A Sun-Savvy Beauty Guide

June 3, 2015

We have, admittedly, a sun-worshiping streak. After months indoors, we simply can’t resist spending some serious quality time with our long-lost BFF. But as much as we love those summer rays so much this time of year can be tricky for skin care. Not to mention makeup. And are we the only ones fighting frizzies? Before hitting the beach and settling in at the ballpark, we checked in with Kat S., Anthropologie makeup artist extraordinaire, for some best beauty practices.

First on Kat’s list? Sunblock and not just any old sunblock. If you’re going to put in the effort to protect your skin from the sun, make sure you do it the right way, she says. With sunblock, you always want a product with a high level of zinc oxide. After applying generously, add a floppy sun hat for bathing beauty bonus points.

There’s nothing summery about smudges: think minimal when it comes to makeup. Keep it light, fresh and natural, says Kat, who recommends nothing more than a tinted lip balm and a swipe of mascara.

As for those temperamental tresses, a little dab of pomade works wonders on a humid afternoon.

Ideally, there would be no sunburn of which to speak. But if your skin is a touch tender, reach for your grandmother’s trusty, tried-and-true remedy: aloe. It has really good soothing and hydrating properties, says Kat.

We get it everyone wants to look sun-kissed. After all, how else will your coworkers know about that weekend getaway? Fortunately, there’s no need to get beach bummed. Come Monday, Kat recommends applying a bronzer where the rays naturally hit your face the forehead, cheekbones and bridge of the nose and glow on all week.

Stock your summer beauty kit, right this way.

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