Our beach week is coming up fast, and I cannot wait! The sun and sand are amazing for the soul and mind — but maybe not so great on the skin. Today, I am sharing my skincare essentials for a beach week.
Beach Week Prep
Is there anything worse than the first time you’re seen in sandals (pre-pedicure) after a long, rough winter? NOPE! 😉
Summer Scrubbin’ body scrub uses Soap and Glory’s “EXOTIC-COOL™ formula”, which delivers a sensational cooling effect! I like to use this product to prep my dry winter skin for a week at the beach. With bits of coconut shell and exfoliating pink jojoba balls, this scrub helps remove rough, dry skin. You’ll be left with soft, smooth, ready-for-the-beach arms and legs!
I could go on and on about the benefits of probiotics. (I won’t, instead, you can read more about them in this post!) I am a big fan of TULA, after trying them to see what all the hype was about! TULA incorporates probiotics into all of their skincare products, but being on a regular probiotic can have some amazing benefits, and I urge you to do your own research, and see if a probiotic is right for you!
TULA’s probiotics work to improve skin moisture retention, clarity and texture. They also provide a high dose of Vitamin C. Super important to load up on all the things before you’re going to go drink Truly’s on a beach for hours and dehydrate yourself and your skin 😉 Use code: HEYITSJENNA to save 15% on your entire TULA purchase!
Sun-Safe Skincare for a Beach Week
First, you HAVE to protect your skin from the sun. I talk on and on about my favorite products from COOLA in this blog post, but the essentials you need are: a good sunscreen, the after-sun lotion, a face protectant, and the scalp spray! COOLA uses +70% organic ingredients and their products never feel oily/greasy on my skin. Bonus? No one has gotten a gnarly sunburn while using COOLA products for the last 2 summers, making them an absolute MUST for a beach week!
First Aid Beauty just launched their liquid mineral sunscreen. This formula is SPF 30, and feels weightless, despite being packed with antioxidants. This liquid mineral sunscreen defends against environmental aggressors and pollution that contribute to early skin-aging. It blends seamlessly (thanks to its sheet tint) into all skin tones!
Beach Week Recovery
Being in the sun can take A LOT out of you — and your skin! Having a solid after-sun routine is a game changer. I always like to apply COOLA’s after sun lotion after showering. It smells amazing (very fresh and herbal with a rosemary/lavender scent), and it delivers so much moisture to your skin. It works like aloe or like a lidocaine spray (though, maybe not as quickly as a lidocaine spray), to soothe skin. I hav found that applying it right after coming in/showering and then again before bed has helped me not stay red.
Typically, my skin burns, then peels, and then goes back to pale. With this lotion, I am able to save my skin, and even it out. I do still burn when I don’t properly apply (and reapply) my sunscreen, but managing the aftercare is much easier (and less painful) with this lotion!
I also just discovered this moisture mousse, and it is SO fun. First, like all Soap And Glory products, it smells amazing. This is basically a lotion in mousse form, with a cool, crackling sensation! Cooling All The Girls is perfect to refresh/wake up your skin in the morning, post-workout, post-pool, or whenever you need a little boost of energy, smoothing vitamin E, and yummy fragrance!
First Aid Beauty launched their new Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream earlier this year. If that’s a lot of words, and you only caught “Eye Cream”, don’t feel bad! I had to do some reading on this one! But it is SO cool. Basically, this is an illuminating eye cream, that works to visibly brighten, hydrate, and smooth the eye area while helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles over time. This eye cream is formulated with caffeine and micro-pearls; the caffeine instantly perks up your eyes/helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, while the micro-pearls help your skin look radiant, fresh, and hydrated.
Rounding off my skincare essentials for a beach week list is my all-time fave moisturizer! I love FAB products (I mean, obviously!), but this one takes the cake! Meet the Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer! This is a really cool oil-free cream that mattifies and delivers weightless hydration without clogging pores. My face feels smooth, and never super shiny! I will mention a little goes a long way!!