Oh, how I love a relaxed and fun beach day. This really recharges my batteries and finally after two years with no beach vacation it was time to give into my cravings. So last week I hopped into a car with my bestie and we were off to Italy. A perfect beach day for me obviously includes good weather, music I love, refreshing drinks, reading material and a few beauty items that I just need to feel comfortable and protected. Because for every beauty need there is the perfect product and these are mine for a beach vacay.
Protection is key and I was always an advocate of using sunscreen religiously. I apply 30SPF minimum and reapply regularly during the day. I really love the the Garnier Ambre Solair Moisturising Protection Spray recently. It smells like a summer breeze, hydrates my skin and is not sticky. Winner!
Don’t forget about the hair when you are in the sun I have to tell myself. The sun and sea can make my dry hair even worse. Not a good look at all. That’s why I always carry a travel sized bottle of my favourite hair oil with me. The Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil protects my hair from getting to dry and keeps it smooth.
This product is a true all-rounder which I discovered two years ago. The Palmer’s Swivel Stick with Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E can be used as a lip balm and cream wherever you have dry skin. It is handy and smells delicious. I use this in summer and winter.
I love to apply a little bit of the Benefit Sunbeam Highlighter to make my skin glowing in the sun. A little dab here and there and the subtle shimmer looks gorgeous on tanned skin.
You would think who needs a face primer when you don’t wear make up to the beach. But I do because I discovered that the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free is perfect to keep your skin flawless and protects it a little bit from sweat.
What are your go-to beauty products for a day in the sun? Let me know in the comments!