15 Beauty Essentials For Your Summer Beach Days

We have just about a week left until Memorial Day, and then beach season is officially in full swing! We’ve already covered the cutest swimsuits and summer getaway essentials, but what about your skin? Your skin goes through a few major shifts during warmer seasons such as:

  • Increase in oil
  • Lack of moisture
  • Increase in breakouts

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But don’t worry, we have some superstar product recommendations to help you combat all of these changes and keep your beach glow at its ultimate best.

Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil: We like to switch to facial oils during the summer instead of heavy cream moisturizers because they absorb super fast and don’t leave you feeling greasy. We actually recommend mixing this one with your foundation for the perfect all-day glow.

Jet Lag Mask: This vegan, cruelty-free face mask is one of our newest holy grail products. It’s the perfect mask to prep your skin for long days in the sun, or as a nice hydrating recovery when the day is done.

Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45: This lightweight setting powder not only gives you a flawless complexion, but it has full UV protection and won’t clog your pores in the process.

Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops SPF 30: A delicate, yet powerful sunscreen made just for your face. It won’t leave you greasy and can be worn under makeup!

Tinted Lip Conditioners: Let’s face it, no one wants to mess with fixing their lipstick on the beach, and the last thing you need is sand caked onto your lipgloss. We’re obsessed with these sheer, subtle tinted lip conditioners from organic cult favorite, Ilia. They are super moisturizing with the perfect pop of color.

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Nourishing Oil Cleanser: During the summer, you should step up your double cleansing game to make sure you rid your pores of all the sweat and sunscreen. This oil cleanser by Tata Harper is our absolute favorite and is always the first step in our cleansing process.

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost: Inner beauty needs to be minded, too, especially during summer. These beauty boosts from The Beauty Chef are the perfect way to keep you hydrated and glowing from the inside out. 

Buriti Bronzer: Another natural beauty cult favorite, this buildable bronzer is perfect for sunny days and won’t leave you looking orange and streaky.

Waterproof Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil: We know this from experience, so trust us when we say that waterproof eyebrow pencils are a must for summer. Whether it’s sweat or ocean water, no one needs to see that brow cream dripping down your face!

Air Dry Foam: The perfect wash-and-wear product for those summer beach waves.

B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Gel: Like a cool glass of water for your skin, we love to layer this gel under our moisturizer or facial oils for an extra boost of hydration.

Stem Cellular CC Cream: A fresh, buildable CC cream to give you the perfect summer complexion without turning cakey or heavy.

Lavender Towelettes: Individually wrapped and perfect to keep in your beach bag for a quick refresh, these towelettes are also great for treating sunburns!

Post Shave Toning Elixir: Your bikini line will thank you.

Rose Quartz Luminizer: Bump up your natural glow with this sheer, moisturizing flush of color. We like to add a pop to our cheeks before hitting the waves!

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram