Summer is well and truly here and everyone is flocking to the beach. Make sure you’re prepared for your next beach day with our list of the top five things to always have in your beach bag.
1. Sun Protection
As you might have already guessed, sunscreen is the most important thing to pack for any beach day. There are lots of different SPF numbers, but we recommend always using an SPF30 product or higher at the start of sun exposure to ensure your skin has the maximum protection. Our Once A Day SPF30 is perfect for your day out as you only need to apply it once in the morning for all-day protection.
While we’re used to applying sunscreen to protect our skin, it’s easy to forget about protecting your hair and lips. However, UV rays can burn your hair follicles, leaving you with brittle and lifeless ends, and they can cause skin cancer on your lips. Keep your luscious locks protected this summer with our quick-drying Scalp Protection SPF30 and use our Lip Balm Sun Protection SPF30 to ensure your lips are always nourished and protected.
Once A Day SPF30
For Scalp & Parting
2. Stainless Steel Bottle
Another essential thing to remember when going to the beach is to avoid getting dehydrated. Drinking water regularly helps keep you cool and it replaces the fluids you lose through sweating. However, it can be hard to keep your favourite drink cold in the hot weather, so we recommend using a stainless steel bottle instead of a plastic one. It will not only ensure your drink stays colder for longer, but it’s also BPA-free so you don’t need to worry about all those nasty toxins!
3. Wet Wipes
No matter how much you try to avoid it, it’s almost impossible to come home after a day at the beach without having sand, salt and sweat all over your body, leaving you craving a long, hot shower. We recommend bringing a packet of wet wipes with you the next time so you can quickly refresh yourself throughout the day.
4. Healthy Snacks
It’s important to eat healthy when you’re at the beach. We recommend bringing low-calorie, high-fibre foods with you that are rich in water such as berries and grapefruit. This will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy levels high throughout the day.
5. Reading Material
Finally, what would a sunbathing session at the beach be without burying yourself in a good book or catching up on the latest fashion trends and celebrity news in your favourite magazine? Getting the best suntan safely takes time so make sure you have some interesting summer reading material to keep you entertained.
It’s easy to forget things when you’re busy planning for a day out, but by packing these five essential items, you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way!