Summer is one of the easiest seasons to enjoy, but also one of the hardest to look good in. Unlike winter, everything’s exposed. Also, the same elements (like sun and cool breezes) that embody the season can ruin beauty in no time at all. Here’s how to be at your aesthetic best during the warmer months.

Stay hydrated

Not only is a bottle of water de rigueur during this time for health reasons, it can also help your appearance. Adequate hydration plumps your skin and keeps you from getting tired, thus avoiding unsightly under-eye bags.

Dress the part

Maxis and sundresses are your friends during summer. Not only do they look great, but they’re loose enough to help air circulate around your body. You’ll definitely feel (and smell!) fresher in these outfits than in constricting shorts or tight tanks.

The sun . . . it burns!

We shouldn’t even need to say this, but . . . sunscreen. Apply, reapply, and reapply some more. It protects your skin, and more importantly (ha!) safeguards you from looking like a lobster.

Made in the shade

In addition to adding instant glam, the right pair of shades shields your eyes from UV rays and helps keep crow’s feet at bay. It’s the perfect way to invest in looking good for many summers to come!