TOSS Full-coverage foundation — a no-go in the sun.
TRY GentleWaves LED Light Facial — approximately $1000 for eight to 10 sessions, lightbioscience.com — to reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten skin tone, fade sunspots, and improve overall texture.
BUY Armani Radiant Pigments ($35) to highlight your best features instead of hiding your imperfections behind a mask of makeup.
TOSS Boring brown and taupe eye shadows (well, at least stash them away till fall).
TRY Rockin' splashy brights — fashion's current fixation — on your eyes, especially if you're sporting neutrals in your wardrobe. But, please, no clashing cheeks or lips!
BUY The dual-ended Max Factor Vivid Impact Eye Shadow in Emerald Coast ($5.50), created by backstage makeup maestro Pat McGrath.
TOSS Stale bottles of perfume that have changed color or scent.
TRY Storing wintry scents in a dark, cool basement for the season.
BUY Summery splashes that look as fresh as they smell, like CK One Summer Limited Edition ($42), Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Summer ($60), or Missoni Acqua Refillable Spray ($90).
TOSS Broken combs and brushes that do more harm than good.
TRY Kérastase Resistance Double Reconstruction Signature Ritual ($75 in salons) to mend your battered strands.
BUY Goody Mosaic So Smooth 2-in-1 Rake Comb (here, $6), a natural boar-bristle brush-and-comb combo that gently untangles knots, controls static, and smooths ponytails.
TOSS Your tanning-bed habit — for good.
TRY A free skin-cancer screening from Olay and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Go to skincancertakesfriends.org to find a derm.
BUY Prescriptives Good in Bed Night Moisturizer (here, $65), with shea butter for moisturizing and a tiny dose of self-tanner for a natural-looking glow.