If there’s one thing you need to keep on top of, it’s SPF. Yes, bronzed skin is gorgeous, and yes, it does happen a lot quicker if you skimp on the SPF now and then, but the price for that tan is much higher than most are willing to pay. Burnt skin, premature ageing, and even skin cancer are what you’re risking if you’re not slapping on the sun protection. Want a bit of coverage but still want to keep your skin protected? Why not try a tinted facial suncream like this one from Eucerin? You can still look done-up whilst on the beach, you’ve just got to know the right products! Of course you need good coverage for the rest of your body too, but I prefer to use a separate sunscreen on my face from the one I use on my body. Why – you may ask? Well, firstly, facial sunscreens tend to be a lot less oily and are a lot less likely to clog your pores like conventional sunscreen. In addition, they generally offer higher SPF in facial moisturisers, which means that you can still protect your face from premature ageing whilst getting a nice tan.
If you’re not one for going au natural on the beach then there are a lot of ways to help boost your natural beauty in a subtle way. The sun will naturally help to clear your skin up and give it a gorgeous glow, but adding something like this cream blush from Bourjois and a tinted lip balm like this one from Clarins will help to keep you feeling you best whilst having fun in the sun.
Something that is always essential in my beach bag is a pack of wipes – whether they be of the makeup or baby variety – to remove any saltwater residue or to help keep your hands clean. These aren’t a makeup item per say, but have been incredibly useful in the past. Just make sure to reapply any sunscreen after using them!
Products like the Eau Thermal Avene Water Spray are also a great product to have in your beach bag as it’s a great refresher if you get a bit overheated. However, it can interfere with your SPF so be careful and keep reapplying!
A moisturising mask:
When all is said and done after a relaxing day at the beach, we need to make sure we keep our skin healthy and hydrated for our next sun-seeking adventure. Exposure to the sun and sea water are notorious for drying your skin out, so try a moisturising mask like Origins’ Drink Up Intensive Mask. This bad boy has been a lifesaver for parched skin for years – trust me, you’ll be thanking us!
What are your favourite beauty bits to take to the beach? Let us know in the comment section below or tweet us @Scriptoeris!
Author: Isobel Morrice
Isobel Morrice is a lipstick addict, language graduate and long-time lifestyle and beauty blogger. In her spare time she likes to play GTA V, take the perfect Instagram photo or (funds allowing) visit her hometown of Hong Kong.