Midterms are almost over, which means that in five days, I’ll be sitting on a warm beach without a concern in the world. Unfortunately, all that sun, salt, and sand can dry out your skin and hair – but no worries, I have you covered with a few of my favorite products to get you through the week!
1. Bronzing Lotion or Foam
When you want your neon bikini to pop (without laying out in the sun for hours) be sure to bring along self-tanner to give yourself that beautiful bronze glow without damaging your skin. St Tropez (pictured above) has great everyday tanning lotions, and tanning mousses that actually work to settle in over time like a regular spray tan. From "Light" to "Dark" glam and glow up with your favorite bronzing lotion so your skin really shines this break.
2. Protect Your Skin
Coppertone Sport SPF 30 Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40 Tarte BB Cream SPF 20
Especially your face! I recommend using at least SPF 30 for your body and SPF 50 for your face – especially if you use acne products, which make your skin thinner and more sensitive to sun exposure. No matter how tan you are naturally, you can still get sun damage that will show up years later even if you don’t burn. We don’t want skin cancer (or wrinkles) down the line, so be sure to lather up every couple hours! I love spray-on bottles, which make reapplying a breeze. If you hate the oily feeling of sunblock, like many of us do, try incorporating SPF in other ways. My favorite moisturizer and BB Cream both have some SPF to make sure my skin stays fresh and healthy.
3. Hair Masks
Salt, sand, and chlorine can dry out your strands, especially if they’re color-treated! Leave on a mask for 3 to 5 minutes in the shower and rinse! If you have any Coconut Oil around, put some in your hair, I leave mine in overnight, and wash it out in the morning!
4. Waterproof Mascara
My favorite part about spring break is wearing minimal makeup – a swipe of mascara is all you need on your eyes! Choose a waterproof brand so it doesn’t run when you’re in the water, or in between attractions.
Tag @ClutchMagazine and use #SBBeauty if you use these tips on your break!
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