May: Beach-Ready Beauty
Slather on the Block
BUY ONLINE NOW Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Sunblock SPF 85, $11; at drugstore.com.
Diminish the Appearance of Cellulite
BUY ONLINE NOW Silhouette and Tonus B12, Karin Herzog, $38-40; at karinherzogus.com.
Pick a Pretty Polish
BUY ONLINE NOW ElePhantastic Pink, O.P.I. $8.50; at beautysak.com.
Minimize Varicose Veins
BUY ONLINE NOW Borage Varicose Vein Relief, Dr. Hauschka, $14; at dr.hauschka.com.
Treat Ingrown Hairs
BUY ONLINE NOW Solution2, Min New York, $20; at minnewyork.com.
Shed Your Skin
BUY ONLINE NOW Bath Lily, The Body Shop, $5.50; at thebodyshop.com.
Perfect Self Tanning
"Apply under-eye cream so face tanner doesn?t stick there."
"Rub ointment on your cuticles and nails to prevent discoloration on your fingers."
And try these products for a nice, natural-looking color.
BUY ONLINE NOW Self Tanning Instant Gel, Clarins, $30; at clarins.com; Bronze for Body, Dior, $31; at sephora.com; Instant Glow Self Tan Gel, Rodial, $59; at dermstore.com; Sublime Bronze Quick Dry, L'Oreal, $9.50; at walgreens.com; Soleil Identite, Chanel, $45; at chanel.com.
Practice Safe Sun Daily
BUY ONLINE NOW Anthelios SPF 15, La Roche Posay, $29; at anthelios.com.
Wear Your SPF
More and more companies are coming out with an easy way to put on SPF. Clothing that blocks the rays has to be the easiest (especially for children). "It is one of the best ways to protect your skin," says Dr. Kenneth Beer. "It is simple to use, blocks UVA and UVB (and UVC) and works like a charm."
BUY ONLINE NOW Kelly shirt in hot pink, UV Skinz, $35; at uvskinz.com.
Try an Airbrush Tan
Esthetician Natalie Cupid, of New York's Sundara salon, recommends the following tips to prepare for an airbrush tan: Shower and exfoliate with a sugar scrub the night before the session and shave if necessary. The day of your tan, do not apply moisturizer, sunscreen, lotion, deodorant, perfume or any other product-skin needs to be clean to ensure proper absorption of the mist solution. Wear dark, loose fitting clothing. And plan to avoid water or exercise for at least eight hours after your treatment.
This will help you get the most from your tan, which should last about five days.
BUY ONLINE NOW Almond Coconut Milk Scrub, Laura Mercier, $46; at lauramercier.com.
Ease a Burn
WHERE TO BUY White vinegar, Heinz, $2; at grocery stores nationwide.