Oh how I do enjoy sitting on the beach, reading my book and soaking in the rays. Luckily for me, I am in Australia at the moment and have the opportunity to so exactly that everyday (sorry for rubbing it in!!) However, sun, sea and salt can take their toll on your skin, leaving it in need of a few key products to protect, refresh and pamper it. First we have the Simple Cleansing Skin Wipes. These are one of my must-haves to take with me in my beach bag to clean my skin after taking a dip in the ocean. Nobody likes that salty, sticky feeling that you experience after returning to the shore, so these help to get rid of that asap - but remember to reapply your sunscreen after! Next, quite obviously we have a good facial sunscreen. The one I've got here is the Coola Unscented Mineral Face SPF 20, however, you can use whichever one you want (I'd actually recommend a higher SPF if you are planning on tanning). Of course you need good coverage for the rest of your body too, but I prefer to use a separate sunscreen on my face than I use on my body. Why - you may ask? Well, firstly, facial sunscreens tend to be a lot less oily and are a lot less likely to clog your pores like conventional sunscreen. In addition, they generally offer higher SPF in facial moisturisers, which means that you can still protect your face from premature ageing whilst getting a nice tan. 

Right, we're back from the beach and in need of a little pamper session! The combination of wind, salt and sun can severely dry your skin out if you are not careful. After cleansing at night, I like to use the Anatomicals 'Spray Misty for Me' Facial Spritz to tone my skin and give it a little boost. This is also a great product to have in your beach bag as it's a great refresher if you get a bit hot (can interfere with your SPF though so be careful!) Then we have the star of the show, the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask. This is a great overnight mask to slap on a few times a week to replenish the moisture in your skin. When you wake up in the morning your skin feels plump full of moisture and ready for another day soaking in the sun!

Those are some of my favourites to protect my face from the elements whilst on a beach holiday - what are yours? Leave a comment below!


  1. I really want to try the Simple Cleansing Wipes!

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