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My Favorite Beach Skincare Products & Other Summer Essentials

Feel the beach calling your name before the last days of summer slip by and the soothing sand and sun get lost to the cool, crisp rush of fall?  

Me too! But before you hit your lounger grab these beach skincare products to protect yourself from those harmful rays! Plus I’m sharing 10 other summer essentials needed at the beach!

Striped beach bag in the sand with beach skin care products

My Favorite Beach Skincare Products:

No. 1 Sunscreen for the Body

Of course sunscreen is a beach beauty essential! When S. and I went to Maui last year I was really influenced by the campaign to use mineral sunscreens, which are better for you and the earth! Mineral sunscreens offer broad-spectrum coverage, are more gentle on skin, and don’t affect coral reefs the way chemical sunscreens do. I loved this mineral sunscreen from The Honest Company! Here it is in a spray too!

Admittedly, there was a bit of a controversy over Honest’s sunscreen not working well a few years ago, but I used this all day everyday in Maui without getting burnt even a little bit!

No. 2 Sunscreen for the Face

I’m a Kiehl’s girl! Almost all of my skincare products are Kiehl’s, so it’s no surprise that I love their facial sunscreen.  The super fluid daily UV defense is my go to sunscreen when I’m outside.  It goes on so easily, and it is lightweight so it wears well under makeup.  Kiehl’s also offers a mineral based version.

No. 3 Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but the wind, sun, and salt often leave my lips chapped at the beach.  To hydrate my 💋 I reach for Burt’s Bees lip balm – love, love, love the grapefruit one! An absolute must for beach skincare!

Striped beach bag in the sand with beach skin care products

No. 4 Sun In

Ok…not technically for your skin, but this is one of my dirty little beauty secrets and definitely a beach beauty essential! I feel like such a product of the 80’s admitting that I use Sun In, but there you have it!  My hair naturally lightens when I’m in the sun, so this just speeds up the process a bit.  Definitely do not use if you have brunette hair, you remember those girls who tried it in 8th grade and came back to school with that orange halo!

No. 5 Tinted Moisturizer

My favorite is Kiehl’s BB Cream.  It is basically 3 products all wrapped up in one little bottle: moisturizer, coverage, and skin tone perfector! I use this everyday, not just for beach skincare.

No. 6 Facial Spritzer

Love a refreshing blast of cooling mist like Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Face Mist – perfect for hot, windy days sun bathing, after sun skincare or use while traveling in dry airports.

No. 7 After Sun Lotion

After a day in the sand and sun your body will thank you for a hydrating, nourishing mist of this dry body oil or if you happened to get a bit too much of those glorious rays this Ocean Potion Aloe burn treatment.

Woman on striped beach towel in floral pink coverup and sunhat - summer beach essentials

Psst…like my sun hat? Check out how I made it here!

Summer essentials for the beach tossed in beach bag sitting in the sand

10 Summer Essentials for the Beach

As we head into the end of summer it is a great time to stock up on summer essentials for the beach because of all the great sales!

Tuckernuck’s Summer Send Off Sale is awesome and has some amazing dresses discounted! Use code SUMMERSENDOFF for an extra 20% off!

Lands’ End – Swimsuit Sale is Huge!

J. Crew – Summer Sale with styles starting at $9.99!

Nordstrom & Nordstrom Rack – Pink Haley Straw bags 75% off // Summer Style Shoes

No. 1 Great Sun Hat

Fringe Tassel Hat Lands’ End $28 with code STARFISH // Black Fringe Sun Hat J.Crew $19.99 // Howdy Floppy Hat Draper James

No. 2 Turkish Beach Towels

No. 3 Chic Cover Up

Blue and White Striped Dress at Tnuck $96 // Tunic Tommy Bahama // Pareo in Raspberry Wave India Amory // Tie Shoulder Dress J.Crew $9.99 on sale

No. 4 Great Reading

What I’ve been reading this summer: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald // Beautiful – Mark D. Sikes Design Book // Definitely Dead – Sookie Stackhouse

No. 5 Cool Sunnies

Aqua Betty’s J. Crew // Polarized Round Prada $99 on sale // Cat Eye Kate Spade $60 on sale

No. 6 Practical but Stylish Beach Bag

Medium Stripped Tote Scout // Woven plastic by Merulanaa at Tnuck $59 on sale // Pink Woven Fabric Bag Lucky // “Out of the Office” Tote Kate Spade $113 on sale // Circle Handle Straw Bag J.Crew $19.99 on sale

No. 7 Waterproof Cell Phone Pouch

No. 8 Insulated Tumbler – Yeti

No. 9 Happy Toes

Jacks on sale at Belk // Pom Pom Espadrilles J. Crew // Wedge Espadrilles Soludos // Slip-On Sneakers Sperry $39 on sale

No. 10 Podcasts – Give These a Listen

Girlboss // The Lively Show // The Splendid Table

Beach view of sand and water in Hawaii

Soak up the End of Summer Y’all!

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