The arrival of June means a lot of things — the year’s already half over, it’s Gemini season, strawberries are finally affordable, etc. — but mainly that it’s time to jet off to far-flung destinations where salty waves, white sand beaches and lots of photo opportunities await. Or at the very least, it’s time to hoof it to the nearest pool.
Of course, hand in hand with all the backstroking, sun-bathing and sweltering temperatures comes a whole set of beauty conundrums: fried hair, parched skin, sweat, sweat and more sweat. When you’re spending a drastic amount of time outside or submerged in salty or chlorinated water, sunscreen, hair serums and moisturizers of all kinds become super important. Makeup, not so much — but we still want to look our best, whatever the occasion.
Click through the slideshow above for 12 products that’ll help you master beach babe beauty. Needless to say, there’s a lot of SPF involved.