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Monday, June 17, 2013

Beach Bag Beauty Essentials

I don't know about you, but this hot summer weather has me ready for a trip to the beach!  Before you hit the beach this summer, check out our list of must have products to have in your beach bag... and don't forget your sunglasses and sun hat!

BEFORE & DURING SUN EXPOSURE:

Beach Bag Beauty Essentials: Before & During Sun Exposure


Of course our top recommendation is sunscreen!  Protect your skin now, and it will thank you later.  We carry a wide variety of sunscreens for all skin concerns.  Glytone Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 40 has recently been flying off the shelves!  This oil-free, mineral based formula is also lightweight, non-whitening and fragrance free.  It is recommended for all skin types, even sensitive skin.  If you prefer a spray formula, you have to try Cosmedix Reflect SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen!  With peptides and antioxidants, you’ll get superior sun protection in an oil-free, non-chemical formula.  It also provides a matte finish, great for all skin types including oily and sensitive skin.  We're also really excited to have recently brought on EltaMD.  We can't wait to try their amazing sunscreens!

Did you know that UV rays can damage your hair too?  Keep your hair protected and extend its color during a long day in the sun.  Phytoplage Protective Beach Spray locks in moisture and prevents oxidation for both skin and hair.  Want to fight frizz and humidity too?  Keep your hair sleek and protected from UV damage with Keratin Complex Straight Day Spray.  In two convenient sizes, you can have one for home and travel.

If you feel like applying sunscreen is a hassle, work it into your beauty regimen with good-for-you mineral makeup that utilizes sun protectors.  gloMinerals makes it easy and chic with their Protecting Lip Treatment SPF 15.  In three cute summer shades, you’ll protect lips with an added sheer tint.  My favorite is Cosmo, a perfect sheer coral.  And don’t forget your Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Powder Brush!  This convenient pre-filled applicator brush comes in SPF 30 or SPF 50 so you can protect your skin and look flawless for your beach trip.

AFTER SUN EXPOSURE:

Beach Bag Beauty Essentials: After Sun Exposure

Whether you’ve got plans after the beach or you just need a little pick-me-up, Pevonia Botanica Phyto-Aromatic Mist provides instant hydration, while calming skin.  It’s also great to set your makeup so you’ll be ready for after-beach fun in no time! 

Sometimes you need a quick and easy way to freshen up your skin.  Cut through the grit of the day while clearing pores of any excess oil and bacteria with Dermalogica mediBac Skin Purifying Wipes.  The convenient formula can be applied to face and body.  *However – if your skin suffers from a sunburn or you will continue to be in the sun, skip this product for now because it will only cause further sensitivity due to its Salicylic Acid. 

After soaking in the sun and sand, your hair probably needs refreshing too.  A dry shampoo is a quick and easy way to soak up excess oil and give your roots a little more volume.  If you keep up with our blog, you know how much we love the convenience of a dry shampoo – especially Keratin  Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder.  It’s a pre-filled applicator brush and comes in regular, blonde or brunette.  It's no wonder that it's a hot product!  A new favorite is gloessentials Re-Energize Dry Shampoo.  This aerosol formula applies easily and is my new favorite hair product!  I’ve been using the Brunette as a refresher during the week, and I definitely want to try the Colorless too.  Check out all of our dry shampoo options to see which one is best for you.

Do you have exciting plans this summer?  What are your essential beach bag products?  We want to hear from you!  Leave us a comment or share our blog on Facebook. 

Until next time…. stay tuned and stay beautiful!!

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