5 Skin-Care Essentials to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer
Swimsuit? Check. Towel? Check. Sunglasses? Check. You’ve packed all the basics for your beach trip but you’re not done just yet. Ahead, find five skin-care must-haves to toss into your tote before hitting the sand.
Beach Essential #1: Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen to your face and body every day — whether you are beach bound or sitting in an office — is a cardinal rule when it comes to protecting skin from sun damage. Reach for a formula that’s first and foremost suited for your skin type, offers broad-spectrum coverage containing an SPF of at least 15 and is non-greasy. For the face, we love La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen. The fast-absorbing, weightless formula features Cell-Ox Shield XL antioxidant technology to help protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types and is free of parabens and fragrance. Don’t forget to apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every two hours.
Beach Essential #2: Lip Balm With SPF
Your lips need SPF, too. To avoid a sunburned pout, make sure not to leave home without a lip balm containing SPF, like Supergoop Fusion Lip Balm. Its blend of hydrating ingredients — hello, shea butter, honey and sunflower seed oil — leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated for hours, and it contains SPF 30.
Beach Essential #3: Face Mist
To give your skin a refreshing pick-me-up when you just can’t beat the heat, spritz Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spa Water onto your face. Not only does it feel incredibly soothing on the skin, it’s also formulated with minerals and antioxidants that can help strengthen the skin’s surface.
Beach Essential #4: Blotting Papers
To keep shine under control at the beach, bring along some blotting papers to absorb any excess sweat and oil on your face. NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper goes beyond just mattifying skin and offers four different types — Matte, Fresh Face, Green Tea and Tea Tree.
Beach Essential #5: BB Cream
If you’re looking for some tinted facial coverage at the beach without sacrificing SPF, try a BB cream that blurs and protects. They’re lightweight and offer skin soothing and hydrating benefits. A great option is Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream. It contains SPF 30 to protect skin from damaging UV rays and helps even and enhance skin tone.