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6 Simple Ways to Get Beach-Ready

4. Wear the Right Stuff

Stock your beach tote with protective gear.

"Make sure you have a hat," Rohrer says. "Baseball caps are OK but not great; it's better to have a broad brim all the way around." Broad-brim hats help protect the ears, which are often forgotten and a common place for skin cancer.

Use a leave-in conditioner or UV-protective spray to coat and protect your strands. If your hair is thinning, remember sunscreen for your scalp.

To protect eyes and reduce sun glare, pick up a pair of polarized sunglasses that block 99%-100% of both UVA and UVB rays.

Extra layers, like a long-sleeve shirt or cover-up, help shield skin from the sun's rays. Rohrer recommends sun-protective clothing, which protects skin and dries quickly.

5. Tone Up

'It's not too late to shape up for swimsuit season.

"You can absolutely improve your fitness and muscle tone within a month – if you get moving!" says Juliet Kaska, a celebrity trainer and owner of JK Fitness Pilates Studio in Los Angeles. The key, she says, is to become active. Burn calories every chance you get by walking, running, or even dancing.

You can also boost metabolism and build lean muscle with strength training. For a power move, Kaska recommends walking lunges with oblique twists. Start with feet together, a medicine ball in front of your chest, and elbows out to the side. Step forward with your right foot, bending both knees into a lunge. Hold. Push the ball forward, then twist to your right, keeping hips still. Hold. Return to neutral, then pull the ball back to your chest. Step your left leg forward, returning you to the start position. Repeat on the left side. Do 15 times on each side.

To flatten your tummy, try Pilates. "Activating your deep core muscles draws your waistline in, giving the illusion of lost weight even if you haven't stuck to your diet," she says.

6. Elongate

Last but definitely not least: Stand tall. Not only can good posture enhance your appearance, but it also boosts confidence, which will give you an inner glow that radiates for miles.

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