It's (finally) here: This weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. May it be filled with barbecues, lounging around in the sun, and maybe even a little pool time—no matter if you're headed out of town or kicking it on a little staycation.
Either way, chances are you'll be spending a good amount of time outside this weekend, and that fact alone should hopefully inform your beauty routine. With that in mind, we're rounding up a handful of essentials to keep in arm's reach—and best of all, through the magic of Amazon Prime, you can order them now, and find them on your doorstep by Sunday. Memorial Day weekend is about taking a break from all errands and responsibilities, right?
First things first: You're going to need a stellar SPF. Why not make it the number-one brand from Consumer Reports for the third year running? (We at Byrdie HQ can certainly vouch for this formula too—it's just stellar.)
That being said, if you overdid it in the sun, you'll need something ultra-soothing to help your skin recover. Cold-pressed aloe gel is the simplest (and most effective) route to go—it's cooling and incredibly reparative.
The coolest part of this glow-inducing body oil isn't the slightly bronzed, shimmery finish it leaves on skin—nope, it's the fact that it's crafted with monoï oil, which happens to be a natural bug repellant. (It also smells amazing.) Lather up!
Even if your only travel plans this weekend involve hightailing it to the local dive bar with some friends, fake a shoreside visit with this beachy, rose-laced sea salt spray. (Do mermaid-esque waves ever actually need an occasion?)
Regardless of what you're up to, you'll need to stay hydrated—and now is as good a time as any to stock up on a reliable bottle to get you through the summer months. Might we suggest this pink specimen? Who knows: The pretty hue might help remind you to knock back enough H2O.
What are your summer beauty staples? Sound off below.