What to avoid this summer season:
Margaritas, or any form of alcohol, in a plastic Kool-Aid bag at the beach.
Crocs. Really ladies, on a four-year-old boy they are perfectly appropriate, but you have long outgrown your plastic shoe days.
Lobster tan. Too much tanning isn’t sexy. Excessive hours of your life spent in a tanning salon in order to achieve the “summer glow,” is not worth the two months you have with orangey skin that has the consistency of a Birkin bag. Also, potential cancer risks later in life are a large price to pay for one day looking like you’ve been overly sun-kissed.
Crash dieting for a beach body. This is not an efficient way of dealing with tummy-roll stress. You’ll just end up bingeing on barbecue later and feeling worse. Enjoy the beach and your bathing suit, because everyone feels self-conscious and you’re there to have fun, not pose for a catalogue.
For refreshing low-cal beach drinks, see here.
Not investing in a good beach cover-up. When the sun hits your skin hard, you’ll want more than just sunscreen as a shield. Speaking of sunscreen, invest in that as well!