After the towel and the bikini, don’t forget to pack these essentials for a pest-free, burn-free weekend.
Bug Off: Some bug sprays are so goopy that they can cause a breakout or ruin clean hair. Bare-fly Bug Beware Spray from Body Bare is a DEET-free formula that uses cedar oil to keep the skeeters away. And it’s so light in both consistency and smell, that you can fearlessly go crazy with coverage. $10.50, bodybarecollection.com
Light Cover: Invisible Zinc sunscreen is the best Australian import since Outback Steak House, and the strength of its Environmental Skin Protector Moisturizer SPF 30 belies its light, blendable formula. $38, invisiblezinc.com.
Serve and Protect: Keep the beachbag light with this little travel pack of 8 Supergoop Sunscreen Swipes. This one’s also zinc oxide-based and formulated for sensitive skin. $12, supergoop.com or at Nordstrom.
Not Fade Away: Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Masque is activated by heat. Coat hair, secure it with a pin, and plop down in your beach chair while the sun does all the work. $58, kerastase-usa.com.
Burt’s Bees After Sun Soother: Aloe extract cools and calms while coconut oil softens up tight, dry skin—no sunburn neccessary. $10, burtsbees.com
Above it All: Rene Furterer Protective Summer Fluid contains sesame oil — a natural UV filter — to protect hair from color-stripping rays. $23, beauty.com