Like a true New Yorker, I got out of the city on Memorial Day and every weekend since then (yes, it’s only really been one) I have spent my time outside in and around the sandy beaches with the sun burning down (let me just say that again, for the few who haven’t seen one of my many shameless social media posts here, here and here already).
But the thing is… the sun can burn. Like burn. Especially if you fall asleep on your stomach and then wake up 3 hours later. And then it hurts. Hurts so badly that you cannot even lean back when you sit. Like a pain that makes you squeal with the slightest touch so that you can’t even stretch or sleep. And yes, that’s exactly what happened, regrettably, to me.
As fun as the sun is, it’s important to lather up that sunblock – and NO, spf 8 on your tanning lotion doesn’t QUITE cut it said the girl with the burned back. These three items are a staple in my beach bag…moving forward:
- Boscia Self Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (now isn’t that a mouth full). I recently learned about Boscia from BATP’s west coast PR girl and I first got this gem for 100 points at Sephora and it’s exactly what my 20 something face needs, protecting all the things that come with age (lawd) and the sun
- Estee Lauder Daywear. I’ve used this product for almost 5 years now so I can literally swear by it as it stood the test of time through my summer in the Mediterranean and the hot summers of Texas and now in New York. It’s light, smells like cucumbers, and this whole anti aging thing is a plus, ya know what I mean. The price tag sucks but peace out wrinkles forever.
- Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment. Ok, chapped broken lips are so high school. Ladies, we know better after our ugly years of trial and error. Protect-it and pink-it
Don’t let the sun make you a burned beach,