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Must-have beach essentials: 3 skin care products you should pack

Must-have beach essentials: 3 skin care products you should pack

As summer arrives with its warm embrace, thoughts turn to sandy shores and tropical getaways – yes, the beach beckons! If you're gearing up for a sun-soaked vacation but worried about squeezing your entire skin care routine into your luggage or beach bag, don’t worry. Our experts are here to help.

"When you're on a quick trip, focus on three essentials: a good cleanser, a good toner and sunscreen," says licensed esthetician and Esthetics Insight Circle Member Teresa Stenzel.


These 3 esthetician-recommended tips + products are compact and effective, ensuring you can maintain a healthy glow in a pinch without the bulk of your full routine.

An effective cleanser

Choose a versatile formula that not only cleanses but also exfoliates gently. Stenzel recommends flash foam cleanser, a multitasking marvel that simplifies your regimen by removing makeup, dirt and impurities in one go. Ideal for travel, it's easy to toss in your bag and use whenever you need a quick refresh.

A soothing toner

Search for a toner that provides hydration and soothes sun-exposed skin. Stenzel recommends soothing reset mist, a nourishing formula that hydrates and protects. The beach can be drying, so a spritz of this gentle, alcohol-free toner throughout the day keeps your skin cool and balanced. Ingredients like aloe, chamomile and silver ear mushroom are inside this soothing formula to calm red, irritated skin.

A moisturizing sunscreen

Of course, no beach skin care routine is complete without sunscreen. Stenzel recommends raydefense, a moisturizing formula with broad-spectrum protection to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. This 2-in-1 lightweight SPF option is ideal for the beach, as it won’t feel heavy or greasy (and you won’t look shiny) under the sun. 

Bonus expert tip: Avoid using products with acids or intensive exfoliants during your trip. Give your skin a break from exfoliation and focus on nourishing and protecting it from the sun's rays. 

This effective, streamlined skin care routine is sure to enhance your beach experience. So, pack smart, enjoy the sun and let your skin glow!

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