Best Beach Wedding Tips to Protect Your Skin

Beach Wedding Makeup & Skin Reviews

Beach weddings mean you have to use sunblock or sunscreen to protect your skin. High SPF products usually mean greasy and aren’t makeup friendly. As a beach wedding specialist, I’ve tried them all. Of especial note, makeup for flash photography can be tricky. Be sure to take a hard look at the mineral powder sunscreen option. It’s fantastic! Here are some of my very favorites:

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Liquid Sunblock and Sunscreen

If your foundation doesn’t have sunblock in it, you’ll need a wedding makeup friendly product that doesn’t muddle your cosmetic and isn’t thick. After trying so many brands, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen SPF 70 does exactly what it says. It goes on thin and isn’t greasy at all. This is important because you want to choose skin and makeup products with a nice matte finish for flash photography.

Get it here: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF 70, 1.4 fl oz

Mineral Powder Sunscreen

If you just don’t want any cremes on your skin, then you’re going to love this. I use this every single day.Your outdoor wedding day or commitment ceremony needs a finishing touch and you’ll find it with this mineral powder sunblock by Mineral Fusion.

Traditional sunblock is greasy and doesn’t work well with makeup, it makes you cry like 10 year old when you get it in your eye and reduces mascara to a watery black mess. Exactly  the small detail that can distract you and take away from your special day.

I stumbled across this in a store and it quickly became my favorite wedding day makeup. Apply this high SPF mineral powder sunscreen and you get a double benefit. It protects you from the sun at your beach wedding AND it gives you a nice matte finish as your final touch.

You can buy it online here. I highly recommend it. Mineral Fusion Brush On Sunscreen. Very affordable!

No Tears Wedding Sunscreen

If you’re a big baby like me, try this. Nearly all sunblock gets in my eyes and makes me tear up, I choose MelanSol 100% Natural Sunscreen for Baby with and SPF of 30. The only thing is it goes on thick and white. You have to smooth it into the skin, let it soak in then wipe excess away with a tissue. BUT….you won’t cry when  it gets in your eyes. I promise!

Look for it on this website.

Sunscreen for Lips

For lip protection, I use Nivea Moisture Lip because it smoothes on well and my lipstick glides over it well (even 2 part lipstick and lip stains.) It has an SPF of 30.

Nivea Lip Sun SPF 30

Stop The Sweat

And on an unrelated note, I did a beach wedding this morning and loathed feeling sweaty between my thighs and under my bazoombas. Nothing is more uncomfortable! To avoid this, I use a humorously named product called Lady Anti Monkey Butt Anti Friction Powder. It’s a super duper absorber. I was mad at myself for forgetting to put in on. Rub it on your inner thighs all the way up to the crotch, and also put it under your breasts to avoid pools of sweat accumulating.

Buy it online here: Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder 6-oz.

Another option is good old anti-perspirant. It isn’t just for underarms. It works everywhere. Not deodorant. It has to be antiperspirant. Get a non white marking antiperspirant and use it: underarms, crease of elbows, back of knees, under your breasts, between your thighs and along the inner creases of your groin, and truth be told, along the top of your butt crack. It works great.

Finally, one other mention goes to panty liners. Whether it’s time for your monthly “ladies days” or not, wear one. Your panties will be soaking wet after standing in the sun and wet knickers prevent smiling. You’ll thank me for this tip one day.

For regular panties I like: ALWAYS brand Incredibly Thin Liner
For thong panties, these are awesome: Carefree Thong Pantiliners

Summing Up

There is no single product that will do the trick. I typically use a combination of all these solutions at the same time. The product I use every time is the powdered sunblock. It’s a miracle product in my opinion.