Summer means lots of sun and hanging out poolside. Which means, summer is all about swimwear! Maybe you can’t wait to find that new tankini, or maybe you’re groaning in horror just thinking about those spandex nightmares hanging amongst the rack. Finding the perfect swimsuit is kind of like finding the perfect pair of jeans…it’s a lot of searching, a ton of frustration but worth it in the end.

Unlike jeans, though, swimwear makes many of us more aware of our bodies, because our skin is on full display. Bellies may be bare; thighs may be on full view…in some designs even our rear ends feel exposed! If the idea of showing skin leads to a feeling of self-conscious panic riddled with nausea, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Fitness Magazine “Forty-three percent of women…would give up Facebook forever if they could have a body like a swimsuit model’s. Another 23 percent would give up their cell phone…but only for a year.”

Swimsuits hide very little. And they are as close to public nudity as many of us will ever explore. So, yes, of course summer freaks many of us out. But, still, we all seem to love our swimwear. According to Statistic Brain, the American woman owns four swimsuits, and the swimwear industry rakes in more than $13 billion annually.

So while we seem to have a love/hate relationship with our littlest pieces of clothing, they are summer’s most necessary evils. And swimwear-phobia doesn’t affect everyone. Many men and women love their bodies unconditionally and march out in the heat coolly and confidently. There are many of us, though, who are still struggling with body confidence.

We’re not going to advocate thin and trim…or one body size over the other. Every body is beautiful. If you’re struggling with strutting with confidence, focus on building strength and nurturing your body the right way. That means everything from building stronger muscles to keeping the skin you show moisturized and healthy! Look and feel fabulous in your swimwear with these six body-loving secrets!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.