8 Essential Beach Day Skin Wonders

Monday, August 15, 2022

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As we settle into the sweltering days of high summer, nothing sounds more refreshing than escaping to the cool waters of tranquil beaches. The most anticipated outings of summer, beach days are just the relaxing luxury we hope to frequently enjoy. Though, nothing spoils a delightful afternoon on the sand quicker than a sunburn or over-warmed, irritated skin. To avoid such an incident, I've compiled a roundup of highly effective skincare products and more that are sure to soothe, protect and revive skin whilst on the beach and beyond. Read on to learn more about these top reliable favorites you'll want to tote along on your next trip to the beach. 

best SPF for the beach

While I never step outdoors without an adequate layer of sunscreen, I'm sure to dial it up for a fun sunny outing like the beach. This sun care application requires a multilayered method which includes: an initial layer of cast-free sunscreen, SPF-fortified color cosmetics and an easy sunscreen for reapplication. Before applying a great SPF-infused complexion product, I layer on my favorite facial sunscreen find of the summer, (1) Bliss Block Star Invisible Sunscreen SPF 30, a beautiful lightweight mineral formulation which effortlessly blends onto the skin without any of the unsightly chalkiness often seen with traditional sunscreens. For a wash of flattering color along my cheeks and lips, (2) Physicians Formula Natural Defense Triple Defense Multicolor Stick in SPF 20 in Natural Rose is a pretty option as it effortlessly blends on the skin and can be intensified in tone without an unsightly patchy or grainy finish. 

An often forgot about area of the face, the lips are highly vulnerable to the moisture-stripping effects of the sun. Therefore, seeking an ultra-nourishing product with added sun protection is essential. A perfectly fitting choice and one I reach for regularly is 3) Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, a decades-old beauty bag staple and a personal favorite lip product formulated with a decent grade of SPF. Not only does this soft, pleasantly scented lip balm sink right in and gets to work on conditioning parched lips, it also provides defense against harmful sun rays. 

In the midst of all the fun, the skin will need an eventual break from the sun. Coupled with a timely reapplication of sunscreen, the soothing (green grape, rose, rosemary oils) and refreshing (orange blossom water, lemon balm) spritz of (4) Caudalie Beauty Elixir Spray will become a welcomed bit of relief. A fine and delicately scented mist, this facial spray revives sun-drenched skin and adds an extra bit of hydration while boosting skin's radiance. For an instant cool down, maximize on the fresh ocean breeze and switch on a nifty portable hand fan. This pleasant stream of cool air will help cut the heat on the face and neck (my most over-warmed areas) and feel like an incredibly satisfying pause from the beaming sunshine. 

best SPF for the beach

Much like the face, choosing the right sunscreen for the body makes all the difference. Not all sunscreens are created equal and it is important to find blends that are both compatible to your skin type and also properly veil the skin in sufficient suncare. My tried and true sunscreen duo involves two uniquely impressive formulas that not only provides a potent barrier against the sun but aids the skin in a wealth of ways. For the initial and more targeted application, my go-to is (1) Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreena smooth, lightweight, fluid formula which is easily blended onto the skin with an invisible finish. Interestingly, this unique sunscreen features exclusive technology which activates a stronger degree of sun protection when exposed to external heat and water. For the trickier and tougher to reach areas, my favorite is (2) La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 60 is a non-greasy, alcohol-free lotion with a spray mechanism which evenly applies on the skin. Suitable for all skin types, this lasting sunscreen dries down to a silky finish which remains water-resistant for well over an hour. This effective pair goes on to soothe and moisturize the skin whilst protecting against damaging sun rays. 

As careful as I am, there will always be a moment when my skin reaches it's heat limit. The quickest way to alleviate the uncomfortable feeling of over-warmed skin is spritzing on a replenishing product designed to remedy irritated sensitive skin, one such skin savior is (3) Cadulie Grape Water Moisturizing Mist, an ultra-hydrating, antioxidant-rich blend which soothes dry skin and reduces redness, all while cooling down the sprayed sections. If that isn't enough, the best way to amend distressed areas of the skin is layering on a thin layer of ultra-calming (4) Aloe Vera Gel. Keeping both reviving products over ice in a portable cooler intensifies the refreshing and comforting factors of each and quickly gets you back to the fun on the sand. 

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