Are you ready for your beach vacation? Have you packed your sunscreen, swimsuit, and sunhat? What about your beauty routine? Chances are, you’re used to sticking to a tried-and-true skincare regimen of cleansing, moisturizing, and perhaps using a serum or face oil.
But when you’re spending a week in the hot sun, that same old beauty routine just isn’t going to cut it. From protecting your skin from sun damage to waterproofing your makeup, here are a few tips on how to beach-proof your beauty routine.
1. Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable
You might be thinking, “I don’t need sunscreen if I’m just sitting on the beach.” WRONG. Even if you’re not actively swimming or playing in the water, you need to apply (and re-apply) sunscreen throughout the day. UV rays can penetrate clouds and reflect off of sand, so it’s important to safeguard your skin even when you’re not in direct sunlight.
2. Try Lash Extension Sealants
Who doesn’t want to look extra glamorous on the beach? Lash extensions will definitely make your eyes pop, but can you swim with eyelash extensions without the risk of them coming off?
The answer is yes if you use a lash extension sealant!
Lash extension sealants are a revolutionary new product that can be used on both natural and false lashes. They work by creating a barrier between your lashes and the elements, meaning that your makeup will stay put no matter how much you sweat or swim. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to apply – simply brush them on as you would mascara. So why not give lash extension sealants a try next time you’re headed for a beach holiday? You’ll be glad you did!
3. Choose Waterproof Products
Another important tip for creating a beach-proof makeup routine is to make sure you’re using the right products. Unfortunately, most standard makeup products aren’t designed to withstand heat, humidity and water exposure – which is pretty much what you’re going to get at the beach!
So instead of using your regular foundation and mascara, opt for waterproof formulas that won’t budge, no matter how much you sweat or swim. Waterproof mascara, liquid lipsticks, and foundations are all great options for beach days. Investing in these products will save you from having to retouch your makeup every few hours.
4. Start with a Good Primer.
A good primer is an essential step in any makeup routine—but it becomes even more important when you’re headed to the beach. With a good primer, you can enjoy your vacation without worrying that your makeup will melt or smudge. Even if you’re not planning on spending all day in the sun, a primer can help keep your makeup looking fresh and Irvine throughout the day. And when you do want to hit the beach, a good primer will help your makeup withstand the heat, humidity, and water.
5. Set Your Makeup with Setting Spray.
A setting spray is a game-changer when it comes to beach-proofing your makeup routine. Just a few spritzes of setting spray will help lock in your makeup and prevent it from melting off your face throughout the day. Not to mention, it will also help ensure that your makeup looks just as good at the end of the day as it did when you first applied it.
6. Toss Your Powder Products
Powder products are generally a no-go in humid weather since they tend to look cakey on the skin. So when you’re packing for a beach vacation, leave your powder foundation, blush, eye shadow, and setting powder at home. Instead, focus on creamier formulas that will give skin a natural-looking glow. Bonus points if they come in travel-friendly sticks that will make reapplication a breeze.
7. BB and CC Creams are Your Friends
BB (beauty balm) creams and CC (color correcting) creams are basically like tinted moisturizers on steroids. In addition to delivering hydration and coverage, most BB and CC creams also contain SPF— making them ideal for days spent in the sun. Just remember to apply them liberally all over your face (just like sunscreen), paying special attention to areas like your nose and forehead where the sun is likely to hit first.
8. Define Your Brows
There’s nothing worse than losing definition in your brows after a dip in the pool— but thankfully, there’s an easy fix. Just fill in your brows with a waterproof pencil or gel before heading out for the day. That way, even if they get wet, they’ll still look polished and put together.
9. Touch up as Needed
Even if you follow all of these tips, there’s always a chance that your makeup will start to wear off as the day goes on—especially if you’re sweating a lot or swimming in the ocean (which we highly recommend!). That’s why it’s important to carry around a few touch-up items in your beach bag, like blotting papers and setting powder. That way, you can quickly freshen up your makeup whenever you need to!