Beachy Keen

Best summer sun products

Hitting the sand with your sweetie is not as simple as tossing on a little white bikini and cozying up on the same towel. As relaxing as the honeymoon should be, it's always important to be serious about skin protection. And tropical locales mean you're up against much stronger UV rays. And while we've all been brought up to date on the basics of SPF, newer and better products are constantly being released for more effective protection. So lucky for you, I've scouted out the best of the upcoming season, perfect for honeymoon travels–or a simple day at the pool. Just be sure to reapply every hour while on the beach and also each time after getting in the water. Another important tip: it's essential to first smooth a layer of facial sunscreen onto skin before using any SPF-based makeup. This SPF powder I've listed below works like a charm in the summer heat, but it's not enough protection alone. So let the regular formula soak in for 15 minutes and then apply the powder et voila! No shine and a bit of natural glow. Also, don't neglect your mane. Sun, sand and salt water will most definitely take a toll on tresses so be sure to apply an after-sun mask for some deep conditioning and TLC. This Frederic Fekkai one is my go to. Finally, it's always best to apply all sunscreen products about 15 minutes before going outside. This allows the sunscreen to absorb into the skin. 1) Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream + Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for face, $35, Sephora SouthPark, 704-366-5080 2) Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair After Sun Daily Mask, $25, Beauty Bar 3) Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster SPF 15 lip gloss, $25, Woo Skincare and Cosmetics, 704-333-0443 4) Chantecaille SPF 46 powder, $72, Woo Skincare and Cosmetics 5) Kiehl's Activated Sun Protection Sunscreen SPF 50, $22.50, Nordstrom, 704-442-6000 6) Banana Boat Sport Coolzone Sunscreen SPF 50, $6.99, Target

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