A Pro Surfer Tells Us Her Entire Summer Beauty Routine (SPF Included)

Quincy Davis is the kind of girl who has salty waves and sun-kissed skin year round—proof that she spends more time on the beach than off it. But unlike other girls, Davis doesn’t just admire the waves… She surfs them. The 22-year-old, Volcom-sponsored surfer started competing at the ripe young age of 11 and has collected multiple championships and first-place prizes since. Though her makeup routine may be minimal—the whole riding-waves-in-the-ocean thing keeps it that way—she’s an expert when it comes to knowing which products can last through the day (or a killer swell). Keep scrolling to find out her entire beauty routine!


What products do you use to keep your skin from drying out after long days at the beach?

Davis: I wash my face every day with Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam ($40). And then I’ve been using a La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Crème ($85) that I was gifted, as well as the brand’s Eye Balm Intense ($225). Sometimes after traveling on a plane, I’ll use Dr. Colbert’s Illumino Face Oil ($130) to give my skin a glow.

You’re a pro at surfing—and thus must know how to protect your skin when you surf. Which sunscreens do you absolutely swear by?

Davis: I use Celezome Moisturizing Sunscreen ($32) and Haute Protection High Protection Tinted Compact ($34) when I surf. I do a double layer! It’s so important to protect my face from the sun. And then I’ll use Coola Suncare Sport Sunscreen Spray ($24) for my body.


Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 - Unscented 8 oz/ 236 mL
Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 $36 $20
Women's Illumino Face Oil
Dr. Colbert Illumino Face Oil $130
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What about hair—what’s your everyday hair routine like?

Davis: I use Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Shampoo ($31) and Conditioner ($34). And coconut oil is the best DIY mask—trust me! It can be hard to get it all out, but when I surf the next morning, it comes right out and leaves my hair so much softer. It’s amazing! I also use a Kérastase hair mask twice a week if I can. Oil is key, though!

Does your hair naturally fall into those perfect beachy waves after a day of surfing?

Davis: Sometimes I’ll get a nice beachy, wavy, salty look from being in the water, which I like, but other times it will be a complete mess!

Are there any leave-in products you like?

Davis: I put Moroccanoil ($15) in my hair after surfing, as well as It’s a 10 Lite Leave-In Conditioner ($36). 

Its A 10 Miracle Leave In Lite, 4 Ounce
It's a 10 Lite Leave-In Conditioner $36

Your makeup routine seems pretty minimal—or maybe you’ve just mastered no-makeup makeup. What’s your secret?

Davis: I use YSL’s Top Secrets All-In-One BB cream ($50)——it’s my favorite. It’s super light and natural, with a little glow. Bobbi Brown products are amazing, also. I use their Skin Foundation Stick ($47) at night, and their Bronzer Powder ($44). For lips, I use a Chubby Stick ($17) from Clinique, which is so easy and moisturizing. Brows are important to me too—I use Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil ($24).

After partnering with Volcom on a clothing line and being featured in a bunch of magazines, you’ve become a sort of fashion and beauty idol in the surf world. Do you have any icons?

Davis: I love Brigitte Bardot! She’s amazing.

Lastly—any little-known surf beauty secrets?

Davis: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Lotion ($39), especially for us girls—it almost looks like makeup in the water. And all of It’s a 10’s hair products.

'Top Secrets' Bb Cream Skintone Perfector
YSL Top Secret All-In-One BB Cream $69

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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