I am a girl who loves products. I’ve tried a million and I finally have a hold on my favorites, at least for the moment! Spending a lot of my time at the beach and in the ocean really takes a toll on my hair, skin etc.. so it’s important for me to find good staples that I can count on!! So here they are, my favorite after products for pre-surf, post-surf and every day! – Jess, from Mint.
Read on for Jess’ top product picks…
The Daily: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser:
In my extensive research this is the most gentle cleanser out there! Cleanser with heavy chemicals and salt water do not mix! I have pretty sensitive skin and a lot of cleansers I’ve tried make my face sting and burn when I get in the ocean! It’s the worst!!
Top Toner: Thayer’s Rose Water and Witch Hazel:
I love using products that have been around for a long time because you know they have got to be good!! Witch Hazel is one of those things that have a million amazing benefits! Just to name a few- it’s soothing, locks in moisture and kills bacteria! The Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in this toner are also great for your skin especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun!! Plus Rose Water makes your face smell so good!
Everyday Sun Protection: Osmosis Shade:
What protects your skin better then Zinc?! I use this daily whether I am at the beach or running errands. Have you ever noticed that your arm closest to the driver’s side window has more freckles then your arm that’s in the car?! I’ve made sunscreen part of my daily regimen and I wear this under my make up. Want to stay looking forever young? Get on your sun protection!
Top Water-Resistant Face Sunscreen Stick: Shisedo:
I’ve been using this same product since I was about 14 years old. I’ve tried similar things but there is no comparison. Shiesdo is a fantastic brand and if you feel uncomfortable with no make up on at the beach, this is perfect because it doubles as cover-up!!
Hair Therapy: Loreal Nature’s Therapy:
I use this stuff once a week. More often then that it will make your hair greasy. It’s fantastic for fried hair or damaged hair due to styling, surfing etc.. Leave this on for 5 minutes whilst applying heat with a blow dryer for deep conditioning! The heat helps your hair absorb the product.
Skin Saver: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter:
Another brand that has been around for a long time is Palmer’s. It’s great for after sun care!! I always get asked what perfume I am wearing when I have this on because it smells so delicious! After a long day at the beach I use this for soft and moisturized skin!
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