Foregoing sunscreen isn’t cute. While we all want to have a summer glow, we’re well aware of the detrimental effects spending all day in the sun has on our skin. Keep your summer shine and stay sun-safe with these five summer beauty products on your makeup shelf.
This 24-hour moisturizer is true to its word, leaving skin smooth, refreshed, and even-toned without the heaviness commonly associated in other face creams and sunscreens. It’s great for both dry patches and the oily T-zone thanks to key ingredients; hyaluronic acid keeps your skin moisturized, while SPF 20 blocks UV rays.
This surfer’s sunscreen is a favourite of mine, and it comes at a price point that won’t break the bank. Both the spray and lotion varieties go on smoothly, leaving you moisturized without that greasy sunscreen feeling.
If you needed another reason to buy sunscreen, the adorably cheeky monkey on the packaging is an added bonus.
Whether you accidentally fell asleep in the sun or forgot to reapply in the afternoon, you’ll be happy to have this product on hand. The bright yellow container houses an aqua-coloured lotion that feels cool and refreshing on warm, suntanned skin.
Clinique’s After Sun soothes red skin, and its oil-free formula minimizes any peeling you may experience.
This cult-favourite balm is an ultra-hydrating product that provides long lasting moisture and sun protection. Fresh Sugar lip treatment is perfect for your daytime makeup look, and its SPF 15 will keep your lips safe from the sun’s rays. You really can have it all.
St. Tropez self-tanners are consistently voted as a fan favourite by all self-tanning goddesses, and it’s easy to see why. While many self-tanners have the effect of an exaggerated pigment, St. Tropez’s bronze coloured foam adds a completely natural-looking glow—in only a few hours!
For those who aren’t keen on basking in the sun—and realistically, we probably shouldn’t do too much of it—but want to have a little bit of colour, St. Tropez is the perfect solution.
Wherever you’re headed this summer, tote your beauty products around in a cute compact bag. Designer Swap has a great selection of pre owned designer bags, like this Coach wristlet, perfect for holding all of your summer beauty essentials.
What skincare products do you swear by in the summer? Let us know in the comments!
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