The Only Summer Beauty Products You Need
Pare down your routine to weather the season beautifully
For Your Face
A sun-kissed glow is a summer must, but not at the expense of fine lines and discoloration. Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning Face SPF 15 acts as three products in one, delivering a gradual glow, SPF 15 and moisture in an oil-free formula so you can skip your regular moisturizer. (About $9, ulta.com).
For Your Body
Who wants to slather on sunscreen every day? Not me, but did you know that even just walking to and from the car can lead to accumulated sun damage over the years? For a simple solution, swap out your regular body moisturizer for Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 15. ($8.99, walgreens.com).
For Your Hair
Your hair needs protection from the sun as well – especially if it’s highlighted or colored. To prevent fading and brassiness due to the sun’s UV rays, shield your strands with a leave-in product like Kerastase Gelee Aqua Proof ($34, kerastase-usa.com). This waterproof gel deflects the sun’s rays, while protecting the hair from damaging and drying chemicals like chlorine and salt water. It also imparts a chic wet look and light hold that makes it perfect for pulling hair back in sleek, sophisticated beachside ‘do. If you choose to skip the pre-beach protection, prevent damage once you get home by using a clarifying shampoo such as J.F. Lazartigue After Swimming Shampoo and Salt Neutralizer ($32, amazon.com).
In Your Makeup Case
Beat the heat and look fabulous as you’re doing it by stocking your cosmetic case with makeup that stays put. Waterproof mascara is a no-brainer – try Urban Decay Big Fatty Waterproof Mascara ($20, amazon.com) – and I recently stumbled across a waterproof bronzer called It Cosmetics Get Wet Waterproof Bronzer ($32, amazon.com) for a golden glow that won’t budge. And don’t forget that your lips are especially prone to sunburn. Keep them kissable with Philosophy Kiss Me Very Emollient SPF 20 Lip Balm Red ($14, philosophy.com). This minty gloss softens and protects in one swipe, leaving a hint of color.
To Tote It All: The Right Bag
If you’re clocking extra hours at the gym to be in bikini shape, you run the risk of some nasty side effects, like athlete’s foot. Fret not, there’s a solution that you won’t be embarrassed to whip out of your bag: DermaDoctor Feet Accompli. This top-notch antifungal cream not only stops the itching and burning, but moisturizes, rejuvenates and protects your feet as well. ($34, dermadoctor.com).