There's a reason oceanside vacations look good on everyone, and it's not just the sun-drenched R&R. The beach is packed with built-in beautifiers -- like saltwater, sand and seaweed -- that leave your hair and skin looking and feeling better.
"Sea ingredients are very effective at restoring your skin's radiance and health, improving its protective barrier, and reducing sensitivity and redness," says Dallas-based aesthetician Renée Rouleau. Fake a beach holiday with these head-to-toe helpers. Extra incentive: You won't have to deal with sand where you don't want it!
Glossed at sea
Plump lips naturally: Beauty for Real Illuminating Lip Gloss ($22, beautyforreal.com) packs marine collagen, grapeseed and aloe vera to condition and perk up your pucker.
Quench dry hair with Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist ($22, sephora.com). The Himalayan pink sea salt-spiked spray conditions with minerals and argan oil, and adds tousled volume and shine.
Loaded with seaweed extract, Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner ($7, at drugstores) helps hair retain moisture, so it's softer and more manageable.
Coarse of action
Salt isn't just great for margaritas. Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub ($20, lushusa.com) exfoliates and invigorates your birthday suit with a combo of coarse and fine sea salts and fresh lime crushed in vodka to better slough dead cells and excess oil.
Prices and details accurate when published in July 2012.