Did You Know That July 5th Is National Bikini Day?
Celebrate National Bikini Day and the freedom it represents from cultural conventions that limit women’s choice of clothing!
Even at my delicate (aka advancing) age, I still wear a bikini. I only sport one when I swim indoors or after sundown because I know the consequences of the sun.
For many, myself included, it wouldn’t feel like summer without bikinis, beaches, and pool parties. As a dermatologist, it’s important for me to help get your skin ready. Are you ready for a bikini or swim trunks? Or is back acne, Keratosis pilaris (KP), or dry flaky skin keeping you from your favorite skimpy swimwear?
To Celebrate National Bikini Day, Here’s 15% Off Two Popular Fixes For Unprepared Skin:
Add a sunscreen, hat and/or sun umbrella. I’ll give you 15% off those products when you use the code: BikiniReady at checkout. The offer’s good through July 31st!
- The modern bikini was “invented” in 1946 and named after the Bikini Atoll – a nuclear bomb test site in the Pacific.
- The first minimalist swimsuit was designed in France on the Riviera and called the “Atome” because that was the smallest known particle.
- The name “bikini” evolved because beautiful women were called “bombshells” or even “nuclear”.
- Think Bridget Bardot, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth.
- In 1951, the bikini was worn officially in the first Miss World Beauty Pageant. Then it was banned – again.
- Something like the bikini was depicted in art as worn in pre-Roman and Roman times by female athletes.
- So, before the Western world became prudish, bikinis had a functional purpose.
- Skin exposing fashions were then banned by the Western world on account of them being lewd. Hence the celebration today!
Happy Bikini Day!