As we head into the summer months, beach days can make it hard to stay on top of the beauty regime. Sand, salt, and excessive sun can really throw us off… It can be easy to throw in the towel (no pun intended) and simply go ‘au naturale’. Whilst opting for a natural look is super chic in the summertime, there are a few essentials that every ‘it girl’ will have in her beach bag to maintain that effortless beach-ready appearance. Today we’ll let you in on her secrets so you too can hit the beach feeling confident and ready for the summer season…
THE ’IT GIRL’S’ BEACH BAG BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
- SPF, SPF and More SPF
Okay, so this one isn’t much of a secret. But there are a hundred and one reasons why SPF should be your bestie this summer. Whether we’re lying on the sand, playing a bit of beach volleyball, or swimming in the waves, its important to keep your skin protected. Too much sun exposure without protection from your trusty SPF can lead to sunburn, pigmentation, peeling and dry skin, premature ageing, and more… so it is best to do some damage control with a good SPF. It’s a good idea to opt for a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher to give your face and body the best protection. Don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours, especially if you’re in water!
- Hair Removal
How many times have you popped on your favourite swimsuit, looked down and realized you’ve missed a spot? This is why the ultimate ‘it girl’ will always have a quick fix solution in her beach bag. An easy option is having an epilator, a discreet little device that can easily accompany you on your beach days. Epilators use small tweezers that remove hair from the root and are easy to keep in the pocket of your bag for whenever you might need it.
- Lip Protection
Salt and sun are also a bummer for our lips, oftentimes leaving them chapped and dry. Here is where having a trusty lip product can really come in handy. Because of the weather and conditions, it a good idea to choose a highly moisturizing product like a lip mask or conditioner, containing deeply hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. A tinted lip product such as the Thin Lizzy 3 in 1 Intense Hydration Lip Mask can give you an effortlessly chic no-makeup makeup look.
- Body Perfector
The ‘it girl’ is always glowing, even at the beach. Radiant and clear skin can be a tricky task at the beach, and we’re not just talking about your face. When we’re in our bathers, there’s nowhere to hide… but somehow the ‘it girl’ always has flawless complexion. The industry secret behind this is body makeup! Body makeup is used by celebrities on the red carpet, models on photoshoots, and you guessed it… ‘it girls’ at the beach. Using a body perfecting makeup, like the Thin Lizzy Body Perfector Cover and Glow Makeup, can be used to even your skin tone, cover any blemishes and add a bronze glow. This is an essential for beach babes, because toned, tanned limbs are always in!
- Facial Spray
Not only can we feel lethargic and dehydrated having excessive sun at the beach… so can our skin. This is why the it girl will always have a trick up her sleeve, or rather her beach bag, to help keep her skin looking and feeling fresh. A facial spray like the Thin Lizzy Instant Revival Facial Spray can help to keep your skin from feeling a little “blah”. Like a good cup of coffee for your skin, facial spray can be the perfect way to rejuvenate on a hot day.