Spring Break Getaway Beauty Prep

By Tara Thompson Rasmus
Everything you need to look amazing on the beach this year: think hydrated skin, glossy hair, and a healthy glow!

It’s officially that time of year where I’m feeling so pallid and run-down that I’m practically dying for some sun. So, naturally, I’m dreaming of a more grown-up take on a college spring break trip (with less booze and more sunscreen, of course!). I’ve put together a list of everything needed to stay protected and polished for a beach vacation, from the perfect SPF-packed face tint to a powerful organic bug spray (take that, Zika!). Zip it all up in an impossibly pretty travel bag and hit the road: dreary winter will feel like a distant memory!

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Bare Republic Mineral Sport Sunscreen Body Spray

First things first: sunscreen. I love this new line by Coola that’s totally chemical-sunscreen free. And hey, the bottle will look chic in your beach bag.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Créme SPF 30

And for your face: this amazing lotion-to-powder formula provides a hint of tint while protecting skin with broad-spectrum SPF 30.

James Read Express Bronzing Mousse

Coming back from vacation without a tan is no fun, I know—so, instead of baking, I do a quick sesh or two with this quick-drying mousse.

Milk Makeup Weekend Lash Stain

A lash stain that lasts for 48 hours straight? Believe it: this paraben-free, vitamin-B-infused formula will withstand sun, surf and sweat.

Hurraw! Sun Protection Lip Balm SPF 15

Don’t forget your lips: hydrate and protect them with this juicy tangerine balm.

Albeit Cheek Stain

No need to waste time applying a full face before you head out for fun in the sun! For an easy flush, apply a bit of this silky gel-powder stick to lips, cheeks and even eyes.

Zoe Organics Insect Repellent

Not to be alarmist, but the fact that the Zika virus is on the rise means that we all need to be a bit more vigilant about mosquito protection. This organic spray repels those suckers with rosemary, lemongrass and geranium oils.

Royale Large Tent Pouch

And, to pack it all up in: a cheery, waxed-canvas dopp kit. I love that the triangle shape means that it’ll stand up straight in the bathroom—no spills!