Ala Mode: Be a Beach Babe All Year Round


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One of the perks of living in the tropics is knowing you can take a road trip to the beach at any time. Here are the essentials you’ll need every time you head out for some sun and sea.

BEACH LIFE IS THE LIFE! Oh how refreshing it surely feels to be surrounded by nature, and water (most of all) with this kind of heat–which is why summer will never be complete without a little trip to the beach. It’s the perfect time to bring out those cute sunnies, bikinis, and beach hats, and just enjoy the sun, sand, and sea.

But while you’re at it, don’t forget to give your skin some lovin’. Stay flawless under the sun with these beauty essentials you definitely need to pack inside your beach bag.

Angel Skin Anti-Acne Formula Clarifying Bar
Summer can be very harsh on our skin; the heat, sweat, and humidity may be causing your body to produce more oil or sebum, and when mixed with dead skin cells, it can clog your pores, inviting bacteria, therefore resulting to acne or breakouts. Oh the horror!

Angel Skin Anti-Acne Formula Clarifying Bar is formulated with tea tree extract and salicylic acid that controls excess oil production, prevents breakouts, and leaves you with a refreshingly clean and clear skin.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
Although your face produces more oil, skipping the moisturizer during this time is a big no-no. Keep your skin hydrated and glowing without the icky feeling of heavy cream moisturizers by switching to a non-greasy and oil-free alternative.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Gel Cream is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, non- comedogenic, and is packed with all the good stuff for that 24-hour hydration and shine control you will definitely need while under the sun.

Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Screen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
This is probably the most important product inside your beach bag; aside from your moisturizer, one skincare step you should never miss is putting on sunscreen. Although a nice tan is complete #goals, it is very important that you keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays that causes skin aging, or worst, skin cancer.

But remember to not choose just any sunscreen, especially when hitting the beach, as some sunblock includes harsh chemicals that can cause harm to ocean life. Opt for reef- safe sunscreens that can protect your skin but protects the environment too! Supergoop!

100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen is a primer and sunscreen in one that blurs pores and mattifies skin leaving you with photo-ready skin, perfect for the “gram”, and the best thing about it? It’s a brand that cares. It’s stays true to its SPF claim, is vegan, cruelty-free, and was made with the environment in mind.

Burt’s Bees All-Weather Moisturizer Lip Balm SPF 15

Rustan’s Don’t forget your lips! The heat and harsh sunlight can cause drying and may damage your lips as well. Make sure to extend the TLC and keep your lips moisturized with a lip balm that also helps protect you from the sun.

Beach Born Sunset Spray
Notice how your hair gets really gorgeous when at the beach? Salty water can make your hair look fuller and thicker, resulting to what most people call beach hair.

While the sea definitely has its perks on our crowning glory, don’t be fooled into thinking there wouldn’t be any need to care for your locks while hanging out at the beach. Protect, strengthen, and soften your hair from heat and sunlight with Beach Born’s Sunset Spray; bonus points that it can eliminate frizz without the grease.

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life Proof Eyebrow Gel
We all know less is more when at the beach, but of course, kilay is life! We definitely still want to look our best while enjoying being a beach babe. Ellana Mineral Cosmetics’ Eyebrow Gel promises waterproof kilay with no touch ups required so you can strut your stuff and enjoy the summer without any hassle.

Human Nature Hydrating Face Mist with Aloe Vera

Mists are your best friend during this season! They can easily help you feel refreshed with just a few spritz; and with the addition of the cooling effect of Aloe Vera, Human Nature’s Hydrating Face Mist is definitely a beach must-have!


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