1.DON’T Neglect Your Scalp
You already know you should put sunscreen on your scalp, but you may also want to consider an exfoliating scalp treatment like Restorsea Revitalizing Scalp Treatment that helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum that can clog hair follicles. The less clogged your hair follicles are, the easier it is for your hair to grow and look thicker.
2.DO Get Glowing—Safely
We love a good faux tan, but it won’t protect you from sunburn. To keep sunscreen from smearing your self-tan, “look for oil-free blocks that absorb easily; the less rubbing you do the better,” advises Sophie Evans, the St. Tropez skin-finishing expert who bronzes the likes of Kate Moss. At night, touch up any color lost during the day with a gradual tanner.
3.DON’T Freak Out About Cellulite
Truth is, no number of squats will completely erase cellulite, but you can reduce its appearance. Vigorously massage your thighs, stomach, or upper arms for 20 minutes twice a week leading up to beach day; use a grape-seed scrub to boost circulation. (Yes, we know that’s a whole episode of New Girl minus commercials, but time equals results!) Then layer on a skin-plumping firming cream right after for a lasting shrink-wrap effect. We like SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate .
4.DON’T Stress About Your Bikini Line
Scheduling a wax takes foresight and an hour of your busy day—plus, the grow-out period between appointments makes swimsuit season tricky. Allow us to share the newest editor-favored hair remover: Bliss “Fuzz” Off Bikini Precision Hair Removal Cream , an extra-mild depilatory designed with a compact applicator tip for easy maneuvering in the bikini area. It takes less than 10 minutes at home.
5.DO Apply Sunscreen in the Nude
Not only does slathering it on naked in front of a mirror ensure you won’t miss a spot, but letting it dry for 20 minutes before getting dressed (go pack your bag: hat, earphones, book, water bottle…) means your swimsuit won’t rub off the sunscreen at the edges (trust us—that’s not a pretty sunburn to get).
And DON’T Forget to Reapply
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours—and after every time you hit the water.
6.DO Try a Hair Primer
Your hair can’t get sunburned, but the sun can still damage your color and dry out your strands. Before styling—damp or dry—spritz on a primer like R+Co. One Prep Spray and rake through hair. It helps hydrate and repair, in addition to adding softness and shine. The best part about these sprays? They work alone or with all your other hair products
Then, DO Master Surfer Hair at Home