It’s that time of year again, get your beach bag ready and pick out the perfect bathing suit. And just as important, make sure you have all the beauty and wellness products that make for a perfect vacation. Listed below are some of the best skin, hair and beauty products that will give you a glamorous beach trip. From moisturizing sunscreens to brightening highlighters these products and tips will keep the sunburn away while giving you a beautiful beach glow.

Skin Protection

The most important product to pack: Sunscreen.

Make sure to lather up every few hours, and even more once you jump in the water. Sunscreen will keep you moisturized and protected from the suns damaging rays. Some favorites include: SunBum SPF 30, Aveeno Baby Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55.

After a long day in the sun it is important to replenish your skin with moisturizers. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme is a great anti-aging moisturizer and Keihl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator hydrates with antioxidant protection.

Natural Tip: You can never go wrong with Aloe Vera or Coconut oil, which help ease the worst sunburns and are also beneficial for skin hydration.

Tan Enhancers

If you want a tan even before you’ve touched the sand, self tanners and tanning moisturizers give you a pre-beach glow to boost your skin color.

Maui Babe Tanning Lotion is good for right before you head out to the beach, it adds color to your skin that gets stronger throughout the day.

L’Oreal Sublime Tanning Serum is great to apply the night before an event, and doesn’t come out streaky.

Caudalie Divine Legs Tanning Lotion, is a pricey, yet quality brand that adds the perfect tan on the spot or lathered on the night before.

Hair Care

Want even better beach waves? Invest in the hair care products below to get a full look even after a day at the pool.

Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt line is the classic beach necessity. The sea salt spray spray adds texture, while the sea salt cream increases volume.

Natural tip: If you are looking to get some sun-given highlights spray or squeeze lemon juice in your hair to bring out those lighter tones.

When it comes to a day at the beach the sun and sand can be harsh on your hair. Try out a deep conditioner during your vacation to keep your hair healthy and shining. Check out Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask or Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser Invisble Oil Conditioner.

Beauty Products

Waterproof mascara is a must on your vacation. It will keep your eyes looking bright, without streaks running down your face.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara gives you a full and voluminous look without breaking the bank.

Lance Grandiose Waterproof Mascara is a little more expensive, but the most effective and long lasting.

Less is more when it comes to a day at the beach, but if you want to go for a dewy, natural look check out these creams that give a healthy glow as well as SPF protection.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better adds an airbrushed illuminating finish. It melts into your skin and adds great coverage along with SPF skin protection.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is higher end but goes along way. It has Vitamin E and C which lead to incredible hydration.

For a drug store steal, Revlon Photoready BB Cream brings a natural feel. It is great for concealing and evening skin tone as well as adding sun coverage as it has an SPF of 30.

To go with a basic foundation, there is nothing better than a subtle glow. The sun will give you that natural radiance but take it another level with an amazing highlighter.

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter is a perfectly priced, multi-dimensional cream. It is a butter based highlighter; the colors “pearl” or “Iridescence” go perfectly with a beach photo shoot.

Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop (shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighter) is easily applied and has a travel size that is perfect for a beach bag and carry on. It reflects beautifully and has peachy pink undertones.

Protect your lips while giving them the perfect beach colors. Check out these lip balms that will add the exact colors to go with your summer glow.

Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm adds the perfect hint of color and moisturizes lips, it comes in eight pretty colors.

Fresh Sugar candy tinted lip treatment is pigmented and sheer. It adds colors from nude shimmer to rosy pink pop and it smells crisp and fresh.

What are your favorite beach products? Let Gone Beachin’ know your favorite destinations and what you pack to make it an amazing vacation.


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