June 2, 2014
When basking on the beach, it's best to shy away from darker shades, crazy colors and too many makeup products, as heat and water - two elements in abundance in tropical locations - can wreak havoc on your personal appearance. Before packing for your next beach vacation, ask yourself the following questions when determining which items to bring along:
Am I going to be sweating?
Whether you're lounging underneath a large umbrella or biking along the coast, chances are that you'll be sweating in warmer climates. Instead of toting along heavy foundation, invest in a light powder, such as the Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sun Protection SPF 30, which will not only protect your face from the sun, but is also water-resistant, meaning maintenance will require less effort.
Will I get in the water?
If the answer is yes, water-resistant products are vital. However, it's equally important to tote these items to the water with you, as even though they may be resistant, they may still run after exposure. Be sure to bring along a small mirror for touch-ups, and remember to reapply after being in wet environments.