As I’m prepping for my first beach trip of the season I’m reminded how important it is to shake up your routine to account for the added sun. I’ve started keeping a small cosmetic bag in my vanity that holds all of my summer must haves so that it’s easy to grab-and-go and be protected.
- Coola Classic Face Sunscreen – One of my 2019 resolutions was to wear sunscreen daily even if I didn’t think I needed it. For the longest time I was convinced that as long as I have SPF in my makeup I was covered but I’ve since learned that may not be the case. The Coola sunscreen has been a godsend in my summer routine. The formula is extremely light and never feels heavy. I apply it every morning after my serums and it acts as a primer/moisturizer combo before I put on my CC cream. The product has a slight cucumber scent which I find to be very refreshing.
- Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder – Summer after Summer and burnt scalp one after another had me thinking “why is there such a lack in the market for hair sunscreens?” Enter the Supergoop! part powder. I’ve constantly struggled to find a way to protect my scalp in the sun as hats can get too hot and normal sunscreen too greasy. The part powder disperses in a literal “poof”. You aim the nozzle right at your part and then rub the white powder in for coverage. You’re left with a clean finish reminiscent of dry shampoo but with a protective layer.
- Glossier BalmDotcom in Coconut – I always seem to carry a Glossier balm with me on the daily and beach season is no exception. The Coconut flavor instantly reminds me of Summer and the clear formula is so easy to apply on the go. The only downside is that the product doesn’t include SPF so I tend to use it more post-beach to add moisture back into my lips.
- Ouai Sun of a Beach Ombre Spray – This product is like if Sun-In decided to grow up and get a real job. Once or twice a summer I spritz this all over my hair, comb through, and let the sun heat my hair naturally. After a few hours I’m left with brightened strands that are visibly shinier and softer. Unfortunately this product was limited edition but the rumor mill is turning that a re-release may be on its way…