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spring break + beauty must-haves



Okay. Let's talk Spring Break beauty must-haves. 

Obviously, sunscreen is at the top of the list. But even before I get to the beach, I like to take the proper precautions so I don't look like Casper the Ghost in a bikini. Hello St. Tropez. In a few days I'll gave a complete run-down of my faux tanning routine, so today I'll keep it short. To give your skin a little boost of color before spring break, go for St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse. Always remember the tanning mitt so the mousse goes on smoothly and evenly. I've decided that I'm going to do my own self-tan instead of going to Palm Beach Tan to get a spray tan there. I am just loving St. Tropez! Also, don't forget to take the proper pre-self tan precautions!

I have weird skin in that when I was growing up, it was very sensitive and I would burn easily, but still get tan. Now, it's not very sensitive, and I can get very tan. While I obviously love my tanned skin and freckles, I have to be very careful to always wear sunscreen because large pores are not ideal. 

I just ordered Beautycounter's Protect All Over Sunscreen as my face protection for my upcoming trip to Florida. I'm obviously obsessed with all their other products, so I have high hopes for this new one. Sunscreens are unfortunately notorious for causing skin breakouts, and I am not about to wreck my skin! I have had completely clear skin (seriously - not one blemish in sight) since I started using Beautycounter in November, so fingers crossed. I'll keep y'all updated on my opinion of this sunscreen post-spring break.

Two face sunscreen fan favorites are La Roche Posay's Antihelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid and Neutrogena's Clear Face Liquid Lotion. I've actually used both, and I prefer La Roche Posay, but they both get the job done. I use at least SPF 30 on my face (usually between 30 and 50), and typically SPF 30 on my body. 

For the body, I definitely like spray sunscreens over lotions just because of convenience. Sun Bum is my personal favorite for body sunscreens, and you can find it at Target and Ulta. 

In case of a burn, always apply aloe! My friends always burn when we go on spring break, even when they layer sunscreen, and it definitely helps to have an after-sun lotion or gel to help soothe the skin. I'm planning on getting Sun Bum's Moisturizing After Sun Gel in case I get a little too much sun one day!

In terms of after-sun face repair, stick to a repairing and moisturizing face mask. I have my eye on a Sephora Lotus Sheet Mask for moisturizing and soothing skin - just want to add a little extra something to my skin!

Lastly, you can't forget about haircare. Direct exposure to sunlight is very drying, especially at the beach when there's the added salt water damage. I love a good beach wave as much as the next girl, but if I'm trying to grow out my hair a couple of inches, I don't want it to be a dry mess when I get home! I love the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, especially since it comes in a smaller, travel-size version - perfect for packing! I've been known to leave on a hair mask while I'm tanning outside; it's low-maintenance and adds an extra layer of protection. 

If you're more inclined to keep on the mask during your post-beach shower, then make sure to use Fekkai's Pre-Soleil Radiance and Protection Mist. I've been using this product for years. It's a quick-drying spray serum that protects against UV rays while you're outside. It's also great for saving your hair color so it doesn't get too brassy from the sun.

Post-beach, I like to embrace my beach waves. My hair is curly naturally, and when salt water and sun are added into the mix, I have the perfect messy ringlets. But, to recreate that look after showering and getting ready for dinner, I use Bumble and bumble's Surf Infusion Spray. It's the non-drying version of the classic Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, and while I do love the original, it gives my hair a weird texture. Surf Infusion has a mix of salt and oil to hydrate your hair while still giving it that beachy look.

What are y'alls beauty must-haves for spring break?

Here's to hoping that I can fit all these products in my carry-on.....

Hannah
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  1. I've always wanted to try out Beautycounter's sunscreen.

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