It’s officially mid-summer my friends, so if you haven’t hit the beach already, it’s about time you started packing your bags. But before you sink your toes in the sand and tune out all signs of reality, let’s talk packing. Sure, it’s easy to toss a few cute suits in your bag (thank you, Victoria’s Secret), but what about beauty necessities?
Most of us prefer to keep it natural for a day spent in the sun, but there are someproducts–like SPF–that are total must-haves. If you’re unsure of where to begin, or simply want some new product inspiration, then look no further: these are the beauty essentials worthy of making it into your beach bag.
1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50)
Never underestimate the power of an SPF-packed lip balm. This sheer hot pink lip treatment may seem on the pricey side, but trust us when we tell you: it’s well worth it. Packed with lip-plumping fatty acids and real sugar, this balm nourishes and protects your pout while adding a pop of gorgeous color.
Sunscreen should be a part of your daily skincare routine but, it’s simply non-negotiable when hitting the beach. This lightweight, tinted formula provides a light dose of color coverage and maximum sun protection. Bonus? It won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts!
3. St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil ($50)
Amp up your glow factor by applying a natural-looking self tanner to your whole body a day or two before you hit the beach. St. Tropez is the cream of the faux tanner crop – this one leaves your limbs with a streak-free, golden tan that can last up to ten days.
Fight smudges and flaking but still pump up the lash volume with a killer waterproof mascara. Take that, raccoon eyes.
5. Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray ($16)
Lets face it, SPF sprays are way easier to use than lotions – simply spray, rub, and you’re good-to-go. Sun Bum’s SPF 30 is sweet smelling, waterproof and enriched with Vitamin E to nourish and protect our skin. #trustthebum
6. John Masters Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray ($16.50)
Enhance your natural beach hair with a salt-infused spray that will ensure your tresses stays tousled long after you leave the beach.
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