The definitive guide to 2017’s best summer beauty and skincare essentials.
It’s finally that time of year again. Ice cream starts to melt seconds after you get your scoop, the weekend beach traffic begins, and the scent of sunscreen fills the air. Every summer, as soon as the temperature crawls up over 60 degrees, I clear out space on my bathroom shelves for my favorite warm-weather beauty products, anticipating long beach days and sunkissed skin.
But the rush from that beautiful summer glow can go right out the window if I’m not prepared to protect my body. We’ve compiled all of our must-have summer beauty products that are bound to keep you happy, healthy, and glowing from the first rooftop happy hour to the last beachside sunset.
From gentle sunscreen that won’t block your pores to highlighters and lip colors that will complement your summer skin to remedies for overexposure to UV rays and pesky bugs, we’ve got all bases covered — including some easy ways to brighten up your hair and makeup routines when the heat is on.
Whether you’re packing up the car for an epic cross-country road trip, heading seaside for the entire season, or jetting to far-off destinations with varying climates, these travel-friendly beauty products are what you need to be totally summer-ready. While most picks are carry-on and TSA-friendly (liquids less than 3.4 oz.), some of our favorites are better siphoned into smaller on-the-go containers. Especially for a short trip, save space and weight in your travel makeup bag by taking only as much as you’ll need.