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How to Feel More Comfortable at the Beach

There's nothing more relaxing than a day at the beach, as long as you feel comfortable. If you're unhappy about the way you feel or look, you might spend more time covering up than enjoying the surf and sun. As you prepare for your beach day, put comfort first.

Find a Swimsuit You Like

A fashionable swimsuit is great, but only if you feel comfortable in it. If you're constantly tugging at your suit, or you're afraid to move for fear of a wardrobe disaster, then you've bought the wrong suit. If you find a comfortable swimsuit, you'll feel more confident and look great, too.

Remember there's no such thing as the "perfect body." Forget about trends and find something that works with your unique shape. Find something well made; a cheap swimsuit won't support you well and may not last to the end of your holiday.

Get a Wax

Swimsuits reveal much more skin that you're used to showing—and much more body hair, too. If you're self-conscious about excess hair, you're not going to relax and enjoy yourself on the beach. Shaving is a good short-term solution, but for long-lasting smooth skin, consider a wax.

Waxing is a quick way to remove hair everywhere on your body, including arms, legs, bikini line, and for the guys, the back. The results can last from 6 to 8 weeks. Another option is laser removal. Laser hair removal is a more permanent solution because it kills the hair follicles.

Find a Great Hat

Sunscreen is essential, but it may not be enough for the strong rays at the beach. It's difficult (and messy) to apply sunscreen to your scalp, and even if your hair isn't thin, it's possible for the UV rays to penetrate and do damage.

A beach hat can be both fashionable and functional. Look for a hat with a wide brim, so that your face, ears, and the back of your neck are also shaded. Many hats are treated with additional UPF protection. Find a hat that complements your swimsuit or cover up; you'll look good and feel great.

No matter what you're doing, having the right gear can make a difference. That applies especially at the beach, where you want to forget your cares, relax, and have fun. Next time you go to the beach, choose comfort and you won't regret it.

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