Summer weather is here to stay (for now), which means newly bronzed complexions aren’t far behind. When spending time outdoors, it’s tempting to let the sun’s magical rays replace your normal skin care routine” but don’t. Your skin is in need of some serious TLC, and certain beauty products will help give it the attention it deserves. Here, we reveal how to achieve radiant and healthy skin when unwinding at the cottage.
1. Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother, $14.99.¨
Most of us have already mastered the art of sunscreen. Some even slather it on during winter. But if you forget to reapply (or spend too much time in the sun) Burt’s Bees after sun soother is a sun saver. This face and body lotion is packed with natural ingredients, like aloe vera and linden extract” both of which help to soothe the skin. When the skin becomes flakey, the coconut oil and bee pollen in the product will help to restore its natural moisture.
2. Fresh Soy Moisturizing Cream SPF 20, $42.
If your skin starts to flake, it’s a telltale sign that it’s dehydrated. Before you snatch up the first moisturizer you come across, make sure the ingredients won’t further irritate the skin. Fresh’s new soy moisturizing cream includes all-natural amino acid-rich soy proteins, which encourage collagen synthesis (the creation of structural proteins in the skin.) This process will help to repair the skin and deliver optimal moisture. Even better: with a reasonable SPF content, this product brings the no-fuss to cottage skin care.
3. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, $50. ¨
Cottage outings are not beauty contests. We know this. But in this day-and-age (and with the recent BB Cream upsurge) it doesn’t hurt to have a faithful, multi-purpose beauty product by your side. If you don’t plan on spending much time in the sun and still want the necessary protection, this Smashbox BB Cream is formulated with SPF 35. The product also helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture. Sorry, sun, you’ve met your match.
4. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15, $12.¨
When daubing your skin with sunscreen, there are always those spots that are routinely missed”our lips being one of them. They’re often dismissed right up until they begin to chap. To avoid this, try replacing your standard lipgloss with an SPF-based variety during summer, like this Kiehl’s product. We don’t wait until our skin burns to apply sunscreen, so give your lips the same attention.
5. Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes, $9.99/30
Cottage or campground, undergoing a three-step cleansing routine is not always practical. For a more convenient solution, try these facial towelettes by Yes To Cucumbers. Made with biodegradable, natural cloth, these ready-to-use facial cloths are hypoallergenic and oil-free. They’re also comprised of natural ingredients (like aloe vera and green tea) so sensitive skin types are in the clear. The Yes toâ„¢ brand also carries Yes to Blueberries, Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes, which will be in stores in September. Plus, they’re easily affordable.
6. Evian Mineral Water Spray, $11.¨
It’s not just the sun that leaves our skin all high and dry” overheated indoor air is also a main culprit. If the stuffy cottage air begins to show its effects on your skin, a few spritzes of Evian’s Mineral Water Spray will cure any dry skin sin. This cool mist rehydrates and refreshes the skin by restoring its moisture. And if your skin is a few shades too red, this product will also help to relieve sunburn pain.