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10 Tips on How to Look Hot on the Beach ...

By Lisa

Wondering how to look hot on the beach this summer? For a lot of us, hitting the beach must is one of the top summer activities for ladies so we have some tips for looking hot at the beach to make this summer one of the hottest yet! Looking beach-ready takes some planning beforehand so we’re here to make your scorching hot summer beauty prepping as easy as possible!

1 SPF is Your BFF

The number one tip on how to look hot on the beach is to protect your skin and that means all year round, not just when the temperature starts getting warm. Sun-damaged skin isn’t hot, so be sure to lather up on sun screen and products that contain SPF like lip balm and body lotion for beautiful, moisturized skin to show off at the beach.

2 Less is More

No, I don’t mean your swim suit, I mean makeup! No one wants to wear a full face of makeup when you’re lounging or swimming. While you don’t have to go out with a bare face, use minimal makeup that will bring out your natural beauty and accent features. Try a tinted moisturizer, powder, lip butter and minimal waterproof eyeliner and mascara for a hot beach look that lets you avoid makeup meltdown.

3 Get Your Shine on

Want to know how to look hot at the beach and make your legs appear slimmer? Try a body shimmer and get glowing! Try Nars Body Glow $59 or Michael Kors Leg Shine To-Go $10, both available at Sephora for beautiful legs with a hint of shimmer without looking like you doused yourself in body glitter.

4 Get a Good Scrub

Before you bare any skin, it’s imperative that you exfoliate your skin and rid yourself of all old skin. No matter how fit and toned you are, it’s hard to look hot on the beach if you have a layer of old, dead skin! Get a body scrub from the drugstore or make your own by mixing sugar and olive oil and scrub all over. Not only do scrubs feel great but you’ll reveal shiny, new skin!

5 Fake the Bake

Ah yes, you knew this was coming! There is no better way to look like a sexy beach bunny than to have beautifully bronzed skin! Body Bronzers these days are much better than the orange goopy stuff of yesteryear. Try St. Tropez bronzing lotion $40 or LORAC TANtalizer Award Show Glow $32 both available at Sephora to achieve that perfect sun-kissed look minus the sun damage and wrinkles. Exfoliating is a must pre-faux tanning.

6 Lather up

Moisturize and nourish your skin with a body butter like The Body Shop’s Brazil Nut Body Butter $18 or Aveda Replenishing Body Moisturizer $6.25. Dry skin is so not hot and you’ll be certain to look like a hot beach babe with soft, supple skin. Both of these body lotions contain natural ingredients and humectants for long-lasting moisture so you’ll be lubricated all day and night!

7 Keep Accessories Minimal

Take a cue from celebs when it comes to accessories, they definitely know how to look hot on the beach, and keep your accessories at a minimum. Find a cute swimsuit and cover-up and wear thin, gold chains or earrings with colorful stones but refrain from over-decorating yourself. Not only will they get in your way, too many accessories will look awkward at the beach.

8 Battle Bloat

Get your body beach-ready by avoiding processed foods, carbs and salt before hitting the sand. Some other foods to avoid pre-beach are legumes, starchy vegetables, dairy, sodas and gum. Avoiding these types of foods beforehand will ensure that you’ll be bloat-free by the time you slip on your bikini. There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated and uncomfortable when you plan on wearing a swimsuit!

9 Protect Your Hair

Some people hate their hair after swimming in the ocean while others love it. Regardless of what side you’re on, make sure you deep condition your hair after a day of sun and salt water to keep your tresses looking their best. If you frequent pools, chlorine can definitely wreck your hair so if you don’t have any specialty shampoo like Ultra Swim, try rinsing your hair with club soda, which is said to stop chlorine damage to hair.

10 Play up the Positive!

Following these tips on how to look hot on the beach is one thing, but to exude that hotness, you have to feel it from within. We all have features that we’re not-so-thrilled about but that’s no reason to avoid the beach. Wear a swimsuit that plays up the positives, you know what looks good on you, so wear it with pride! If you love your bum, wear a swimsuit that highlights your booty and so on.

We hope these tips on how to look hot on the beach has been helpful and left you feeling pumped for summer! Remember that there is nothing hotter on the sand or sea than confidence and a great smile! Looking hot on the beach has nothing to do with size or shape; it’s all about looking and feeling your best. See you on the beach! Let us know what you'll be wearing while you have fun in the sun!

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