The *hottest* products you'll want in your beach bag this summer

Your skin is yours for life and it's all you get so make sure to take care of it, especially in the harsh summer sun. When you're out traveling with friends or hanging by the pool, always slather on some SPF at least 15 minutes prior to being exposed to the sun to help prevent sunburn, wrinkles and most of all, skin cancer. Remember: Healthy skin is a part of a healthy body and healthy life. Toss one of the following in your bag so you're always safe and *perfectly* sun-kissed.

Self tanners
A tanning bed should never be an option. If you're worried about exposing your skin to too much sun, or just want a nice glow without sitting in the sun for hours, self tanning products will be your go-to over the next few months.


Tarte's Glow with the Faux kit includes everything you need for a perfect tan year-round. It has the foaming self tanner, along with a mitt that allows you to apply the lotion without ruining your new manicure. How perfect!


Finding yourself super busy? Jergens Natural Glow Moisurizer allows you to moisturize and self tan, all in one. Plus, the SPF protects your skin from harsh sunrays. You can thank us later. 

If you are having fun in the sun (which we definitely encourage), remember that sunscreen is your friend. The more you use, the more protected your skin is from cancer and other scary sitches.


Shiseido's Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion not only protects your skin from UV rays, but also has WetForce, which allows you to swim, play and even dance without having to worry about your skin being exposed to the rays. It's the perfect solution to a day at the beach with the girls. 


Want a more natural alternative to sunscreen? Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen protects again sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. To top it all off, it's hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free, so it won't clog your pores. 

Lip protectant
Sometimes it's easy to forget to apply SPF to your lips but they can get sunburn just like the rest of your bod. Look for lipsticks that not only protect but also add a pop of color to your summer routine. 


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen offers SPF 15 for your lips in 13 (!!) ravishing shades, ranging from poppy pink to honey and nude. If you have this lipstick within arm's reach, you won't be able to stop reapplying.

After-sun care
The sun feels great while you're laying on the beach, but sometimes you might find your skin tight and dry after a long day of being outdoors. Taking care of your skin not only before, but also after being in the sun is key. 


Looking for a product with aloe to soothe your skin? Mario Badescu's Facial Spray has everything you need to replenish and rehydrate. Not to mention, it smells like roses and is a pretty pink hue.

Hair care
Your skin isn't the only part of your body being exposed to the sun. You can't forget to protect your hair as well. 


Sun Bum 3 In 1 Leave In Hair Conditioning Treatment is enriched with coconut oil and banana peel to leave your hair with silky, shiny natural body that lasts all day, of course in addition to protecting your hair and head.

What's your favorite SPF product? Tell us below! 

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by Ellie Pesetsky | 5/29/2017