Beach Beauty Essentials

Simplify Your Makeup

Products that work in cold weather don’t always hold up in the heat. Trade thicker foundation for a lighter, tinted moisturizer. Switch to waterproof mascara and use a lip balm with sunscreen or sheer gloss in place of creamy lipsticks.

Keep Skin Cool in the Heat

Always apply sunscreen at least twenty minutes before hitting the beach to keep skin protected. Once you’re there, keep sunscreen in a small cooler so you’ll not only have it handy for touch-ups, but you’ll be refreshed with every reapplication and your bottle won’t get sandy.

Sport a Braid for Sun-Kissed Streaks

A simple braid is a great way to keep hair contained, whether you’re lounging surfside or spiking a volleyball in the sand. It’s chic, gives your hair amazing texture and allows the sun to hit in all the right spots to create natural, sun-kissed highlights.

Grab a Beautiful Beach Read

There’s no better time to squeeze in a few books than during lazy summer days at the beach.
A few of our favorites are YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty and The Beauty Prescription: The Complete Formula for Looking and Feeling Beautiful.

Cover Up with a Fabulous Hat

The best defense against sunburn at the beach is to cover up. And, even if you don’t like the beach, a big, floppy hat is always a stylish way to beat the heat wherever you are.