Long, sun-drenched days are on the horizon, which means one thing: it’s time to head straight for the nearest body of water, stat. Got your pool float ready? Good. How about your new favorite swimsuit? Perfect. All that’s left is prepping your skin from head to toe.
Whether you’ve RSVP’d to a Memorial Day weekend pool party or woke up one morning with a spontaneous desire to play the role of bona fide beach bum for the day, we’ve got your ultimate how-to guide for scoring swimsuit-ready skin. From tackling tanning on a tight schedule to expert exfoliation advice, we’ve mapped out solutions, no matter what sort of time frame you’re working with, so fear not, day-of planners. Ahead, we’ve broken down tips and product recommendations for achieving swimsuit-ready skin, whether you’re prepping a month, a week, or a day in advance. And, of course, don’t forget the sunscreen.