Blame what you will—climate change, your fair complexion—but there’s no denying your face is going to take a beating this summer. And while a single bottle of bodywash might be enough to get you through the winter, you’ll need a more sophisticated bag of tricks to fight back the season’s blazing sun, aggressive bugs and ocean winds. Before that first long weekend at the beach arrives, assemble a toiletry kit that will keep your skin safe, smooth and sunburn free.
Stash your gear in this Cordura dopp kit emblazoned with a woodland camouflage pattern. Jack Spade Swedish M90 travel kit ($165)
Spiked with natural bug repellents such as citronella, rosemary and cedar, this balm is the organic way to protect against pests. Badger Anti-Bug Balm ($10)
Because we know you’re going to push that savage tan a little too hard at some point, you’d better load up on a restorative, rehydrating aloe vera–infused moisturizing spray. Sun Bum Cool Down spray ($12)
Avoid lifeguard zinc face with this lotion that goes on sheer and provides SPF 30 protection. Peter Thomas Roth Moisture Defense lotion ($42)
You’ll want to keep your lips smooth and your Suzy Chapstick happy with this SPF 12 lip balm. Available at themotley.com. Buckler’s Chapped Lip Remedy ($8)
This performance- oriented sunscreen is formulated to provide long-lasting protection, keep your hands from getting slippery and not drip into your eyes. Sun Bum Pro SPF 50 sunscreen ($13)
Dead skin is gross skin. Strip it off with this oatmeal body scrub. Kiehl’s Ultimate Man body scrub soap ($15)