What Beauty Products to Pack for a Beach Vacation

Going to the beach exposes skin to the harsh elements of the sun and ocean. The key to keeping skin healthy at the beach is sun protection and moisturizing. While vacationing at Hilton Head, South Carolina I was specific to pack beauty products for a beach vacation. These are just a few products that should be in your beach bag.


Before you start your day moisturize with Eurkin. It feels like regular body lotion on the skin but contains SPF of 30, which is all you need for all day sun protection. The lotion is so soft. It makes my arms so soft that when my friend felt my arm she asked if I shaved my arms. Put it on first thing in the morning before you head outside. It’s a great first layer of protection and will keep your skin hydrated too. Another reason why I love Eurkin is because it makes my legs look buttery smooth.

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Bull Frog Lip Balm

I used to have sunburned lips because I never thought to put sunscreen on put. Bull Frog lip balms keeps my lips soft, but also has SPF 50 to keep them from getting burned.  If you also hate applying sunscreen to your lips this is a great way to avoid that.

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Ocean Potion After Sun Lotion

Everyday after soaking up the sun at the beach ocean potion cools the skin and calms redness. At night put a heavy layer of ocean potion on any part of your skin that was exposed to the sun and in the morning your redness will be reduced.

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Face Mask

This hydrates the skin without feeling heavy. Within fifteen minutes this mask will reduce the redness in your skin by several shades. This product is great to use after a sunburn or soothe irritated skin. You only need to use a dab, so this product goes a long way.

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Ordinary Hydraulic acid

Hydraulic acid is one of the most hydrating skincare products on the market, and The Ordinary sells an amazing product. It’s not too watery like other hydraulic acids and at only $6 you can’t beat the price. I put this on in the morning and at night before my moisturizer.

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Mighty Patch

I have the worst habit of mashing my pimples before they are ready. The skin on the face is highly sensitive, and I have scaring from the times I squeezed my blemishes a little too hard. Before squeezing a blemish put a mighty patch on it. After a few hours the blemish will be smaller without having to cause bleeding or damage your skin in the process.

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CeraVe Daily Moisturizer with 30 SPF

CeraVE daily moisturizer goes on smoothly and doesn’t feel sticky like other face sunscreens. I wear it everyday before putting on any makeup, and it keeps my skin hydrated and glowy all day. Three key ingredients in this moisturizer is ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. The CeraVe Daily Moisturizer is a great product to incorporate into your skincare routine to start moisturizing and wearing sunscreen each day.

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CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen

CeraVe sunscreen reflects the sun’s harmful rays, but what makes this product great for your skin is the hyaluronic acid and niacinamide ingredients. The sunscreen helps lock in moisture and keep the sun protected. Only use a small amount though or else you will help us looking like a ghost.

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Sum bum 70 SPF sunscreen

Sum Bum goes on smoothly like lotion, but it does wonders at helping your skin stay protected. I have fair skin so I put it on twice daily and didn’t get burned all week. There isn’t much difference between 30 SPF and 70 SPF. 30 SPF blocks about 96% of UV rays whereas, 70 SPF blocks about 99%. I prefer using the highest amount of SPF, but if you only have 30 you are going to be just fine. Reapply your sunscreen several times. Light rays reflect off the ocean water and can make your skin more at risk for sun damage while at the beach or pool.

Elf clear brow and lash mascara 

Ditch the black mascara when you go to the beach and trade it for clear. When I wear black or brown mascara I always end up with raccoon eyes, even if it is waterproof. Elf’s clear brow and lash mascara will help keep your lashes and brow in place without making your underlies turn black.

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Moisturizing face mask

The sun, oceans, and chlorine from the pool are all drying elements that will have your skin begging for a little extra hydration. At the end of the week I did a hydrating face mask to help repair some of the sun damage.

Aloe sleeping mask

Rich in vitamin C and vitamin E this allow gel sleeping mask will help rehydrate the skin overnight. The main ingredient is aloe which helps relieve irritated skin and sooth sun damage.

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Overall, keep your skincare and beauty routine simple at the beach. I hardly bring any makeup because it is just going to wash off when I jump into the ocean. Be sure to moisturize day and night and put on sunscreen during the day. Hope you find these beauty products for beach vacation helpful for keeping your skin radiant.

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