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Beach Beauty Survival: The Six Essentials in Our Bag

Beach Beauty Survival: The Six Essentials in Our Bag
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So you’re going to the beach. Sea breeze in your hair, sand between your toes, sounds nice.

That is until you end up with wind-and-sun burned cheeks, seaweed-like tangled hair, and sand in every corner and crevice of your body. Luckily for you, we’ve scorched the earth for six beach bag essentials. Think of this as somewhat of a survival kit. It’s tough out there, and it doesn’t look like a Beach Boys music video unless you’re a supermodel in St. Tropez.

Here’s how to look and feel like one anyway:

Alleven Color Shield

If Beyoncé wore this to Coachella you have absolutely no reason whatsoever to not wear Alleven to the beach; that is, if you want glowing, bronzed and protected skin. It’s water-resistant and contains ingredients that fight against UV rays. Concealing without the gross, orange crap that self-tanner produces all over your hands and life. You know when you break out your swimsuit for the first time of the summer and you feel like a twelve-year-old boy who just got done with soccer practice? No more.

Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+

If your skin tends to be on the oily side or you want to use your regular moisturizer,this sunscreen is a great option for you. It’s great under makeup and for daily use. Apply this before you get to the beach and again after you get in the water, if you don’t get in the water because you don’t want your double cleanse, tone, essence and hydration to come off, we understand how you feel. However, still reapply after a few hours of exposure because you can never have too much sun protection. More sun protection equals less wrinkles, need we say more?

Vichy Mineral 89

Windburn? Never heard of it. This serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and fights against environmental stressors. For example, sand blowing into your face at rapid speeds while you try to get your hair out of your lip gloss. It doubles as a light hydrator, perfect for getting your daily dose of moisture without risking oily skin from beach humidity and summer heat. Vichy Mineral 89 is made with thermal water, which makes your skin feel plumped and toned, all while looking as glowy as a mermaid tail in all the right places.

Klorane Protective Oil With Ylang-Ylang Wax

About that seaweed-like tangled hair… It can be difficult to keep your locks healthy in the summer—hanging your head out the window, running through wildflowers, and sitting seaside isn’t exactly a recipe for success. However, this stuff might just change your mind. Klorane’s oil is a lifesaver for a beach day. The formula works to lock in shine and protect from past, current and future damage. Run some of it through your hair before leaving for the beach and not only will your hair stay smooth, but you will overcome everyone you pass by with the sweet scent of ylang-ylang.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50

This sunscreen is perfect for dryer skin types, and can be used as a base moisturizer as well. It contains Zinc Oxide, which works to enhance your natural skin tone and give you a glowy, yet matte, base. We like it for its translucent color and adaptable fluid properties that give it a discreet yet effective coverage. The "Fusion,” part of the name comes from the fact that while it protects, it also works to boosts collagen and radiance.

Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF 20

If you’re in a hurry to get out the door and want to combine a few steps, try this sheer tint by Dermalogica. It’s the perfect beach day coverage because it conceals. Use it all over your face and neck before you go, and bring it in your beach bag for touchups. We love this product because it’s an easy way to go from a day at the beach to a night out while on vacation. It also doubles as an anti-aging product, which we’re all here for.

Toss them all in your super trendy market bag and you're ready to go! Nothing says Baywatch like healthy, glowy, dewy skin.

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