Best Beauty Picks for the Beach: Sun Protection
We slathered, spritzed, and sprayed to find the ultimate skin, hair, and makeup products to help you look absolutely gorgeous this summer.
Sprays are convenient, but the alcohol in most aerosol sprays is a downside. This one's alcohol-free, and you can use it even upside down to reach everywhere without inhaling what's meant for your skin. The broad-spectrum protection with antioxidants comes in SPF 30 and 60.
Buy it: $35.50; laroche-posay.us for retailers.
Oil-free and ultra-lightweight, this sheer liquid leaves no chalkiness and doesn't spoil your makeup. The sleek little tube fits easily in your handbag. No excuses for a sunburn during that alfresco lunch!
Buy it: $11; loreal.com for retailers.
Lips can't take the sun. Some balms offer SPF 15, but for those days by the pool, on a boat, or at the beach, give them more TLC with this SPF 36 that delivers soothing hydration, too. Wears well under lip color.
Buy it: $20; shiseido.com.
You can't ask more from a broad-spectrum sunscreen: It's oil-free, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, and designed to adhere to skin when it's wet, sweaty, or dry, so you can count on protection. Also comes in SPF 50 and 85.
Buy it: $9.50; neutrogena.com.
Don't forget your scalp, especially if you have fine or light hair. There's a reason dermatologists always examine your head and ears during an annual mole check to rule out skin cancer. The nozzle allows you to apply this non-greasy, non-staining lotion just where you need it.
Buy it: $13; nioxin.com.