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Our Favourite Beach to Bar Products
As the mercury settles to the mid-thirties and beach weather is in full swing, we thought we’d show you how to get that relaxed been-at-the-beach-all-day look with minimal effort and natural products. With the right kit, you'll be strutting from beach to bar with effortless grace. Here's our selection of our favourite multi-tasking products to keep your holiday glow.
Tend to your skin first
Because we know you've looked after yourself with sun protection (right?), an oil feels wonderful after a day at the beach. (If you're burnt, consider a cooling moisturiser, such as Mukti's version with aloe vera ($52.95).) Rinse off at the open-air showers to get rid of any sand (unless you want a free exfoliation!) and then rub in oil all over, focusing gently on your face and any particularly dry areas. The options are endless. Jojoba oil is packed with antioxidants, fatty acids and plenty of vitamins – we particularly love the DNA Elements Jojoba Oil ($29.95). Petalhead's Sunshine Oil ($42) says it in the name: it's an enriching lightweight body oil to nourish sunkissed skin. The Inika Certified Organic Enriched Rosehip Oil ($39) is another beautiful option for your face, as it targets premature ageing – a must when talking about post-sun care. Erica Brooke’s Precious Face Oil ($77) is an extra luxurious blend of oils and herbs to provide the skin with all it needs to repair and regenerate. Your oil will depend on your skin’s needs and your budget.
Tend to those tresses
Massage a hair oil into the ends of your hair to prevent it drying out. Twist your hair into a low bun or leave it loose. Some people prefer coconut oil, but we love argan oil for its ability to revitalise and rejuvenate. Atom’s 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48) is a multi-purpose wonder for hair, skin and nails.
Your best self
For a sun-kissed glow, go with a swipe of bronzer (we love Inika’s Mineral Bronzers – $45) and a creamy highlighter to the high points of your cheeks. Morgan Annie’s Illumiglow Highlight ($39.95) is a winner. Consider adding a flick of mascara or a fun, bright lip to finish off. -- There are so many wonderful benefits to a summer's day, so take the time to enjoy the best parts: the white sandy beaches, the longer days, the vitamin D and our personal favourite: the mangoes!