Beat the burn and make sure your skin is summer-ready with these beach bag essentials.
Get Summer-Ready Skin with these Beach Bag Essentials
Long, sun-drenched days, picnics in the park, and balmy, breezy nights…ahhh…SUMMER! Temps are soaring and so are the hem lines! But, along with all those body-baring bikinis, shredded short-shorts, and tiny tank tops comes potentially harmful overexposure to sun’s damaging, aging, and skin-scorching rays. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Bring on the backyard barbeques and be sure you have your beach bag essentials stockpiled with these sun-smart products to ensure sexy, endless-summer skin! Practice Safe Sun Apply, then re-apply, re-apply, re-apply. Then, re-apply again…sunscreen that is! To ensure you’ve covered all your body’s bases, your best bet is to slather an SPF of at least 30 to your entire body as soon as you get out of the shower. This guarantees you haven’t missed a single spot. And, don’t forget the scalp-exposed area of your hair part, ears, back of neck, tops of feet – everywhere. If you’re going to be at the beach or outdoors most of the day, be sure to re-apply every two hours. This is non-negotiable. Sunscreen, the SPF number on the bottle notwithstanding, is formulated to protect skin for only two hours at a time. After two hours, your skin has metabolized the product and is virtually dissipated. And, don’t be fooled by rainy or overcast days, you’re still at risk to UV exposure. Try beach bag essential Art Naturals new SOLEIL SPF 30 Facial Sunscreen, a comfortably sheer, universally-tinted, antioxidant-rich sunscreen specifically formulated for delicate facial skin. Partner up with the Art Naturals SOLEIL Sunscreen SPF 30 or 50 for the body. The feather-light, fragrance-free formula is mineral-based and won’t leave skin greasy or heavy feeling. Be a Glow-getter If you do prefer to get that “just back from Bora-Bora” bronzed beach glow, you’ll need to keep skin deeply-hydrated and well-protected with an antioxidant and botanical-rich tanning oil. Infused with a body-beautifying blend of jojoba, coconut and kukui seed oils, plus anti-aging sea algae extracts, Art Naturals SOLEIL Tanning Oil is a rather unprecedented sun care product that promotes a deep, dark sun-kissed tan, while protecting skin from free radical damage and imparting a lovely luminosity to the skin. Like having your own bottle of liquid lipo, you’ll love that this multi-functional, body-boosting oil doubles as an all-over toning and tightening treatment in the fight against dreaded dimpling on thighs, legs, and buttocks. No surgery required. If you rather “fake it to make it,” you can totally go the faux glow route with the befitting beach bag essential Art Naturals SOLEIL Sunless Tanner. A streak-free and buildable-bronzing formula, this sunless essential is jojoba oil and botanical-infused for a believable, gorgeous glow – without stepping one foot in the sun! Top tanning tip: Be sure to exfoliate entire body prior to self-tanning session and apply product to completely clean, dry, oil-free skin to avoid tell-tale streaks and patchiness. (Be sure to check out our upcoming post Self-Tanner 101: Your Guide to Getting a Gorge, Faux Glow for a complete, step-by-step self-tanning tutorial, including combating common sunless slip-ups.) Don’t Lose Your Cool You’ve got three sweltering summer months ahead that can wreak havoc on hair and skin. Replenish and revitalize your skin on-the-go, at the beach, or in the car with cooling cucumber and soothing aloe-infused Art Naturals SOLEIL Cooling Spray. This innovative mineral water spray also doubles as a trusty cosmetics companion, setting makeup application for a flawless finish with some serious stay-put power. So, soak up the sun and bring on the backyard barbeques, because the heat won’t stand a chance with these must-have beach bag essentials for summer-sexy skin! Sizzling beach read, cute flip-flops, and sassy sunglasses not included.