6 Secrets To Flawless Beach Skin

By Alix Turoff

You’ve been killing it in the gym and eating well. You have the hottest summer polishes adorning your nails and you just got the latest formaldehyde-free keratin treatment for frizz free hair on the beach.

What’s left for your beach ready beauty prep?

Arguably the most important: your skin!

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, covering 12-20 square feet of space and making up about 15% of your body weight, so it obviously can’t be ignored. We’re sharing some of our favorite products that will help you get your skin ready for a day spent basking in the sun!

Cellulite Don’t Discriminate. No matter what size you are, cellulite is something many of us deal with. Luckily there are so many great products out there that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Nivea’s Skin Firming Q10 Cellulite Concentrated Serum ($13.99) is formulated with Q10 to improve the skin’s appearance; diminishing dimples and leaving skin soft and supple. It can be used daily on thighs, booty and stomach.

Protect Skin Daily. Beach days, impromptu outdoor volleyball games or hours spent barbecuing with friends may give you a nice bronzed glow but it also starts to take a toll on your skin. Pond’s Luminous Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15 ($6.99) brightens skin and replenishes the moisture that is lost to the elements.This lotion also contains UVA/UVB sun blockers which work to protect the skin against harmful rays. We love how light this lotion is so it won’t clog pores making it okay to reapply every few hours!

Prevent Sunburn + Reverse Damage. Pink grapefruit is such a refreshing summer favorite but can you believe that it can also be good for your skin?! Previse’s SunSheer SPF 25 ($36) is a broad spectrum sunscreen which blocks dangerous UVA and UVB rays. Pink grapefruit has a sweet and restorative scent and brings about feelings of tranquility and calm, just what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. This sunscreen is a dermatologist favorite, hypoallergenic and when used correctly, can reduce the risk of skin cancer and ward off signs of aging, all while working to prevent sunburn. It’s packed with antioxidants and licorice root extract which boost collage, increase hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Touch Up On The Go! We all know the importance of sunscreen by now but we also know the importance of convenience. Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 ($8.99) packs broad spectrum protection into a package smaller than a lipgloss! It’s hypo-allergenic, free of petroleum, SLS and paragons and offers 40 minute water resistance so you can even go for a quick swim! It packs shea butter to soothe and nourish the skin while vitamin packed cucumbers work to rejuvenate and calm delicate skin.

Bronze Safely. While you’ll never see us hitting the tanning bed, we have been known to use bronzers and sunless tanners every now and then. Aerin’s Pretty Bronze Portable Illuminating Powder ($55) is the perfect bronzer for on-the-go women. The bronzer and brush combo is super portable and comes in two shades: a golden highlighter for accentuating your favorite features and a matter bronzer to add depth. Use them together for a gorgeous glow.

Wax On, Wax Off. Hair removal may be one of the biggest challenges of summer. Waxing, shaving, laser and exfoliating are time consuming, expensive and sometimes…”Ain’t nobody got timeeeee for that”. That’s why we love Veet’s Easy Wax Electrical Roll On Kit ($29.97)  which is an amazing self-heating wax system with an easy to use roll-on applicator that delivers salon wax results in the comfort of your own home. Veet wax works to remove hair from the root and can grab hair as short as 2 millimeters and with it’s natural beeswax formula, it’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin types. This kit makes at home waxing fool proof! The roll-on applicator spreads wax evenly onto skin so you don’t have to deal with spatulas or wax pots. The wax heats up to just the right temperature in less than 30 minutes and results last for up to four weeks! The applicator plugs in and heats the wax on it’s own, and the hair removal strips lift the wax from the skin while the perfect finish wipes remove any leftover wax, leaving the skin feeling smooth.