Packing up for a sun filled vacation? Don’t forget to toss in our favourite summer beach beauty essentials.
From the best sun creams to beach hair sprays, discover the essentials you will need for a sunny disposition, because there’s nothing like a good selection of summer beach beauty essentials to make you feel like you deserve a part on Baywatch. And no matter how much you deny it we have all at one stage in our lives dreamt of being the next Pamela. So how does one really prepare for summer, aside from packing in sets of abs 10 days before departure ?
Firstly you will need to switch your beauty routine from winter mode to summer mode, because what kept your skin feeling moist and comfortable during winter is likely to leave you feeling hot and sticky in summer. Moisturizers in particular can have this effect as we are likely to layer it with SPF. We recommend lightweight products as this will enable your skin to breathe.
Today, however we are going to focus on the summer beach beauty essentials to take away on holiday. Some might argue that such an article is slighlty premature in view of the current weather but at What-to-Where we live for summer and firmly believe there is no better time to be prepared.
Like any kind of holiday, preparation starts at home and requires a bit of patience and some dedication.
STEP 1 : BOOST YOUR MELANIN
Take an Oenobiol solaire intensif pill once a day for a minimum of two weeks before departure all the way through your stay. Oenobiole Solaire Intensif will prepare your skin and boost your melanin. Its formula was developped specifically to give you beautiful skin and a long lasting tan. To prolong your holidays and maintain your radiant glow you should continue taking Oenobiole post return. That said these pills will not prevent sunburn and long term sun damage, therefore we strongly recommend you use protective sun cream at all times which leads us to our next step…
STEP 2 : PROTECT THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
“I don’t burn“ is a lie told by us all. No matter how olive skinned we are or think we are SPF is essential not only to avoid the burn but also prevents wrinkles. So stay youthful and healthy by applying sunscreen regularly. Find your perfect match.
Sun Cream vs Sun care oil sprays
Who wants white sunscreen blotches when you can get sexy glowing legs? We could all use a little “oily“ embellishment, even more so when it comes with an effective suncare protection. We’ve tried both options for you.
Vichy ideal Soleil protection 50 SPF -anti-dark spots care : A tinted skin care cream for the face ideal for the first days of sun exposure. Not only does it protect you from dark spots it will also give you a healthy summer glow thanks to its tinted formula. Ideal for milky white skins and wrinkle prone skins.
Clarins sun care oil spray 30 SPF- body & hair : Ideal for mediterranean get aways, this oil spray is perfect to protect and embellish a skin which has already been exposed to the sun a couple of days. Many of us often forget and neglect to protect our hair, to prevent a negative outcome get spraying some oil on your locks. Your hair needs hydration and UV protection. This is a dry oil, which can also accompany you outside the beach context. It is clothing friendly and can be worn on a daily basis.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL – Nutritive oil : The only oil your boyfriend will keep asking to re-apply on you. Why? Firstly, because for once even if your hands are full of cream and sand you are still able to spray the cap without the bottle flying out of your hands. Secondly, its texture is voluptuous. Similar to Monoï, this particular oil is greasy and smells/ feels like holiday. Not clothing friendly, we recommend you apply this by the pool/ beach with the intention of doing dolce farniente. Very water resistant.
Shiseido – Sun protection lotion wet force: The perfect solution for the forgetful and busy holiday makers. Tropical sun, sweat and even water nothing can fail it. With its luxurious texture and wet force technology this sun lotion is a real pro. You can now spend hours at sea floating on your doughnut shaped inflatable without fearing a sunburn.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL- Ultra light Fluid: Its fluid texture makes it the perfect go to face protection. No white blotches and not oily this sunscreen is as useful under extreme sun than in your everyday beauty routine to prevent dark spots and wrinkles. If you like this protection, a similar tinted version called La Roche Posay Anthelios- smoothing optical BLUR is also available.
You’ve been using chapstick all winter and its not about to change. Just swap you’re good old Labello for La Roche Posay Anthelios –Sensitive lipstick. It will leave you feeling great with gorgeous hydrated and kissable lips.
STEP 3 : STAY HYDRATED
Don’t forget to drink loads of water and keep refreshing your face and body with Avene’s Eau thermale. Not only does it provide great skin hydration it also helps relieve skin irritation and sun burns.
STEP 4 : AFTER-SUN CARE
You’ve either done it right or wrong ( you now look like a lobster), either way you will need after-sun care. If you’ve done it right, your tan lines are starting to show nicely and you will need a hydrating after sun boost to maintain them. In the second situation, you will need some urgent care to survive a night in bed in your silk sheets to avoid them feeling like sandpaper against your skin.
Vichy Ideal Soleil –After sun : This dry sunburn rescue cream relieves the pain and restores the dammaged skin immediately. Must be applied generously for instant results.
La Roche Posay Posthelios – Gel Cream : A rich cream which is pleasant to apply that not only relieves pain but also prolongs your tan. This particular cream can replace your every day body cream over summer helping you get the most out of your tan.
Vichy Ideal Body – Olio 3 Ors : On top of it’s silk touch and tanned skin effect, this dry oil also nourishes the skin. The new and indispensable fashion accessory that will accompany you on every night out. What’s more this oil is only very lightly scented and will therefore not overpower your own perfume.
STEP 5 : THE FINISHING TOUCH
The summer scent. The sea, sun, sand, salt and heat can often leave us feeling less than fresh. So to avoid eau de B.O and looking like a sweaty mess , keep yourself fresh with a light summery fragrance like Issey Miyaki’s new eau d’Issey. Read our review here.
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