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Beauty Editor’s Beach Bag Must-Haves

Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Our beauty editor shares her spoils to help beautify summer.

Looking good on the beach, by the pool, or après sun doesn't have to becomplicated. All it takes is a few key products. In addition to sunscreen—I'm packing my Kindle, a frosty beverage (a girl's got to stay hydrated), a pair of shades, and some of these summer beauty essentials.

Cindy's Favorite Beauty Products:

1. FEKKAI SOLEIL BEACH WAVES TOUSLING SPRAY, $20

I love the look my naturally wavy hair gets after frolicking in the surf, but let's get real: I'm not much of a frolicker these days, so I spritz on this spray, tie my hair in a topknot, and leave the beach with effortless surfer girl hair.

2. COVERGIRL JUMBO GLOSS BALM CREAM IN STRAWBERRY FRAPPE, $7

I've been made fun of for rocking bright lips on the beach, but you should try it. It's a fast pass to feeling like a glamorous movie star, and this moisturizing formula makes application easy.

3. AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT, $2.50

This beauty go-to is now available in a cute miniature size, perfect for a little dab on dry skin or on my lips to help stave of a wind-chapped kisser. (Bonus: Rub a little on cuticles to keep them protected as well.)

4. LONDONTOWN POLISH & UV RESISTANT TOP COAT, $25 (UV top coat), $16 (polish)

Blue is my favorite summer polish color (followed closely by white), but repeated sun exposure can cause polish to yellow and fade more quickly. Not so with this protective top coat.

5. DOVE SUMMER CARE BODY WASH, $7, dove.us When it's time to erase the sunscreen, sand, and salt from skin, I'll be reaching for this nourishing body wash all summer. It helps exfoliate and revive skin, and it boasts an energizing scent just in time for sunset cocktails.