5 essentials for your post-beach, pre-dinner shower

Picture it—you get home after a fun-filled day of snacking, swimming and tanning. You're in the *perfect* summer mood. Next up on the agenda is dinner with the fam (featuring a gorg sunset, ofc). Here are 5 essentials to preserve that ah-mazing sun-soaked summer vibe into the evening.

1. Hydrating shampoo

Sephora, $26

After an extended time in the sun and salt water, your hair could use some TLC. A shampoo with extra hydrating properties is just what you need. Don't forget the conditioner, either. Grab your scalp massager and get ready for that shampoo-commercial shine. 

2. Face wash

Burt's Bees, $10

Hopefully, you remembered to put some SPF on your face before you hit the waves this morning. Either way, it's time to wash your face before dinner. This one is gentle and all-natural—it will leave you feeling fresh before you take on the evening. 

3. Exfoliant

Sephora, $38

While the feeling of sand between your toes is fun while it lasts, you don't want to take the beach with you to dinner. This exfoliant is just the thing to scrub the day off and get your skin feeling seriously soft. As a bonus, it smells amazing. 

4. Body Wash

Philosophy, $20

Now that you've exfoliated, it's time to give your skin some extra love. Nothing does the job better than this summery-scented shower gel. This one also doubles as a bubble bath for those summer spa days. 

5. After-sun lotion

Ulta Beauty, $12

OK, so you're out of the shower, but the skincare doesn't stop. Whether your time in the sun resulted in a tan or a burn (oops), it's important to follow up with after-sun moisturizer. This one keeps your skin hydrated and has cooling properties, thanks to the aloe vera formula.

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by Riley Yates | 7/26/2022