The beach is the perfect summertime escape! But between the sun, the sand, and the surf, it can wreak total havoc on your beauty routine. To make sure you’re all ready to ride the waves this weekend, check out our top beach beauty picks!
Sure, looking like a beach goddess is basically the holy grail of beauty — but unless you’re Gisele, you probably need a little help getting the look. So, if you’re headed to the beach this weekend or this summer, make sure to pack some of our beauty essentials! We’ll make sure you’ve got a sun-kissed glow, beachy waves, and smooth skin. Check out our gallery below for all of our top picks!
Beach Beauty Must-Haves: Top Skin Saving Products
We know that we sound like a broken record at this point but please, pretty please, wear sunscreen! It’s the easiest way to protect yourself from deadly melanoma, plus, protecting your skin from the sun leads to fewer wrinkles and discoloration as you age. We love Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield Matte SPF 50 because it provides awesome protection from the sun, but doesn’t leave us with a greasy sheen.
For those of us who need a little less protection from the sun’s damaging rays, we recommend trying Australian Gold Spray Gel with Bronzer SPF 15. This gel sunscreen will give you a little glow while also making sure you don’t get burnt to a crisp. And for those of us who don’t want to risk getting burnt but still want some sun kissed color, we say use Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion, which gives you a fake tan that isn’t orange or streaky in the slightest.
Get The Perfect Beach Hair
We love the way the ocean makes our hair look — all wavy and flowing, kind of like if we were a mermaid, you know? But since we have to wash our hair after going to the beach, the look doesn’t stick around for long. That’s why we’re huge fans of sea spray! These clever styling aids are basically the ocean in a bottle — a few spritz will give you wavy, voluminous hair. Try out some of our favorites like Blow Pro Beach Blow and Got 2b Beach Trippin’ Salt-Infusion Waving Spray.
We’re also huge fans of LUSH products when we’re going for a beachy vibe because their natural ingredients give us the perfect look. Try out the LUSH Beach Box, which gives you some great beach-inspired products like Sea Spray Hair Mist, Dream Cream Body Cream, and Ocean Salt Cleanser!
Beach Beauty Extras
Whether you’re headed to the beach or just trying to get the laid back look, don’t forget the little things! Make sure you’re legs are super smooth with Schick Quattro For Women Disposable Razor. The four-bladed razor will give you an incredibly close shave. Also, make sure you keep your hair in check after the laying in the sand with Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Gold Rush, which won’t rip out hair as you attempt to untangle knots. And finally, after a long day with layers of sunblock and sweat, keep your skin clean with Aubrey Organics Calming Skin Therapy Cleansing Wipes.
Tell us what you think of our beach beauty must-haves, HollywoodLifers!
— Sarah Hopkins
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