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The best hair and beauty products for your next tropical vacation.
By Laura Schara
Your beach beauty regimen is one of the most important parts of packing for your vacation. All that sun, sand, sea breeze and humidity can take its toll on the health of your skin and hair. These tried and true hair and beauty products are must-haves for your next vacation, and most can be packed right in your carry-on.
1. SOOTHING HYDRATION
After a long day at the beach and a couple of poolside cocktails, your skin needs rehydration. Apply the moisture-rich Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 masque every evening on vacation (and once a week at home to keep that healthy glow). Made with hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant capable of retaining 1,000 times its weight in water. Tip: Keep it in the refrigerator for a soothing treat at night. $54. skinceuticals.com
2. FLAWLESS SPF
Leave the cream behind! This translucent mineral powder sunscreen from Colorscience protects your face from the sun without being greasy. Bonus: it will also tone down a shiny face and give you light makeup coverage so you’ll look flawless in all your vacation selfies. $64. colorescience.com
3. PRETTY PROTECTION
This everyday tinted moisturizer from Revision Skincare has a matte finish that is the perfect simple coverage for a day by the pool. It’s packed with zinc oxide to protect against UVA and UVB rays, and vitamin C for a boost of antioxidants to brighten your skin. Price varies. revisionskincare.com
4. BEACHY WAVES
Now it’s easy to get your “PhD” in hair control. This Perfect Hair Day (PHD) leave-in styling cream not only helps untangle after a day in the sea breeze, it fights humidity all day long. 4 oz. $26. livingproof.com
5. INSTANT BRONZE
Have that sun-kissed glow without the damaging effects of sun exposure. St. Tropez self-tan bronzing mousse goes on easily and is streak free. Tip: use an applicator mitt to prevent your hands from turning any shade of orange. Re-apply mid-week during your vacation to keep that glow going. $42. sttropeztan.com