It’s Cold so I’m Packing for the Beach

Since I’m already planning my next beach trip I wanted to share some of my beach essentials. Here are the things I took to the beach this summer and will be taking on my next tropical getaway.

L’Occitane Facial Mist: It’s so easy to feel overheated and sticky on the beach. This mist wakes the face up with a light fragrance and skin soothing properties. I store it in my day bag for the beach, the city or anywhere else I might go. It’s a DAILY essential.
Use as needed.

DITTO #EndlessEyewear: With a monthly $24 subscription you can have #EndlessEyewear. It’s like Netflix for your face. Order a pair, keep as long as you’d like and when you’re ready to get a new pair DITTO will ship the new pair and a return label to send the other pair back. It’s really great for those of us who like to mix up our looks frequently. Use code “IANCRUMM” for a complimentary month subscription.
Swap sunglasses as desired.

diptyque Roll-on Fragrance: This Philosykos roll on fragrance has notes of fig leaves, wood and white cedar. While not the citrusy scent often associated with summer or tropical climates, I think the earth notes hold up well for a day in the sun.
Roll on as needed.

 

Photography: Briana Louise

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Summer to Fall Skin Care Options

With summer coming to an end (wipes tears off face), it’s a great time to reassess skin conditions. If you’re like me this summer was filled with plenty of time in the sun, soaking up the rays by a pool or a beach. Hopefully with some sunscreen on, but it’s inevitable that the sun did some damage to our faces over the last few months even with a heavy SPF. There’s dead skin built up that needs to go leaving room for a polished appearance for fall. Here are some of my current skincare products that I love using.

Cleanser: L’Occitane

With the summer sun there is a good chance your facial skin has excess dead skin built up if you are not already using an defoliant. L’Occitane’s Cedrat Pure Cleanser has tiny exfoliating properties that polish skin, giving a deeper, more refreshing clean than a regular cleanser.
Use about twice a week.

Aftershave: Burt’s Bees

Although I stay away from shaving, opting for an electric beard groomer most days, the times that I do shave this comes in handy. My neck in particular becomes sensitive and razor burn prone. Sunflower and coconut oils help skin recover after shaving forcing razor burn from developing. It’s lightweight so a great product to use before a SPF moisturizer during the summer and fall.
Use after shaving.

Eye serum: La Prairie

It’s never too early to start preventative measures when it comes to skincare. I’m not going to sit hear and act like I have an aging problem – I don’t. However… from laughing all the time (sending thanks to my hilarious friends!), being in the sun, smiling, etc. there are small lines forming on my face. Deep breath, Ian. It will be alright… La Prairie’s Eye Complex uses caviar extracts to prevent lines from forming. The product is very lightweight and soaks in fast. It leaves skin around the eyes feeling awake, moisturized and helps with that whole aging thing…
Use morning and night.

Photography: Briana Louise

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