Beauty and the Beach: 8 Sun Care Products You Need
Hitting the beach shouldn’t come at a price. Pamper and protect yourself from the dangers of Miami’s UV rays with this summer’s must-have sun care products.
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Score Beach Waves for Days
South Florida is practically synonymous with salty beach waves. OUAI’s wave spray is an easy and effortless way to achieve natural beach waves without needing to dip into the deep blue sea. Rich in rice protein, this magical spray will give you the mermaid locks you desire.
QUAI Wave Spray at Nordstrom, $26
‘Luxurious’ isn’t the word that comes to mind when you think about sunscreen. An image of family vacations, white noses, and globs of creamy residue may strike you at the sound of sun protection. Ditch your sunscreen stigma and carry Kiehl’s SPF 30 ultra-lightweight sunscreen in your beach bag. With Vitamin E and a proprietary blend of sun filters, the water-resistant formula will block harmful UVA and UVB rays and block pesky free radicals.
'Activated Sun Protector' Sunscreen Aqua Lotion for Face & Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30 at Kiehl’s, $29
Be a Bronze Goddess
Add a little glimmer to your golden tan. The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Drops of Sun formula is a bronzer and highlighter that’s packed with conditioning honey and vitamin E. One little drop will add moisture to your summer glow, while two drops will darken your skin and emulate a darkened complexion.
Honey Bronze Drops of Sun at The Body Shop, $20
Take a Dip in the Fountain of Youth
Juan Ponce de León didn’t travel to Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth for nothing. UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin for years to come. Stay on top of skincare with Origins’ Plantscription SPF 25 anti-aging cream to avoid fine lines and wrinkles from days of living the beach life.
SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Oil-Free Cream at Origins, $59
Achieve Margarita Ready Lips
Nothing tastes quite as good as a margarita on sunny beach day. Emulate your favorite libation with L’Occitane’s zesty lime lip balm. This creamy balm is enriched with shea butter to nourish your kissable lips and keep them smooth throughout the day.
Shea Butter Zesty Lime Lip Balm at L’Occitane, $12
Don’t Forget the ‘After Party’
When the sun goes down, it’s time to indulge in a little sun care after party. Enhance your tan by slathering on after-sun tan extender by Sisley-Paris. The miracle cream will soothe your skin and reduce the burning feeling left from a day in the heat. The healing properties of shea butter, stevia leaf extract and plant glycerin combine to create a comforting and softening lather. Its self-tanning ingredients, DHA and Erythrulose, will turn up your tan game.
Make the fete into a masquerade with skin and hair masques to restore your hydration and glow. While the sun can be harsh on skin, Caudalie’s moisturizing mask will leave your once salty skin with a dewy glow. Continue the party with Aveda’s after-sun hair masque, a three-part defense system worth celebrating. The masque’s relaxing aroma will soothe your senses while the tamanu and organic coconut oil will work restorative magic on your sun-exposed locks.
Sisley-Paris After-Sun Care Tan Extender at Bloomingdale’s, $175
Moisturizing Mask at Caudalie, $39
After-Sun Hair Masque at Aveda, $28
No Sun, No Problem
Was your beach day busted by the rain? COOLA has your back—both literally and figuratively. Rather than laying in the sun for hours, COOLA’s Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist can be used on-the-go for a natural-looking radiance that lasts up to three days. The fast-drying mist is a golden blend of argan oil, vitamin C, hibiscus, and chamomile extract. Close your eyes and transfer yourself to a chaise lounge in Maui with its refreshing pineapple scent.
COOLA Sunless Tan Dry Body Oil Mist at Sephora, $46