You might think all you need is sunscreen and a bikini for a day at the beach, but the truth is, you need a few more beauty essentials to keep your skin protected and radiant and your hair healthy through hours of sun, sea and sand.
We've gathered together the best beach beauty products and the essentials we wouldn't be without...
5 best beach beauty products
- Tinted Moisturiser
- Cooling Mist
- Waterproof Mascara
- Detangling Spray
This is an absolute essential product you cannot forget to pack. As you're at the beach, choose a waterproof sunscreen such as the Ultrasun Very High SPF 50 Sports Spray. Not only does it have broad spectrum protection, but it's both waterproof and speedy to dry, so you can wade into the water soon after applying.
If you're a beach beauty but hate the feeling of sand sticking to your sunscreen, you will love the Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand Cream. It protects against both UVA and UVB yet has an ultra-dry finish which prevents sand from sticking to it.
It is so important to top up your face SPF throughout the day when you're at the beach. Super quick and easy to apply, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF50+ forms an invisible, breathable veil of protection of your skin that is both moisturising and water-resistant. Simply mist over your face whenever you need a top up. It can also be used on bare skin or over makeup.
UltraSun Very High SPF 50 Sports Spray Formula (150ml)5 Stars 5 Reviews£26.00
Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand SPF 50+ 200ml5 Stars 1 Reviews£18.00
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist 75ml4.53 Stars 109 Reviews£14.00
A day at the beach calls for minimal makeup, but we can't compromise on a little coverage to even out our skin tone and add a touch of glow.
Boosting your complexion and casting just the perfect amount of sheer coverage over your skin, Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser SPF40 adapts to your skin tone to blur over imperfections and create a more even, radiant appearance. Plus, with an SPF of 40, this beautiful product also protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays making it perfect beach days.
...a cooling mist
It can get seriously hot while you're sunbathing, which is why we never forget to pack a cooling mist in our beach beauty bag. We love the Lumene Lähde Nordic Hydra Arctic Spring Water Enriched Facial Mist, which contains purified Arctic spring water and mineral-rich Nordic birch sap to replenish lost hydration and keep moisture levels within the skin high.
Spritz throughout the day whenever you need a cooling and refreshing boost.
Lumene Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Arctic Spring Water Enriched Facial Mist 100ml4 Stars 2 Reviews£12.00
...a waterproof mascara
We don't always want to leave out wearing mascara, especially when wearing no other makeup. Just a little flick of the wand and your eyes appear brighter and more awake. A day by the sea however requires a waterproof formula so avoid any smudging or flaking.
One of our favourite formulas is the aptly named Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara. It has incredible staying power and gives the lashes a lengthened and volumised look. Plus, the coconut oil-infused formula conditions your lashes and never leaves them feeling crunchy or heavy making it perfect for all day wear.
...the detangling spray
With salt water, sand and a whole lot of sun, hair can become seriously tangled and dry. Don't forget to throw a detangling spray in your beach beauty bag each day. We love the TIGI Bed Head Beach Freak Moisturising Spray which helps to soften strands and keep them looking healthy and soft.
Don't forget to pair your detangling spray with an equally detangling brush. We love the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Textured Mermaid Hairbrush in Sunset Pink, which is small enough to fit in your bag yet still manages to brush out any knots in one swift swoop. Plus, this pink mermaid design is perfect for tropical climates.