With summer in full swing, there are many beach days ahead. I have a few beauty must-haves for when I’m out in the sun, all of these products keep your skin protected and will have you glowing from head to toe. Any of these products will work on all skin types, including sensitive!
LET’S TALK SPF
There is a giant ball of fire in the sky we call the sun that has the ability to burn us to a damn crisp, despite the fact that it’s 149.6 million kilometers away. That is some powerful shit, okay? So don’t get it twisted girl, sunscreen should be applied at least every 2 hours or more frequently if you’re sweating and swimming. Laying out to get a tan in hopes of bronzing up just isn’t worth the risk of getting skin cancer, not to mention you’ll end up with hyperpigmentation (aka sun spots) and wrinkles. The goal is to avoid looking like a leather handbag by the time you’re 30, am I right? If you want a bronzed bod, just do it like I (and the rest of the smart girls) do and self tan! Ain’t nobody got time for sun damage, wrinkles, or skin cancer.
While protecting from UV rays, there is also glycolic acid that gently exfoliates to make skin glow and reduce the look of dark spots and acne scars. This is just one of the many products I love from Reversa.
The skin around the eyes is so delicate, sensitive, and needs sun protection! Similar to the radiance cream, it protects but also treats to reduce fine lines and gives hydration.
I love that it’s a mineral formula rather than chemical, it is so gentle on sensitive skin, it’s easy to apply and smells AMAZING! At the moment I have the citrus mimosa scented version, but there are a few other tropical scents like piña colada, toasted coconut, guava mango (spf 50) and of course there is one that’s unscented if you are sensitive to Fragrance.
MORE COOLA FAVES
Being out in the heat dries out the skin like crazy, so I’ve been using this alongside my Coola Spray sunscreen for extra nourishment. The coconut oil and aloe extract feel amazing on this skin and this formula also makes for great base to create a body highlighter. I’m obsessed with having glowy skin from head to toe, so I mix the Thank Me Later mousse with my Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in “Conceited” for a bronzed shimmery glow.
Because I love to swim when I’m at the pool or beach, I don’t really like wearing makeup because it just melts off! I love that the ColorScience Sunforgettable brush on powder makes the skin look flawless, provides UV ray protection, fights free radicals from pollution. It feels so lightweight and I love that the brush is attached so it’s super easy to apply on the go.
I think we often forget that our lips are just as vulnerable as the rest of our skin. Fresh makes the best-tinted lip balms on the earth! They have an SPF of 15 but don’t taste or smell sunscreen-y. They’re filled with nourishing ingredients like grapeseed oil, black currant seed oil, and sugar which locks in hydration.