Brazilian women know very much about taking care of themselves on the beach because they spend half of their life in a bikini and on the coast. This is especially true if the Brazilian woman is a supermodel. She can tell almost all beach beauty secrets. Let’s figure out what pieces of advice Alessandra Ambrosio gives.
1. Beautiful body secrets: juice and cardio
Everyone is interested in how to get such a perfect body. Especially if they learn that 33-year-old Alessandra has two children! The secret is proper nutrition and right exercises. As all other models, Alessandra is obsessed with healthy eating. If she is going to have a photo shoot in a swimsuit, she resorts to her “emergency” remedies, such as juices and cocktails. The most effective ones are green juices and coconut water. Alessandra now lives in Los Angeles and loves to buy cleansing drinks in Pressed Juicery shops. One of them is located right next to her house (the paparazzi have repeatedly seen Ambrosio shopping at Pressed Juicery). The model loves green juices with ginger, and the ginger-lemon drink is her favorite one.
Alessandra, or Ale, as she is often called by her fans, is calling everyone to move more and not to miss fitness classes. Her regular exercise is the synthesis of cardio and toning exercises. She loves Pilates and a stationary bike. When she has to prepare for a responsible show, her recipe is spinning.
2. Spinning and SoulCycle guarantee an exceptional shape
Ale’s latest craze is SoulCycle. This is a network of gyms, which offer cheerful and effective trainings on a stationary bike. Each of Alessandra’s 45-minute workouts is accompanied by fast music and… takes place almost in the dark. During this time, she can sweat well without paying attention to other people’s looks. However, it all started with spinning. This training helped Alessandra to quickly get back to shape after her second pregnancy. Spinning is a kind of sprint cycling. This is what you need to rid your body of fat!
Pedaling should be correct. Only then it will be good for the body. This is what Ale’s personal spinning trainer, Justin Gelband, says. Here are his main recommendations on how to make sprint cycling most effective.
- It is important for your position on the bike to be the best. The steering wheel should be at the level of the stomach (neither too low nor too high). The back should be straight, the arms slightly bent at the elbows.
- Start with a warm-up for about 5-10 minutes, then have a 30-minute session on a stationary bike and complete the workout with stretching for 2-3 minutes.
- Strive to maintain good intensity of the exercise on a stationary bike. The indicators should be from 60 to 100 revolutions per minute. If you pedal with the intensity of up to 70 revolutions per minute, you train endurance and work on the thighs. With an intensity of more than 90 revolutions per minute you are burning fat. But it is best to alternate very fast spinning with moderate cycling.
3. Beach beauty starts with sun protection
Ale repeats this truism again and again, and she is not afraid of looking trivial. When on the beach, she always takes Victoria’s Secret Sun SPF 25 lotion spray with her. This is a sunscreen with a slight tinge of sunburn. Alessandra also prefers to make an artificial tan rather than expose her skin to harmful sunlight.
Hair also needs protection, and Ale reveals her secrets: she certainly covers her hair with oil or a protective hairspray, specifically designed for the beach. This is what many brands offer, but Alessandra, as the Victoria’s Secret Angel, naturally recommends Victoria’s Secret beach hairspray.
4. What does Alessandra have in her beach bag?
It is necessary to have a hair oil spray. Such a product is easy to use and is a very important thing aimed at protecting your hair from the sun and salt water. Besides there should be a sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, a big scarf or pareo to hide from the sun, a lip balm and sunglasses.
Were you surprised not having seen any makeup products in such a set? That’s right. Ale prefers not to use makeup on the beach. It is enough to apply a little cream bronzer in the morning and restrain yourself to just an eyelash curler. Any other makeup product is not needed on the beach! However, she sometimes makes an exception for resistant eyeliner.
5. The most successful beach selfie
Models are considered masters of selfie photos. And it’s true because standing in front of camera lenses is their profession. Alessandra is also good at taking selfie pictures. Her selfies are popular on the internet, and there are 1,870,000 subscribers in her Instagram. The model has two main recommendations for beach selfies. The first one is tan and nothing but tan. In her authoritative opinion, pale skin will always look worse than tanned skin. And the second tip is to focus on the parts of the body that you like most of all. If you are proud of your breasts, show them, and if you feel your hips are attractive, try to stand half-turned in front of the camera to make all your charms more visible.
6. After-beach beauty
Even the best protection does not completely save you from the effect of the sun and sand, if you spend all day on the beach. You need to restore the skin. Ale advises to always have an aloe vera gel at home. Mix it with your cream or add to the mask – and the skin will get the desired hydration and relaxation. And the more natural your creams are, the sooner they will help your skin. Sometimes olive or avocado oils are much more effective because they are completely natural.