20 Beauty Musts For
Feeling listless? Why not head outside and bask in the sun? Whether you want to work up a sweat on a nature hike or go on a picturesque outing with friends, there's nothing more energizing than going on a date with the great outdoors. Here are 20 items we'd recommend for your next excursion - so you can look and feel your best.
For your skin, that is. The first commandment of skincare is to always, always put on sunscreen, even if it's overcast and you can't see a smudge of sun. As long as it's daytime, harmful UVA and UVB rays abound, so generously apply sunblock with at least an SPF 30. We like the physical blockers by EltaMD and Cosmedix, which are formulated with noncomedogenic minerals like zinc and titanium oxide.
Here's how you can look your best with minimal effort. First, invest in items that are designed to be applied on-the-go. Our favourites? Estee Lauder's Double Wear Cushion Compact and Guerlain's Rouge G Jewel Lipstick both have snap-open cases that come with a mirror, so you can reapply your foundation even in the middle of a forest. Or a lake. Or a desert. Next, define your eyes in a way that makes you look alert and awake. An accentuated brow and some under-eye brightener will instantly make you look sharper and ready for action.
Deodorant is a must for any outdoor excursion. And if you want to play it safe, a few sprays of perfume will really amp up your game. Try the following fan favourites. We like how they smell incredibly high-end and sophisticated, yet would not be out of place on a tennis court or the beach. Hermes' Un Jardin Apres La Mousson combines mysterious spices with the first rains of the monsoon, capturing a stunning portrait of nature at its wildest. And Gucci Flora Eau Fraiche is a paean to fresh water and greenery, evoking the essence of spring.
After a day spent outside, your muscles will feel heavy with satisfaction. So why not unwind at home with a customized spa experience? Once you're done showering with Jurlique's body wash, sit back and relax with Elemis' Musclease Body Oil or Decleor's Sensorial Balm for some deep de-stressing action. These products are scented with essential oils for a more soothing experience. Need a little something extra for tired, aching feet? Aveda's Foot Relief gives a delicious cooling sensation that will make you want to reapply again and again.