Poolside Primping: How to Look Your Best at the Beach (or Pool)

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This post is from our new sister site Mighty Beauty.

This summer, there’s no need to be afraid of keeping your hair (and the rest of your body) protected as you soak up some rays beachside (or poolside). Before you get ready to show off your favorite bikini at the beach , make sure you primp with these cosmetics so that you’re well-protected in the sun—no matter how long you decide to stay outdoors.

How to Look Your Best at the Beach or Pool

Tinted or Mineral Sunscreen

Tinted or Mineral Sunscreen Poolside Primping: How to Look Your Best at the Beach (or Pool)

Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 if you’re going to be in the sun for longer than half an hour. Sunscreen with a little color to it will give your skin a bronze tint, so your skin will glow as you relax by the water. Products like Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral are fortified with vitamins A, C and E to protect the skin against antioxidants and that will give a sparkle to your skin that will remain even after swimming. You can find the product at stores like Sephora for about $30. Remember to pack this in your beach bag so that you reapply often.