By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by Danielle Sabol
Along with warmer temperatures and longer days, come mandatory skin exposure and UV rays. While we have all been practically hit over the head with the importance of sunscreen all day err’ day (if you need more not-so-subliminal messaging, head here), applying SPF shouldn’t be the only thing you are focused on when it comes to keeping your epidermis beach ready. From makeup replacements to treating your skin off the beach, here are five categories of skin care products you should be stocked with before summer’s end.
Yeah, seems obvious. But just in case you were going to read the rest of these and try and skip out on the stuff, not an option. This summer we are all about CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ’s UV Protective Emulsion Very High Protection. It’s super luxurious, is water resistant up to 80 minutes and protects against UV rays and dryness simultaneously. What more could you ask for?
Unless having your face melt onto your all white ensemble just happens to be your “thing” (and we have a fairly strong feeling it’s not), tinted moisturizer is a must have. Period. With all of the heat, sun exposure and inevitable sweat associated with merely existing over the next few months, caking on the foundation isn’t really a viable option. We generally prefer tinted moisturizers that are both oil free and have some built in SPF. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a bit of a cult classic that offers pretty standard summer coverage. We are also big fans of Jouer Matte Moisture Tint for a smoother and more, well, matte finish when necessary (sun spots, we are looking at you).
DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPS
While you are lathering up, don’t forget one of the most sun-sensitive and oft forgotten parts of your body – your lips. Keep a stick of CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ’s UV Protective Lip Treatment on you at all times and apply, apply, apply.
Getting glowing beach ready skin is all a matter of choosing the right post-shower elixir. And for us, Susan Ciminelli’s Marine Lotion is what one might call a bit of a godsend in that department. Not only does it make skin glow upon first use, but over time (it can be used anywhere on your body and face) some have claimed they can skip their foundation altogether. Eureka! It’s a summer miracle! If the Marine Lotion is a bit out of your budget, we also suggest L’Occitane’s Almond Firming and Softening Supple Skin Oil. Not quite as drastic results, but we have been using it for years and love it and it’s half the price.
How you treat your skin after you lay out is just as important as what you put on it beforehand. Before you take that post-tan nap upon returning to your hotel room, make sure to keep your skin hydrated by applying Avene’s After Sun Repair Lotion (it needs something to drink, just like you). Took that heat induced nap outside on accident?Michael Kors After Sun Gelee should do the trick.
Applying SPF shouldn’t be the only thing you are focused on when it comes to keeping your epidermis beach ready.