A judgemental woman approached me as I was getting ready in a swim coverup in the gym locker room after my workout, “you’re putting on makeup to go to the pool?” she asked, adding that she goes bare faced. Yes, I have a poolside beauty routine. We all should. First and foremost, even the lowest maintenance of us MUST protect the delicate skin on our faces. “To each their own,” I told her. As for me, I will continue with my poolside beauty routine to protect my skin and look decent doing it.
Suit: Target. Slides: Melissa.
Here are the 5 best poolside beauty buys that I can’t swim without:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
I love this tinted moisturizer with SPF. It comes in a wide of skin tones and blends well and feels light while protecting the face from harmful rays.
bareMinerals Matte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
If I have somewhere I need to be post-pool, I like to give my face a dusting of this powder foundation. It’s an extra layer of SPF, plus it keeps me from looking like a shiny, sweaty mess.
COOLA Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 – Tropical Coconut
This spray sunscreen is not only the ONLY one that doesn’t clog my pores, it smells so incredible it makes even this mother of many feel like she is on vacation even though she is trying to keep three small humans alive. Yeah, it’s that good. There is also an unscented version if that’s more your thang.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
UV rays are especially harmful to our lips because the skin is so delicate and thin, so I use these. I love the Candy and Orchid colors.
Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part and Scalp Powder SPF 45
Don’t forget about the skin on your head! I use this instead of dry shampoo to keep my hair looking fresh and my scalp safe from the sun.
Whats your poolside beauty must-have?
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