Got your beach get-up ready for your weekend getaway? Not so fast!
Even with a cute bikini on, it’s pretty hard to look adorbs at the beach…sandy
hair, sunburn fiascos and uneven tan lines are only a few of many beach
dilemmas. Babes, it’s time to get beautiful on the beach with this our beach
day beauty kit!
Put the wave back into your hair
Here’s the situation: After an amazing beach day, the sun can
cause hair color to fade and strands to dry out. And if you’re a gal who likes
dipping in and out of the waves, the salty waters can do major damage to
tresses. Try spritzing in a leave-in conditioner before you hit the sand, and
braid your bangs back and tie hair up in a bun. A leave-in product protects
your hair from the sun, and it even creates soft, smooth and manageable waves
during and after your beach day.
Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Conditioner, $20,
The sun is also dangerous for your skin so make sure to apply
sunscreen frequently during your beach day! A sport sunblock should stay put
between games of beach volleyball and wave jumping. Our trick? Mix in a smidge
of shimmery lotion so you’re bound to glow all day long!
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Lotion SPF 70, $10,
Why not treat your nails while lying seaside? Try pushing
your cuticles back to keep nails looking trim and neat. Pack The Body Shop’s
Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil. The oil in this pen softens cuticles while the
pen cap can be used to gently push those cuticles back.
The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil, $12,
Did you know that you could use beach sand to exfoliate your
skin? Exfoliating helps remove dead skin from the body’s surface to reveal the
beautiful new skin underneath. The next time you’re at the beach, try rubbing
some wet sand onto your legs for a quick skin fix (we recommend doing this in a
fancy yoga pose)! Rough, calloused feet? Bring your beach chair (and maybe a
fun summer read) close to the waves, sit down, and gently rub your feet on the
surface of the wet sand. Easy pedi for practically peanuts! Helpful fact: Many ladies even claim that sand exfoliation
banishes cellulite (those lumps and bumps on your thighs)!
If you’re suffering from sunburn, dryness and peeling after a
beach day, pick up an after-sun formula with aloe. This non-greasy lotion
moisturizes and hydrates skin--which also keeps your tan looking great.
Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion, $5, drugstore.com
Do you have any beauty routines at the beach? Feel free to
share, beach babes.
BY JANE CHA ON 8/9/2012 8:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, hair, how to, tips, skin, nails, summer, best products, saver