots of different designs to suit your needs.  You could also get a standard ring and personalize it to make it unique. This is a particularly good idea for a gift to commemorate a holiday of a lifetime.

 

However, something that both men and women need to be cognizant of is just how important it is to pick the right swimsuit. The choice for women is rather more varied, and therefore the decision can be more difficult. However, there are two important metrics that you need to consider when making this decision: comfort and aesthetic. The first is crucial. If you go with something because it is fashionable or you have seen other people wearing it, whether in person or in magazines, you should make sure that you feel happy wearing it. That remains the most important thing. If you go out and all you can think about is whether people are looking at you or whether the outfit suits you, you are going to be so distracted that you will not actually enjoy the day that you planned. There are so many designs that it can be overwhelming. For example, you could get a velvet bikini. It may look good, but the problem is that it is deeply impractical because velvet does not do well in water. You could also go with a full swimsuit which has its benefits as it protects more of your skin from the sun. The decision, in the end, is yours and choosing the right thing depends on how you feel. The decision is a little easier for men in so far as there are only two basic designs to go with. There are either shorts or smaller briefs. This decision is based mostly on the situation in which you expect to find yourself. If you just want to laze about the pool or have a frolic in the sea, shorts are probably the better option. If you are serious about swimming and intend to do it every day, briefs are probably going to be more practical. The design once again lies with you and is dependent to a great degree on your personal taste.

 

Finally, once you have worked out what you are going to wear, you may want to think about all the cool accessories that can help you have the perfect holiday. Some of them are especially useful if you intend to take children with you. Losing a child must be just about the scariest thing that a parent can experience. This is made much worse when you are in an unfamiliar country, and you cannot communicate with other people as effectively. That is why you may want to consider getting your child a bracelet that has a tracker in it. It may seem rather oppressive, but your child will not notice. It will send updates to your phone to let you know where you child is. However, the most important thing to do when going on holiday is to teach your child the basics of staying safe in public. Wandering away is never a good idea, irrespective of what may interest them. In the event that they do get separated from you, they should immediately go to a prearranged place so that you can find them again. Not panicking is crucial because it is such a natural reaction. Calmly and concisely teaching them these lessons can save everybody a great deal of stress.

 

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