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8 Steps to Beach Beauty //
Summer is slowly rolling around in the Northern Hemisphere ladies, and that means holidays and time on the beach.

| by Rebecca Sian |

To make sure you’re all absolutely prepared for a season in the sun, I’ve put together this list of 8 steps to beach beauty. Read and enjoy, ladies: Summer is almost with you!

1. Supple Up
Smooth, soft skin is an absolute necessity to looking glam on the beach. In a bikini, your body is utterly on display so before you get down to the shore, you need to invest in a good all-over exfoliant. Used regularly over a couple of weeks, this kind of product will ensure your skin is even and fresh, and ready for the beach.

2. Get Bronzed
It’s a good idea to get a little colour on your skin before you undress at the beach. There are a million effective self-tanning options out there ladies. If you’re worried about streaking and the patchy orange effect, fork out and get a professional to take care of your skin colour.

3. Moisturise
Remember that in the sun, your skin dries out very quickly, even if you’re wearing a high factor sun block. Keep an intense body cream in your beach bag so you’ll be able to sort out any ashy patches or sun irritation that might suddenly attack.

4. Healthy Hair
Remember, girls, your hair is also exposed to the sun. Most of us forget that it is equally at risk from exposure to UV rays. Protect your locks from drying out with a specially designed protective product for your hair, or, simpler still, wear a hat.

5. Sun Block
This one’s pretty obvious, ladies. A good sunblock is a real necessity on the sand. Ideally you should have two: one for the delicate skin on your face, and another for your body. Stick to products that are water resistant as these won’t need to be reapplied after you’ve gone into the ocean.

6. Pick a Good Bikini
Or, in fact, a good one piece. Remember that a successful bikini is one that looks good and won’t chafe, ride up or irritate you while you’re trying to relax on the beach. Remember to check out how yours sits while you’re moving by walking around the changing room at the shops, and above all, ladies, never be tempted to buy in any size but your own!

7. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
It might not seem like a beach beauty tip but drinking plenty of water while you’re lying on the sand is vital ladies. You’re bound to lose valuable H2O through sweating in the sun and it’s very important, both in terms of skincare and of overall health, that you replace this evaporated moisture quickly.

8. Don’t Neglect Your Lips
The skin on your lips is very delicate and, what is more, it doesn’t generate any natural moisturiser of its own. It’s very important that you protect your moth from the harmful rays of the sun, and that you keep it soft and supple on the beach by applying a balm at regular intervals.

These are my 8 steps to beach beauty ladies; what are yours? Let me know. I’d love to compare notes!

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