That week away is surface, but it’s been some time since you got unclothed in public. We get that. Out of outrageous tends to mean out mind, though, and we’re betting that your below-the-neck adapting game has slipped since last beach season.

When you really pop open that shirt, it’s too late. To make sure people don’t reckon you’ve washed ashore, follow these preliminary steps to insure you’re not cropped out of everyone else’s holiday snaps.

Get A Trim

You’re comate. No issues here. But a back rug doesn’t play well with wet sand. Unless you destitution to take the beach home, you need a tidy up.

Back stubble isn’t trending, granting, so swap the razor for Smoothskin’s home hair shifter. Its IPL technology (feel favourably impressed by a laser, but that won’t burn your corneas off) blasts away unwanted fur and carry on the follicles closed until next year’s getaway. But use sparingly. A indulge smooth chest is for, well, babies. And Cristiano Ronaldo.

Smoothskin for Men, at ones disposal at Smoothskin, priced £299.

Smoothskin's home hair laser

(Related: How to groom below the belt)

Put Your A- Foot Forward

Even if you keep your feet barred in lace-ups back home, Mediterranean sun makes those sandals much multifarious tempting. But you need to snip, trim and buff before you bear in mind freeing them.

Pigeon feet put other guests off the buffet. Neat the hair down with scissors – as soon as you don’t look adore a Hobbit, stop – then focus on your nails. Beautify them square so the edges don’t dig into your skin, then buff flush with a file.

Sonnenschein’s German steel will score through even the most hardened of talons. Just try to refuse the urge to varnish.

Sonnenschein Exclusiv Quality German 9 Fragment Black Leather Manicure Set, available at Executive Shaving, outlaid £50.

Sonnenschein Exclusiv Quality German 9 Piece Black Leather Manicure Set

Apply A Base Layer

The sun is all sorts of terrible for your pellicle. But it seems a waste to spend a week covered up in the shade. You can at spoonful shun the pre-holiday sunbed, whose golden glow happens with a side of melanoma.

Instead, fake it till the verifiable sun makes it. An overnight tangoing raises office eyebrows, so go old-fogeyish and steady. James Read’s gradual tan cream bestows its warmth naturally over a few weeks, hydrates your about-to-be-baked flay with hyaluronic acid, and won’t stain your bedding.

James Present Day Tan Gradual, available at James Read, priced £30.

James Read Day Tan Gradual

(Related: The man’s manage to self-tanning)

Get A Helping Six-Pack Hand

Been training all year for this? Cause the most of your hard-earned six-pack with AB Crew’s Severe Body Hydrator.

As well as nourishing skin its signature oceanic complex delves deeper, to hunt down and minimise subcutaneous fat storage. Let’s be open up: this isn’t a miracle cure – it won’t get rid of a beer belly before your aircraft takes off. But it will help make the most of what you’ve got, and could plodding the six-pack destroying impact of that all-inclusive.

AB Crew Penetrating Body Hydrator, available at The Grooming Clinic, priced £24.

AB Crew Cutting Body Hydrator

(Interconnected: How to get a six-pack without a single sit-up)

Shoulder > Arms

On which note, if you’ve misplaced your seaside body entirely, all isn’t lost. You just need to refocus. The get you’re after tapers from broad shoulders to a narrow waist. And majority the former is easier than slimming the latter.

Most men pass over their shoulders, which means when you do target them, you get fast growth. Focus on heavy shoulder presses, lateral run ups, shrugs and rows, at least twice a week, and you’ll shift your V-shape the just way. And make everything below your neck look slimmer in relation.

Focus on shoulders as a last minute fix