Ah, who doesn’t love a beach day… or two or three or more? And (bonus!) when it comes to your makeup routine, you can scale it back quite a bit. Nobody wants to worry about smudges when you’re lounging on the sand or taking a dip in the sea. Here are some beach beauty tips for women who live a green lifestyle and those who strive to.
- Exfoliate beforehand.
Since you’ll be faux-tanning it to avoid the sun’s harmful UV rays, you’ll need a bod that’s well-primed before applying the self-tanner. Try this: Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish, an all-natural body scrub made with raw sugar and virgin coconut oil to leave your skin feeling soft as a baby’s bum.
- Choose a natural self-tanner.
A faux tan is a safe tan, if you use the right product. A great pick is: Chocolate Sun Cocoa Fleur, whose tanning activator is DHA derived from sugar beets. There are three intensities to choose from, and they work for face and body.
- Use a mineral sunscreen.
DeVita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30+ provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, and is 100 percent vegan and paraben free. The lightweight formula is also quick to absorb and doesn’t leave behind an oily residue. Yuk.
- Even out your skin tone.
You’ll be skipping foundation for a day at the beach, so cover up any redness with a color corrector like Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream, which works for all skin types and most skin tones. This multitasker also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and provides chemical-free sun protection.
- Add a pop of color.
The only makeup you really need at the beach is a bold lip color that won’t budge. A matte lipstick to try: Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suede. The most beach-worthy shades are Blood Orange, Pink Peony, and Candy Apple. You’ll also love the nourishing natural and organic ingredi