Get Gorgeous
Kristin Booker • June 30, 2010

Beauty Must-Have: Sun-Blocking Beauty Products for the 4th of July

OK, so the July 4th weekend is quickly approaching and that means you’re going to be outside…a LOT. Between backyard cookouts, lazing at the beach, sunshine cocktails or hanging out at the park for us urban dwellers, this means that your body will get getting a tremendous amount of sun exposure. Never fear: here are some quick tips and products to help make sure that you don’t wind up charred on the grill of life:

For the Body: My new favorite kit is the Smart Girls Who Surf Sun-Savvy Skincare Kit ($34.99 ). These natural beauty products were developed in Laguna Beach, CA by, you guessed it, smart surfer girls. The kit contains everything you’ll need in one cute, portable burlap sack: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, After-Sun Soothing Lotion, Care for Hair Sun Protector, Natural Lip Balm, Soap for Surfers Glycerin Soap (for waterside showers,) and a black comb.

For The Face: The Dermalogica Daylight Defense Kit ($35) is perfect for quick trips (or for every day use – it’s small enough for a daytime tote) and contains the essentials to protect your gorgeous face. The kit contains travel-sized portions of  Solar Defense Booster SPF30, MultiVitamin BodyBlock SPF20, Solar Shield SPF15, and After Sun Repair.

For the Hair: Davines is a highly-sought-after line of hair and body care that does double-duty with all sorts of natural ingredients. Their Su Moisture Replenishing After Sun Shampoo helps replenish and heal hair after exposure to chlorine, salt water and sun (and help protect tanned skin.)

Then slather on the Su Nourishing Replenishing Mask to revitalize hair and replace lost moisture from sun and wind exposure. Spray on the Moisturizing Softening Leave-In Mist after you rinse it out and head back out for more fun in the sun. Head to the Davines website to find a salon that carries these products near you.

Sun exposure is kind of like dating if you think about it: use protection and intelligence and you’re bound to have a good time. Pack these products for your getaway this weekend and feel confident you can enjoy yourself. Have a great weekend!

FTC Disclosure: samples received for testing and review

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