We know that applying sunscreen at the beach can be annoying--slippery skin, sand everywhere, greasy hands--so we rounded up some of our favorite beach-ready SPF's to help you stay protected when you're frolicking in the waves la Chloe Sevigny. Have fun and don't forget to reapply!
While most sunscreens require your skin to be dry in order to apply, this innovative new SPF from Neutrogena is specifically designed to be applied to wet skin. Whether your body is slick from sweat, water or humidity, just spritz this UVA/UVB protective spray on and it will adhere to your skin, making reapplication on the beach a breeze.
If you don't want to wear makeup at the beach, but do need a little bit of coverage to hide blemishes or unevenness, then give this creamy compact a whirl. The 100% natural mineral sunscreen is available in two shades, Beige and Honey, that protects skin and provides a matte finish and a sheer hint of color. Great for midday touch-ups or to take you from the seaside to sunset cocktails in just one swipe.
Just because you're covered up, doesn't mean your skin is protected; most conventional clothing allow the sun's rays to pass through, burning you beneath your outfit. We're obsessing over Mott 50, a clothing line with a UPF--ultraviolet protection factor-- of 50, meaning each garment actually blocks the sun from getting under your clothes. This stylish tunic is our fave because it looks sexy on the beach and off.
According to a recent report by the Skin Cancer Foundation, 90% of skin aging is caused by cumulative sun damage. If that scary stat isn't enough to get you to slather on sunscreen by the bucketful, you might want to reconsider pronto. Pick up this new lightweight SPF from Vichy: It combines broad spectrum sun protection with an antioxidant blend to fight free-radical damage and keep skin looking young and healthy.
Delicate lips need sunscreen too (can you imagine how painful sunburned pout would be?) so be sure to throw one of these pretty balms in your beach bag. Available in five shades, each of the creamy, minty balms gives lips a hint of juicy color and helps to plump, moisturize and protect your pout.
When we say you need to protect yourself from head to toe, we literally mean it. In addition to being one of the most painful places to get a sunburn, your scalp is also one of the most commonly overlooked areas for skin cancer. Protect your noggin with this leave-in conditioner: It features UV filters, plus proteins and amino acids to keep locks hydrated and soft in the salty sea air.
We can't say enough good things about stick sunscreens; they're amazing for quick touch-ups on those oft forgotten spots like ears, hands, nose and feet. Perfect for on-the-go application, the tiny size of this new solid UV guard makes it conveniently portable. It's the ideal way to provide targeted protection to those sensitive areas that need a little extra SPF love.
When you're lounging in the sand, a spray-on SPF is your best friend--you don't need to rub it in, so you won't end up with greasy hands that make a mess of your iPod or your trashy beach read. We like this Hamptons-inspired mister because it features a continuous spray applicator, a soft and silky feel and is infused with vitamins and aloe to hydrate your skin while you soak up the sun.
This portable sunscreen truly is the all-star of SPF's. The 100% natural, mineral sunscreen is a loose powder with an attached brush-on applicator that makes reapplying sun protection a snap. It comes in three flattering shades, which give skin some subtle color, plus the powder formula means you can reapply it without ruining your makeup.