How To Feel Confident in Your Skin While Wearing a Bikini

Finding someone that glows, inside and out is a person you want to know, and Maegan Griffin is just that. Founder of Skin Pharm, mom of 3, and Kitty fan & investor, Megan sat down with the Kitty and Vibe team to talk about her bikini journey, splashing in some of her go-to summer skincare tips too!

Headshot of Maegan Griffin, founder of Skin Pharm

You’re a nurse practitioner turned founder-CEO of this amazing skin & wellness clinic, Skin Pharm. Can you share a few tips on how to best take care of your skin when wearing a bikini & are out in the sun? 

Oh gosh, I could list 30, but I’ll edit it down to three! 

  1. Apply enough sunscreen. Many people don’t apply enough sunscreen to get maximum UV protection. Apply half a teaspoon to your face and one ounce (ie, one shot glass) to your body.
  2. Reapply sunscreen every hour when in the sun. Even if you’re using a high SPF, you still need to reapply it frequently when you’re in the sun or after swimming or sweating. 
  3. It’s never too late to start wearing SPF. The older we get, the less our damaged DNA can repair itself, so the more we need sunscreen! Our Skin Pharm community is obsessed with our tinted facial SPFs — Sheer Defense SPF and 100% Mineral SPF

We recommend wearing every day for an effortless glow and that “no makeup makeup” look. Wearing sunscreen is one of the best things you can do to protect the health and beauty of your skin, but there’s a lot of misinformation going around about what kind of sunscreen to use and when and how to use it. I’ve posted more here if interested in learning more!

We find that so many women feel seen by hearing empowering & relatable stories about others' experiences and sometimes struggles with wearing a swimsuit. So – what has your journey been with wearing swimwear? 

Let’s be honest, trying on (and wearing) swimsuits can be demoralizing – especially if you’re in an unflattering phase of your menstrual cycle, had too many margaritas at dinner or just had a baby. Swimsuit wearing has been an emotional roller coaster for me, as my body has changed a lot after growing and delivering three children. One minute I’ll put on a swimsuit and think, “Heck yeah, I’ve got this!” and the next I just want to wear a huge t-shirt over my swimsuit to cover up. 

I love Kitty and Vibe for challenging traditional swimsuit sizing – offering a wider range of sizes and coverage – and sourcing high quality (and comfortable!) fabrics to make women feel confident in their swimwear. Here are my all-time favorite Kitty and Vibe suits!

Do you have any advice you could share with the Kitty community on how to feel comfortable & confident in their skin? 

Much like Kitty & Vibe’s mission to awaken and fuel self-love, Skin Pharm exists to empower others and educate our community on how to best take care of your skin and feel good in your body. Because when your skin improves, your confidence improves and your life improves, too!

I’m a strong believer in practicing self-care to find a balance in inner and outer beauty, and I’ve seen firsthand that excellent skin health can improve your mental health, as well. It’s more than just working toward pretty skin; it’s about creating confidence and positivity that radiates from within!

Toile printed bikini aside some skincare products.