2. Alterna Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo. Another way to get beach-babe hair is to forgo washing it. This dry shampoo goes on sheer and smells like a vacation-ready mix of mango and coconut. If you’re like me and go through dry shampoos pretty quickly, this is a great one to rotate in for summer.
3. EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40. I recently swapped my Skinceuticals SPF for this EltaMD formula because I wanted a daily sunscreen with a bit more moisture, and this one came recommended by my dermatologist and my friend who’s an aesthetician. Thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid, it’s hydrating but lightweight and has a tint that borders on bronze, which is just what I need to fake a sun-kissed look.
4. St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan for Body. My beauty-writer friend first introduced me to St. Tropez self-tanner, and I was thrilled to learn that they make a gradual version. With my pale skin, there’s less margin for error (read: streaks) with tanners that build a glow slowly. This one dries quickly and is a step up from the drugstore varieties—and much better-smelling, too.
5. Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50. For those summer days when I am in the sun, I always pack this SPF powder. Because we all know that we’re supposed to reapply sunscreen throughout the day (right?), but who wants to mess up their makeup midday with another layer of sunscreen? This mineral version, complete with a handy brush, is perfect for sunscreen touch-ups.
Have a beautiful summer!