Who else is counting down the days until summer and excited for beach season? Because I definitely am! Doing absolutely nothing but chill and relax at the beach is one of my favorite ways to spend long, sun-filled days throughout the hottest months of the year.
Here’s a list of beauty essentials that you need for your next trip to the beach:
First on the list is obviously sunscreen – no beach day would be complete without one! Aside from slathering sunblock all over your body, it’s important not to skip applying sunscreen on your face. Free radicals from the sun, particularly during summer when the sun’s at its hottest, can greatly damage skin so sunscreen is a must-have.
If you’re having trouble picking the right sunscreen for your skin type, chapter 17 of the Beauty Book has got you covered. Don’t forget to re-apply your sunscreen every two hours, especially if you’re swimming most of the time.
Staying out in the sun for too long can dry your skin out, so it’s important to keep skin hydrated with a moisturizer. Keep your thick creams at home and pack a lightweight moisturizer instead.
Holika Holika’s Aloe 99% Soothing Gel is a great multitasker for those who need hydration or get sunburnt easily. Thanks to its 99% fermented aloe leaf juice formula, it not only soothes skin but also keeps it moisturized. It absorbs easily too, so you don’t have to worry about it leaving a tacky or sticky feeling.
For those who don’t want to go makeup-free at the beach, you can always bring a few makeup essentials along. You don’t have to apply layers of foundation, concealer, blush or eye shadow – the key is to keep it light and fresh.
You really only need a moisturizing lip balm to keep lips from flaking and a lip tint to add some color. For simple eye makeup, go for waterproof mascara like ISEHAN’s Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara that keeps lashes curled all day without smudging, even underwater!
Another item that I personally like to bring to the beach is a facial mist. Although not a makeup product, a mist helps set my makeup in place, and it’s a nice way to refresh and give skin a boost of moisture.
The last thing that should be on your list is hair products. Soaking up the Vitamin D can damage your hair, as can exposure to salt water. Luckily, there’s no need to resort to wearing hats, hiding under a beach umbrella or staying away from the ocean.
All you need is coconut oil. Before running to the ocean, apply a small amount of coconut oil to the strands of your hair. It protects your hair from sun damage and the harsh effects of salt water, which can make hair feel rough and dry.
Make sure to always pack a handy comb to untangle your hair after swimming. You can also use a scrunchie or coil hair tie to hold your hair securely without causing damage. Plus, these hair-friendly hair ties don’t leave creases. Bring a pack of hair clips if you’ve got little baby hairs to tame, or just wear them for fun since they make a cute summer accessory.
What are some of your beauty essentials for beach season? Share them below!