5 Protective Beauty Products to Take With You to the Beach

The sun is shining, the sangria is flowing and you’ve officially gotten your first sunburn (it happens to the best of us). Whether you’re heading south for some fun in the sun, going to the beach for the weekend or just frequenting the patios, sun protection is an absolute must as the temperatures rise. With that in mind, here are five summer must-haves for sun protection.


Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Continuous Spray in SPF 30 ($11, available at mass drugstores nationwide)

Sun protection is nothing to skimp on, especially when it’s from a summer staple brand like Hawaiian Tropic. The new Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Continuous Spray in SPF 30 mists on easy and dries super quickly so you can get back to your beachside activities in a jiff. This non-greasy, vitamin E-infused is water resistant and hydrating, so your skin will still get the moisture it needs while you enjoy the rays (while being protected, of course).

Vichy Idé©al Soleil Face Ultra-Light Lotion ($25, available at Shoppers Drug Mart)

The skin on your face is super sensitive and needs sun protection more than anything. Plus, sun exposure helps speed up the visual signs of aging, and no one wants that. Battle that with the Vichy Idé©al Soleil Face Ultra-Light Lotion is, just as the name suggests, lightweight and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 50 for the most sun-sensitive skin. The smoothing and mattifying lotion can be worn solo or under makeup (even in the colder months–yes, you still need sunscreen) for all-year-round sun protection.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment ($26, sephora.ca)

Just like your face needs special protection, so do your lips. And what better way to protect them than with a favourite hydrating lippy and a soft touch of colour, of course? Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment comes in 13 sheer hues and has SPF 15 to protect your lips (because nobody wants a sunburn on their pucker) while keeping them hydrated and summer romance-ready.

Fekkai Pré©-Soleil Hair Mist ($28, available at Shoppers Drug Mart)

Did you know that your hair needs some sun protection, too? If you’re rocking any kind of colour (looking at the summer ombré© honeys), the sun’s harsh (but magical) rays could actually fade out your colour, forcing you into the salon quicker instead of spending that summer cash on patio cocktails. The Fekkai Pré©-Soleil Hair Mist protects coloured strands from fading with its UV shield so you can keep your faux sunkissed tresses looking fresh all summer long.

Sun Bum Cool Down Continuous Spray ($16, available at Shoppers Drug Mart)

The new kid on the (sun)block, Sun Bum offers up a full range of sun protection, in both good ol’ creams and the new fave spray, including this Cool Down Continuous Spray for that apré¨s-soleil fix when your skin is parched and looking a little on the lobster spectrum. Infused with an aloe vera and cucumber, this dry body oil spray also has vitamin E to hydrate parched skin after some fun in the sun, leaving it feeling smooth and instantly soothed.

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